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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Get Dirty. Get Smarter.

Check out the latest study from Children and Nature Network : Can Playing in the Dirt Make You Smarter?

I used to laugh in digust and amusement when my husband told me that he ate dirt as a child.  Now, I wonder if all that dirt consumption contributed to his brilliance in math and physics.

Next time you see a puddle of mud, encourage your children to jump in it, rather than over it!  

6 comments:

Lydia Kang said...

Playing is so good for you! I don't know if eating dirt makes you smarter, but playing does!

Cindy Shortt said...

I just find it so amazing that inhaling and or ingesting the specific bacteria has been proven to reduce depression and anxiety! The research is great!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I love sending the kids out in the rain. Sometimes I even give them umbrellas. :)

Kerri said...

This will be a hard one for me...but I will give the puddle thing a try! My son will be elated! :)

Megan the Vegan said...
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Megan Cohen said...

Fascinating! Imagine doctors prescribing time outside in the dirt in lieu of antidepressants!