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How to teach children to tie a tie!

Okay, so I have to admit; when I read about “Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox: Story With Instructional Song” I did laugh just a bit – I mean, why can’t mum or dad just do the parent thing and dish the dirt on how to tie a tie.

Then it dawned on me; Sybrina Durant’s book uses both song and humour to teach boys and girls about tying ties – to be honest, I don’t think I know a tie-tying song off the top of my head.

I also don’t see the humour in the whole business so perhaps a book is not such a bad idea? And anyone who can write 24 pages on how to teach children to tie a tie deserves attention.

The story’s about a little rabbit that races through the forest mimicking the motions of tying a tie in an effort to escape the snapping jaws of the very hungry fox.

It could be kind of a cool gift for a son, grandson or nephew who is about to start school, or is old enough to engage in the very grownup task of wearing a tie.

Or maybe even for a special occasion – a wedding or some such. – Or for parents who have forgotten the art of tie-tying.

Children do pride themselves on being able to do things by themselves, and I’ll bet that your man would feel an amazing sense of accomplishment if he learnt to knot a tie all by himself.

Visit for more info on the book (and to download the song, which is available in English, Spanish and Tagalog). “Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox: Story With Instructional Song” can also be purchased on Amazon.