By one year your child should be able to help you as you dress them by pushing their arms and legs through items of clothing. By 2 years they should be able to remove an unfastened jacket.
By 2 ½ years they can put on easy clothing such as a jacket or open front shirts without zipping/buttoning.
By the age of 3 they should be able to assist with zipping and unzipping and separating the zip at the bottom of a jacket. Between the ages of 3-4 your child should be able to put their hands through both armholes and down the sleeves in front opening clothing (e.g. jacket). They should also be able to take the same item off completely.
By 4 years old children should be able to get their clothes on and off independently but will not be able to manage fastenings (e.g. zips and buttons) for another year or two.
Tying you own shoelaces requires a level of dexterity (using both hands together) most children don't possess until they're between five and seven, so take it slow!
This video shows the One Loop Method that most adults use.
Another good resource for learning different methods to lace shoes, tie shoelaces and stop shoelaces from coming undone is Ian's Shoelace Site.
This new method is another way to tie your shoelaces. This method is good for right and left handed people.
Before teaching your child this new modern method we would recommend you take time to practice on your own. Being confident in the method yourself will reduce any anxiety and confusion when teaching your child.
The further up the school your child progresses the more likely they are to require to wear a school tie. During primary school this may only be needed for school photographs or special occasions but by secondary it is normally expected that children wear a school tie everyday. It is important to be able to tie a tie independently so that changing for P.E. is not an issue.