Did you know that mud play is so widely recognized as a beneficial activity for children that there is an international holiday honoring Mud Play???
We set up a new mud play area in the backyard, where kids spent hours last week making mud pies and the like. It is an area where wonderful social, sensory, gross- and fine-motor, and imaginary experiences take place. Tristan has agreed to loosen the soil in the area to make even more dirt available for mud play!
We've since added a small play kitchen and taken down that ridiculous basketball hoop that was duct taped to the trees : ) Also, we've added lots of metal and wooden dishes and utensils purchased at Daiso, the $1.50 store.