2. Let them play in the dirt
It is frustrating when our child decides that a pile of mud is more tempting than the swings, but getting dirty from time to time is actually a good thing. As most doctors will tell you, exposure to dirt and bacteria is important and significant, as it helps to strengthen your child’s immune system and encourages the development of a wide range of antibodies. Anecdotally it has also shown to keep allergies away.