Why children should go barefoot

Barefoot girl

I still remember a little song I learned in nursery. Someone had put a tune to Polly Chase Boyden’s poem, and I liked to sing it because it reflected my own feelings about taking off my socks and shoes:

Mud is very nice to feel
   All squishy-squash between the toes!
I’d rather wade in wiggly mud
   Than smell a yellow rose.
Nobody else but the rosebush knows
How nice mud feels
   Between the toes.

Now that June is here, make sure your children have chances to enjoy this sensory experience!

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