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Playing In Dirt Keeps Kids Healthy

By J .
on June 11, 2019

 

Playing in dirt makes kids healthy & happy

It's true! Research shows that dirt is actually good for kids. Like, really good! And isn’t getting dirty what kids do best?

In the last two decades, kids have been spending less time outdoors. The average American child spends as few as 30 minutes playing outside each day and more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen. Our kids are out of shape, tuned out, and stressed out because they’re missing something essential to their health and development: a connection to the natural world.

So here's the dirt on dirt:

When kids play in dirt, they are not only exploring the wonders around them, they're also being exposed to healthy bacteria, parasites, and viruses that will inevitably create a much stronger immune system. Studies have shown that simply having contact with dirt, whether it's through gardening, digging holes, or making mud pies, can significantly improve a child's mood and reduce anxiety and stress. Friendly bacteria found in soil helps produce serotonin, that all-important happiness-promoting hormone. Dirt can even improve classroom performance.

The best thing about dirt is it can be found most anywhere - from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country and playing in it costs nothing.

outdoor play makes kids happy & healthy

It's not just dirt that benefits kid's health but experiencing nature in general is good for their mind, body, and spirit. Children’s stress levels are significantly reduced within minutes of entering green spaces and regular outdoor time will help them sleep more soundly at night.

Outdoor activity promotes exploration, stimulates imagination, and heightens a child's sense of wonder. So let them get their hands dirty and their feet wet!

 

 

 

 

 

Why We Love Seeing Pink In October

By J .
on September 26, 2018

pink t-shirt breast cancer awareness tee

October 1st marks the beginning of Pinktober - breast cancer awareness month.  We love that for an entire month the whole country acknowledges those affected by the disease. We love that people are posting and sharing stories to bring breast cancer into the conversation. We love the way it pays tribute to those who have suffered. We love how people are able to honor their fight along with thousands of others. We love that people get free mammograms and forgetful people remember to get them. We love all of the good intentions Pinktober brings.

Shop our Pink Girl Power Tee. It's ON SALE!

 

 

Camping Themed Birthday Party

By J .
on July 08, 2018

 

Calling all Happy Campers!

Camping themed parties are fun, easy and don't cost a fortune. You can have a camping party right in your own backyard. Pitch a tent, play picnic games, make s'mores and sleep under the stars. It’s a great way to make a birthday party special, even with a smaller group.

What we love about a camping themed party are all the outdoor activities. Use our free Nature Scavenger Hunt printable and set out on a hike around the neighborhood.

Another simple idea is to make DIY bandana hobo bags. Fill them with party favors that can be used while camping. The bandanas are great for Capture The Flag or Blind Lineup. Goofy String is always good for String Tag and water guns are perfect for a fun Target Shooting Contest. Have a Bubble Blowing Contest too and give your campers Bubble Gum Tomboy Tees to get them in the spirit! Flashlights, canteens, a compass and glow in the dark items are always fun party favors too. These are all easy and budget-friendly favors sure to bring smiles long after your party has ended. 

 

 

 

 

Strong Is The New Pretty

By J .
on April 03, 2017

When we saw the cover of this book we were hooked! The cover picture is of the author's daughter, Ella (age 9), and she says "I was really scared for my first triathlon. My mom took this shot of me the night before and told me that even though I was afraid to race, to try to look tough and fearless. I did, and when my mom showed me this shot, it made me believe I could be as tough as I look."

Beautiful, right? The photos in this book are full of great teaching moments and truly show beauty in strength. It's a must read for all! https://katetparker.com

 

 

 

Raising Strong Girls

By J .
on March 22, 2016

Raise your girls to be tough! Treating your daughter like a delicate flower will never serve her well. Encourage her to play outdoors and out of her comfort zone. This will instill a greater sense in her that her body is a source of strength and that she can face any challenge. Introduce your daughter to tree climbing, bug collecting and camping. Playing sports is another great way for her to appreciate her body for it's strength rather than just it's beauty.

Promoting confidence, athleticism and an adventurous spirit is what we are all about here at Tomboy Vintage. We believe girls can be all that and still be made of sugar, spice and everything nice!

Girl's Bubble Gum Tomboy Tee

 

 

 

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