Bare Feet

12th Aug 2013

A barefoot child at play is one of the most iconic images of childhood.  It is also somewhat of a symbol of our school. Many parents have told me that they first wanted to check out our school based on the pictures they saw on our website of the children running around barefoot and that was true of both Jalene and I as well.   But there are many more reasons beyond that beautiful image why children should toss their shoes aside when at play. The first is sheer pleasure. It feels good to shed your shoes and feel the grass beneath your feet, or mud or sand or water.  When they leave preschool most of our children will not have a choice about shoes on or off. Bare feet are needed for improved balance and flexibility.  Shoes keep children from feeling the ground beneath their feet and may cause stumbles or […]