I've been at a loss for how to help him until I stumbled across a picture on Pinterest that had pipecleaners tied onto shoes. (It was just a picture with a dead link or I'd give credit where it is due.) I was inspired to give it a try. After all, his problem seems to be with the flop and softness of the shoelaces.
Here's what it looked like:
|I put the pipe cleaners through the top eyes on his shoes|
|He could already do the "X and through" but this helped it to stay put|
|Thanks to the wires, the loop didn't slip out of his fingers|
|He had to practice taking the orange one around the loop several times, but its stiffness helped him to see what it was doing|
|He got it on his second attempt!|
After half a dozen times with the pipecleaners, we pulled them out and tried it with the real thing.
|Voila! He got it the first time.|
I just want to say thank you to the unknown person whose dead link brilliance made this possible!