STEP 1: (FOR PARENTS)
Begin with the widest part of the Tie Buddy at the top, holes facing up. Thread the lace up through the closest tunnel, then out the top and down through the second, outer tunnel. Do not leave a loop above the Tie Buddy. Make sure there is roughly 3.5” of lace between the Tie Buddy and the last shoe eyelet. The 3.5" should be measured with your childs' foot in the shoe with the laces untied. Measure from the eyelet to the base of the Tie Buddy. You may need to adjust according to your childs' shoes and lace length so try the tying process yourself first to be sure the Tie Buddies® are placed correctly. Repeat the process on the second lace.
Holding the TIPS of the laces, make an "X" and wrap one end through the hole and pull tight.
Grasp just below your Tie Buddies
Once s/he’s got the shoe-tying down, Tie Buddies can assist your kid in tying a more secure knot. After you’ve removed both Tie Buddies, have your child add the following step to their knot-tying: after they tuck the first lace through the “hole”, have them tuck the other lace through the “hole” from the opposite side. Pull both tight, and your child will be tying a better knot than you!