The importance of messy outdoor play is gradually fading away across our homes. We
live in a world that is ecstatic about new technology and where our children are
constantly exposed to media via television, Ipads, mobiles, computers and game
consoles rather than sprinklers, dirt, sand, bikes and trees.
To combat this worrying trend, the team of talented educators at Nurture Play School
decided to do something about it, in a fun way of course!
On the International Mud Day, the team geared up to explore reasons on why playing
with mud and dirt can actually be amazing for children!
“Many parents see their young child heading for a mud puddle and see potential mess,
dirt stained clothes and hazardous germs so they stop. When I see a mud patch I see
potential sensory fun and giggles, splashing and opportunities to explore and enjoy the
outdoors, avenues for imagination and creativity,” says Kavita Sharma, Founder,
The children got to move around in the mud, paint a car with mud and explore the
sensory pleasures of touching, working with and making things with mud.