This article illustrates how getting dirty outdoors benefits kids. Who would have thought something we spend so much time wiping, sweeping, and mopping away could be so good for kids’ health? Spending time outside is great for kids, and studies show that getting dirty while they’re out there might be even better. Studies have shown benefits to immune systems, hearts and skin, as well as kids’ emotional well-being and learning skills.
National Wildlife Federation (NWF) created the Be Out There movement to give back to American children what they don’t even know they have lost: their connection to the natural world. In the process, NWF aims to help reverse alarming health trends and help families raise happier, healthier children. Signs everywhere show the spirit of the movement taking hold.
For more information, go to www.beoutthere.org/join