The best childhood memory is considered to be playing in the dirt. In fact some of us had eaten dirt or mud in our childhood. Even research shows that it is very good for the health of a child to play in dirt. Doctor Ryan Harvey from House Call Doctor explains”Without exposure to everyday germs, which can be found in mud, children miss out on building a stronger, more robust immunity to sickness”.
The dirt can even strengthen young immune systems. Here are some reasons that you should let your child play in dirt.
❒ Lowers your stress level
Unstructured or free outdoor playtime is great fun and can also helps relieve anxiety and stress. Even research says that people who visit parks for 30 minutes or more are much less likely to have poor mental health.
❒ Keeps them active
Playing in dirt will allow your child to do various physical activities like jumping, running, crawling and many other activities which will help keep them physically active.
❒ Vitamin D
Playing outside for hours means more time in Sun. Due to which we get proper amount of Vitamin D which is very necessary for the health of our bones and immune system.
❒ Boosting the immune system
Research shows that playing outside in dirt boosts immune system of young bodies.
❒ Gives happiness
When the children plays together, it cheers them up which brings a smile on their faces. When they jump, run, play it gives them very much happiness.
It is very important for kids to play in dirt because the dirt is not only important for their health but for their development also. Playing in dirt gives some of the major health benefits such as stronger immune system, better digestion, less heart diseases, gives you relief from any kind of stress and it also works as an anti- depressing agent. So it is very important for you to play outside rather than playing inside, watching TV or mobile phones because it is proved by research that it helps in the development of young minds and bodies.