Home » ExchangeEveryDay » Barefoot is Best



ExchangeEveryDay Past Issues


<< Previous Issue | View Past Issues | | Next Issue >> ExchangeEveryDay
Barefoot is Best
May 14, 2019
Never apologize. Never explain. Just get the thing done, and let them howl.
-Agnes MacPhail
Advertisement

"Not only does going barefoot feel great, it also nourishes, strengthens, and promotes agility in a child’s growing feet, ankles, legs, knees, and hips—benefits that children are going without in today’s over-shod society,” explains an article on the Education.com website.

“In fact, podiatrists say that bare feet should be a vital component of a child’s everyday life, in all seasons. The bare foot functions almost like a sense organ, feeling subtleties of changing terrain while walking and playing, and making countless small adjustments in how each step is taken. These adjustments actually help each of us form our balance, movement systems, and posture for life.”

In the book, Growing with Nature, Chris Kiewra and Tina Reeble include a section on how connections with nature build body competence in children. “One outcome of children’s disconnection from nature is a lack of sensory stimulation,” they write. “Increased time in sterile indoor environments, use of manufactured plastic toys, and earlier and prolonged use of electronics all decrease opportunities for children to use all their senses. This is especially concerning since the window of opportunity to best develop the senses of sight, touch, and hearing is during the preschool years.”

Want an opportunity to learn more about supporting children’s connections with nature? The early bird rate for the Nature Explore/Outdoor Classroom Project Leadership Institute in July is expiring soon. Find information here: https://natureexplore.org/workshops/institute/

Source: “Why Barefoot is Best,” August 22, 2014, education.com





Growing With Nature
Supporting Whole-Child Learning in Outdoor Classrooms

Order today and get FREE SHIPPING on this title.

This book from Nature Explore is full of helpful ideas and insights from people enjoying Certified Nature Explore Classrooms throughout the country. Engaging stories and photographs illustrate ways to help infants and toddlers, pre-schoolers and elementary students discover the wonders of nature and strengthen their foundational learning skills.

Use code GROWING when prompted.

Offer valid through July 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
May not be combined with any other offer.
Free Shipping offer applies to budget shipping to USA on this book only.

ExchangeEveryDay

Delivered five days a week containing news, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more.

Unsubscribe

What is ExchangeEveryDay?

ExchangeEveryDay is the official electronic newsletter for Exchange Press. It is delivered five days a week containing news stories, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more.

Kaplan - Start Exploring STEM.
ContinuED - Take a Free Online Training Course.
ez-care - Find Out What How to Set Prices for your Child Care Services.




Post a Comment

Have an account? to submit your comment.


required

Your e-mail address will not be visible to other website visitors.
required
required
required

Check the box below, to help verify that you are not a bot. Doing so helps prevent automated programs from abusing this form.



Disclaimer: Exchange reserves the right to remove any comments at its discretion or reprint posted comments in other Exchange materials.