Mud Play

June 29th is International Mud Play Day!  In celebration, we have dedicated an entire week to the ooey, gooey wonder of mud.  We mixed vats of dirt and water on the roof and even brought some into the classrooms for exploration. 

THE SCIENCE OF MUD PLAY

Source:  Nature Play, Queensland

There is a growing body of research into why kids have an inbuilt need to play in mud. There is evidence suggesting that mud play is a basic biological need, and this type of play has many physical, psychological and emotional benefits for children.

MUD MAKES YOU HAPPY  

MUD INCREASES BRAIN ACTIVITY 

MUD INCREASES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

MUD REDUCES YOUR SUSCEPTABILITY TO DEPRESSION 

MUD REDUCES ALLERGIES & ASTHMA SYMPTOMS 

MUD PLAY BUILDS CREATIVITY 

KEY DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES ACHIEVED THROUGH MUD PLAY 

FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING HAPPENS THROUGH MUD PLAY 

MUD PLAY CAN REDUCE CHILDHOOD ANXIETY AND STRESS 

MUD PLAY CREATES CHILDHOOD MEMORIES 

BUILDING AN ADVENTUREOUS SPIRIT THROUGH MUD PLAY 

MUD BUILDS A CONNECTION WITH NATURE 

MUD IS FUN! 

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