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OUTDOOR PLAY BENEFITS IN WINTER

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OUTDOOR PLAY BENEFITS IN WINTER www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au  During the warm spring and summer months, it seems natural to allow children to play outside. When winter comes along, parents may be more hesitant to send children outside. However, there are plenty of ways to make sure children stay safe and healthy outside in the winter and there are health benefits that accompany this outdoor playtime.  1. Children Can Escape Indoor Germs, Bacteria It is impossible to shield children completely from all viruses or bacteria that can make them ill, especially in the winter when they are more prevalent. However, allowing children to come...

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MUD PLAY BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN

Posted by Kelly Huntley on

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 – New research has shown that exposure to friendly soil bacteria (Mycobacterium Vaccae) stimulates the immune system causing the brain to release serotonin, the endorphin used to regulate mood.  MUD REDUCES  DEPRESSION – Given the link of the friendly bacteria in mud and its ability to make you happy, scientists say that regular exposure to mud will reduce a child’s vulnerability to depression.  MUD REDUCES ALLERGIES & ASTHMA SYMPTOMS –...

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