A recent article by Naboso discussed Why Children Should be Barefoot Until Age Four

Hands cradling a baby's feet.For a young child, the world is bursting with color, brimming with sounds, and teeming with different textures and sensations. Every moment is a learning experience for newborns, infants, and toddlers. One of the most profound ways a child explores this new universe is through their senses, creating cognitive pathways that shape how they understand and interact. Reality is complex and rich with sensory stimulation during these early years. Sensory exploration lays the groundwork for a child’s future cognitive, emotional, and spatial awareness development. 

Within the orchestra of sensory stimulation, touch is essential for building a child’s relation to the world. One vital aspect of touch that is often overlooked is touch from the bottom of a child’s feet. Children who experience the world beneath their bare feet have developmental advantages correlating with enhanced brain development and body awareness.

“There is evidence indicating that going barefoot strengthens feet and improves body alignment. Young children feel a natural affinity for the ground that can be enhanced by removing all the barriers between it and the feet.” – Rae Pica, Internationally Renowned Child Development Author.

In this article, we will cover the barefoot philosophy for children, how barefoot children experience cognitive development and spatial awareness advantages, and what parents can do to support their child’s innate developmental intelligence through barefoot sensory stimulation.

Read the full article: Why Children Should be Barefoot Until Age Four.