Discovering Waldorf :: Health Benefits to Playing in the Dirt - The Magic Onions

Discovering Waldorf :: Health Benefits to Playing in the Dirt

This article (by Susan Wyatt / Kings) aught to make you feel better the next time your 6 year old comes in with grimy fingernails and dirt all over his face :-)


Waldorf - playing in the dirt is good for kids


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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. I’ve also seen studies that tv is linked to depression & anxiety. Glad to hear about more benefits of just playing in the dirt.

  2. My girls have recently come with purple faces after discovering that the Mexican Salvia in the yard can be crushed and made into face paint. And the afternoon just isn’t complete without a little mud play!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I loved that article and makes me so glad that my daughter’s favorite thing to do right now is playing in the dirt so thank you for sharing!

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