Mud pies. Gardening. Digging for buried treasure. Puddle jumping. Burying a time capsule in the backyard. None of these opportunities should be missed in the span of a young life. There are a thousand ways that dirt is not only good — it’s FANTASTIC. Simply put, dirt is an essential ingredient to a happy childhood.
So if you find that your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or heck — even yourself are far too clean these days — unplug from your electronic device of choice and go outside and PLAY. It’s good for the body, mind and spirit.
And quite frankly, so many children and teens today have no idea what they have been missing. We are raising a very indoor generation, comparatively speaking. So be a little patient with them; it might take them awhile to get the hang of good old fashioned outdoor play and adventure. But they will. It’s in all of us — naturally.
Check out these resources to help get your kiddos or family outside:
OK, now get off the computer and go outside and play! 😉