Thursday, June 04, 2009

Muddy Memories: Priceless

We are currently on vacation in Western North Carolina, and one of the first things my children did upon arrival was begin making mud pies and sundry other muddy "treats and delights". At age 7 and 9, I am thrilled to see that they continue to enjoy this childhood right of passage. Messy play activities for children seem to be on the decline in our ever-busy society. That's a shame since playing with playdough, sand, water, mud, or paints is so beneficial to your child's development, and these benefits can be difficult to come by in other ways. To name a few...

  • Finger strength and dexterity

  • Hand-eye coordination

  • Creative play skills

  • Pretend play skills

  • Cause and effect/reasoning skills

So get out there and have some fun making messy memories!

Time: $0

Soap: $2

Developmental Benefits: Priceless!

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