We are now in the era of technology invasion where realistic visuals are being enjoyed from your couch through virtual reality gadgets.
Two decades back, there was a penetration of technology but not worse like what we see now. People born in the early and late 90’s can clearly explain how technology invasion took a huge advantage in our lifestyle within a short span of time.
Children born after the year 2000 are going through underlying obsession towards technology as they have easy access to multimedia elements through mobile phones, gaming consoles, laptops, and even virtual reality glasses, where they could feel real-life gaming experience through 3D visuals.
With such strong penetration of technology, children love to get glued to their couch and just forget to play outdoors.
Playing outdoors in mud actually improve both mental and physical health of your children in many ways.
Want to know how? – Just keep reading all the following six reasons.
Allow Your Kids to Play in the Mud
1. Connects with Nature
Children of today hardly go out to play other than school playgrounds. In-home they simply get held-up with video games and more entertainment sources. They could subconsciously get bored in a defined routine, and prone to get depressed.
Exploring the open world allows them to connect with nature, create happy memories with their buddies, which is pretty healthy than hugging the couch at home.
2. Your Child Will Grow as a Resilient
Playing in dirt makes your children exposed to micro-organisms.
Since the growth of the immune system in human beings is during the initial stages of growth. According to a research, allowing your children to play in mud allows them to introduce micro-organisms to their immune system, making it familiar to some common infection-causing bacteria. Then, the immune system can effectively fight against those organisms at ease.
In later life as an adult, they won’t face any sudden don time in their health due to some common infections and are capable of recovering fast from any kind of infections. Modern lifestyle disconnected people from nature, same for children.
In another research, immunity disorders and autoimmune diseases are seen common in industrialized countries than that of developing countries.
Simply playing strategic games through gamepad won’t award your children with self-learning ability. They should touch and feel things to kindle the sensory analytical skill to make them better self-learners.
Playing with mud, feeling all the shapes and irregularities, they’re mid subconsciously processes things and stored as patterns, which will be useful in terms of logical reasoning.
4. Improves Creativity, Planning, and focus
If you remember your childhood memories, you will remember making buildings with sand, digging canals, and so on.
The urge to make desired shapes kindle the creativity inside them, and they eventually start to visualize and predict things before making one.
This is a natural and effective way to kindle their creativity and management skills before it’s late.
5. Makes Your Children Happy
Scientists have foreseen that playing in mud releases Mycobacterium vaccae, along with the mud smell when your children play.
The results suggest that this particular bacterium can induce the production of serotonin that helps in relaxing and calming of the brain, making children happy.
6. Good for Brain and Eyes
A research says prolonged gaming using video game consoles and PCs can negatively impact your children’s brain.
It also contributes to early refractive errors and cataract risks in children. So do not allow them to stick with their gaming consoles for a longer duration.
Controlling children without hurting can be challenging. Instead of ordering your children to play outside, try to educate them about the benefits and the risks associated with being idle on the couch.
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