No we’re not being personal! But we’ve been thinking about how, in today’s increasingly screen-based society, many children do not spend very much time at all outside. Then when they do, as parents we are so fearful of them coming to some kind of harm that we are probably over-protective and spoil their fun.
This over-protectiveness can also extends to how dirty we let our children get. We have a fear that our children may pick up germs that will make them ill. But recent research indicates that this may not be the case.
Professor Jack Gilbert - Director of the Microbiome Centre at the University of Chicago - claims that exposure to the kind of microbes prevalent in the great outdoors helps children to build a strong and robust immune system. Indeed the normal behaviour of babies and young children is to continually touch things then put their fingers in their mouths. Rather than being hazardous, this behaviour is likely to train and strengthen their immune system.
There are several other reasons why it might be a good idea to let your children get dirty sometimes:
Above all, you being more relaxed about dirt and germs will encourage your child to spend more time outside enjoying playing in the fresh air. Which has got to be a good thing!
So now that summer is here why not take every opportunity to get out and about, without worrying too much about dirt and germs. Time passes so quickly that these carefree outdoor days will become precious memories for the future.
At Venture Studios we can help you capture these memories so that they will last even longer. We have a range of photography experiences for every stage of your family’s life: from pregnancy photos to family portraits to pet portraits. There’s something for everyone!
So why not bring the children in for a photoshoot this summer, as dirty (or clean) as you like? Any kind of prop is very welcome too! So have a browse through our photography experiences now to see which fits your current family situation. You can then either purchase your gift experiences directly through our website, or contact us at Venture Studios.
Take time to capture your family of today so that you can still enjoy these happy memories tomorrow.
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