DS (age 8) now has to wear footy boots and his new trainers had to be lace-ups because of the size of his feet.
He kinda gets how to do a bow but it's a bit useless. He's just started a new school and I've been looking for a solution to help him, at least for the first year. Last thing he needs is for the other kids to take the pee because he can't do his own laces.
we discovered them because ds1 does triathlons and all the kids have them to help make transitions faster, and then we realised they'd be perfect for ds2 (fine motor skills problems) - he's got very narrow size 6 feet (at 9 ...) and it's almost impossible to get velcro shoes to fit
Thanks Mimsum! Saw you on a thread earlier about the little boy struggling with friends. I have an almost identical DS to the OP(even down to the ginger hair) but I couldn't post because I was crying . Thread helped me like you wouldn't believe
'cack-handed'! Not heard that expression in ages - made me smile.
I do sympathise, my DD's have similar problems with doing plaits (although not as essential a skill). No matter how many times we go over it, it doesn't seem to stick. I tie bits of string to a chair and leave them to practise now.
If, as mimsum says these things are good, I would give them a whirl.