If there's one thing Kellan finds irresistible, it's dirt. It can be in the yard, on the street, or in a pot. It doesn't matter. Kellan will stick his hands in it. He often has dirt under his fingernails, which drives me nuts. I suppose a little dirt never hurt anyone, but it does make me cringe a little when I see him eating his peanut butter and jelly sandwich and the tips of his nails are black, even after he's washed his hands.
Well, lucky for me I found this handy little tool. It's an adorable hedgehog shaped nail brush! The bristles are soft but get the job done and Kellan loves playing with it while at the sink. In fact, now I have to tell him time's up.
If your kid is like mine, you should check out Kids in the Wild Garden. It is an excellent way to teach children about the amazing things nature has to offer in your own yard. There are lessons about plants, animals and yes, even dirt. The pictures are engaging and it's appropriate for a wide range of ages, from preschool to grade school.