In a world seemingly obsessed with carefulness these days, one of the things I fear is getting lost is the joy of going barefoot, and along with it all the benefits. For little ones, getting and staying in touch with their feet is important.
My son is happy to be enjoying a barefoot childhood, and although I often despair at the dirty state of his feet and the shoes that go missing, I'm pretty happy about it too.
At his school, the kids can shed their shoes.
Encouraging kids to walk around barefoot, wherever possible, is the best thing you can do for growing feet. It helps the muscles develop and get stronger and allows air to circulate around the entire foot.
For more on the benefits of a barefoot childhood:
Thoughts on Muddy Feet and Progressive Education
Why Barefoot is Best from Education.Com
Barefootin' from Moving Smart
What do you think? Would you be happy for your child to be barefoot at school?
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