I have just finished reading an article on the importance of allowing children (particularly infants) the opportunity to explore their environment bare foot. Not only does it stimulate the senses and overall development of the child, but reconnects children to their world, lowering stress and anxiety, hyperactivity and helps to 'centre' children. I was forced to reflect on the opportunities we provide for the children (and educators) in our early learning centre.
What better way to reflect then through photography?????
* Note the only 'limit' we set for bare foot play is on cold, wet or wintery days. On these days children are encouraged to make a choice that will keep them warm and safe.