Barefoot kids are wild and free
Our kids are barefoot kids. You could say that they’re wild and free because we spend a lot of time outdoors. And they have all the freedom afforded to them by homeschooling. I love that they prefer to be barefoot. And I love that they can be barefoot kids for much of their lives. I know there are definite physical, development and emotional benefits. And is sure saves on buying loads of pairs of shoes! But the world is a quite a prickly place, so it’s an idea to be sensible when allowing your kids to go barefoot. Below are a few ideas for keeping your barefoot babies safe:
- Make sure that where they are walking doesn’t have glass or worse! Our kids can run on the beach, at the park and at home. But if we’re going to the shop, we tend to ask them to put on shoes.
- Make sure that you put sunblock on their feet. This part of their bodies can easily be overlooked. But sunburn on feet is not fun!
- Make it their choice, if you can. Our children are special needs so tend to not like things that are too restrictive. But we have a few pairs of good quality shoes that they can easily put on, should the need arise.
- Go barefoot yourself! I love to walk without shoes when I can. It’s such a great way to ground yourself and to feel more connected to the earth.
Do your kids like going barefoot?