Why do we have toes? Our toes help us move and balance when we walk or run. Do you think you can balance longer up on your toes or back on your heels? Make a guess and then try it with your child! You can exercise your toes by using them to pick something up. Have your child find several small items and a bowl. Put the items and the bowl on the floor in front of a chair Have your child sit down barefoot and try to pick up one item at a time to put in the bowl—just using toes! Doing this exercise helps your child build attention and self-control skills.