The next part of our child development blogs looks at pre-school age children. Here you’ll find information on making the right foot care choices for your child and provide advice on engaging the whole body through related activities suited for their life stage.
Your child will be growing up fast and getting out and about more now, involved in all sorts of activities. But the bones in their feet are still forming, so correctly fitted footwear is still really important. You might need a selection of different types of footwear now, such as sandals, casual shoes, trainers and wellies. Start-Rite cater for all these footwear needs.
It’s important not to compromise on fit, particularly in the forefoot to ensure the foots natural structure is not constricted by their footwear during this important developmental stage. These restrictions may compromise locomotion and lead to a less natural gait cycle development and may compromised formation of the bones, muscles and ligaments that links the body together.
Your child has more controlled movements now and has probably mastered walking, running, skipping, hopping and jumping. Activities that require co-ordination are good now and you can try combining different skills instead of just one action.
Here are some activities to help your Pre-school child develop:
Pre-school shoes shoes ensure you child can hop, jump and skip into every adventure and be naturally developing their body mechanics along the way as well as offering all these important features:
To ensure your child has the correct fitting shoes we recommend measuring their feet every 2-4 months.
Before long it will be time to start thinking about school shoes for your little one. It may seem a daunting task, but we have help and advice on choosing the right school shoe for your child's feet.
To read our general tips on foot health click HERE