Dirt, Please!

posted Apr 13, 2012, 3:10 PM by E Filippi   [ updated Apr 26, 2012, 5:19 PM ]
According to the National Wildlife Federation, "when we let our kids play in dirt we're not only allowing them to explore the wonders around them, we are also exposing them to healthy bacteria, parasites, and viruses that will inevitably create a much stronger immune system!" Well...that's not a problem around here!

Straight to the dirt pile they run

When visiting Grandma's house they head straight for the dirt/clay mound--and that's good news for the whole family. "Studies have shown that simply having contact with dirt, whether it's through gardening, digging holes, or making pies out of mud, can significantly improve a child's mood and reduce their anxiety and stress."
In other words--I have some very happy kids!

please do not get in my car with those boots

Take the dirt quiz.
Now...Go outside!

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