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Letter: No knots for us

No knots for us

Sir: So children will be assessed on whether they can tie their shoe- laces when they start school (report, 12 February)? What nonsense. Four- and five-year-olds have wonderful shoes which depend on Velcro and buckles these days. I have no intention of teaching my son to do laces until he is six, when he will pick it up very quickly.


Lymm, Cheshire