and Parents Love It
Japan has been promoting "barefoot education
" for quite some time now. The idea is to let kids run around and play barefoot on grass or slopes
, creating a safe and healthy environment for their feet to develop naturally.
It turns out that there are some pretty amazing benefits to this approach!
Promote brain development
The soles of our feet have lots of acupuncture points that correspond to different organs in the body. By stimulating these points through barefoot activities, kids can actually improve their sensory perception and indirectly promote brain development.
Improve body balance
Without the protection of shoes and socks, children must find their own centre of gravity to maintain their balance. This helps train their motor ability, reaction speed, and sense of balance.
Strengthen foot muscles
Barefoot activities involve gripping the ground with the feet, which strengthens the muscles in the feet. If children rely too much on shoes and socks, they can easily develop bunions, flat feet, poor balance, and other problems.
But we get it, going barefoot all the time might not be practical or comfortable for everyone.
That's why we recommend trying it out at home with the
Momomi Soft Touch Tatami Mat
They're perfect for providing the support and protection
kids need to play barefoot indoors, without having to worry about dirty floors or sharp objects!