While their parents grew up skipping stones and climbing trees, today's children spend twice as much time indoors as their parents did, missing out on the simple pleasures and lasting mental and physical health benefits of daily outdoor time.
Today's average kid spends 7+ hours a day in front of screens and just minutes outside. Though times have changed, one thing has stayed the same: outdoor time is critical for kid's healthy development. Outdoor time helps children grow lean and strong, enhances imaginations and attention spans, decreases aggression, boosts classroom performance, and connects kids to nature.
And even more, outdoor play is an affordable, FUN way for kids to be kids and for families to come together. It's clear if we want the best for our children, we need to get them out there and more often!
Pledge to make outdoor time for the kids in your life a priority this summer and beyond.
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