Oh the joys of mud at our Northstar School! Playing in the mud inspires children to feel a connection to nature and develop an appreciation for the environment. Many children today have limited opportunities to play outdoors and it is difficult to care about the environment if you have not had the chance to spend time in nature. Mud is an excellent medium for learning as it is inclusive of all children which allows them to play at their own developmental level. Engaging sensory play learners partake in while playing with mud allows them to express their creativity while enhancing their fine motor skills. Learners practice social skills such as cooperation, negotiation, communication, and sharing as they work together. The wonder and joy of mud play is the memories being created by them. But it's not just about fun. We believe playing in mud makes our learners healthier too.