Benefits of playing in Dirt
How getting dirty keeps kids Healthy
Do you want to jump in the Puddle? Given the choice, many kids will say yes, others just jump straight in!
This may be hard to hear for parents because of the germs, the mess and the process of cleaning up. But do you know the effect this has on your child's health?
Playing in dirt is actually beneficial as it improves sensory development, creative thinking and the immune system.
Lower Stress Levels
Outdoor playtime is great fun and helps relive stress and anxiety. A recent study suggests people who visit parks have better mental health than those who don't.
Keeps them Active
When the children play in dirt, they could be running, jumping, crawling and cartwheeling not just the mud pies. This activity is important in child development.
Influx of Vitamin D
Playing outside in dirt also means more sun time which has vitamin D- something we need to protect the health of bones and immune systems.
Boost Immune System
Research shows playing in (or even eating) the dirt can strengthen immune system. Without the exposure to germs, children lack of robust immunity to sickness.
Happiness is Priceless
The smile on your child's face as they run carefree, jump and skip around in dirt is just breathtaking. Because playing in dirt is fun!
It's important to note that not all mud is same. Select a area that hasn't been treated with chemicals or used by animals. Instead purchase some organic soil for your backyard and add water.