My 3 year old has started saying, “I’m going to take off my shoes to feel what the ground feels like.” I think it’s great – when we’re playing in the yard. Less desirable when we’re in a public bathroom. At least I have some evidence of my efforts to include more natural movement in our days. This includes getting my kids outdoors much more. Barefoot when possible.
A couple years ago, I came across this concept of natural movement, mainly through the work of Katy Bowman. Before that, I had given never thought much to why spending time outside is important. Extended amounts of time. Since then I’ve been fascinated by the topic. Being outside and moving outside have so many benefits. Benefits beyond the fact that those little toddler tornadoes are not making a mess in the house while they are outside. Continue reading “Getting young kids outdoors”