Kids Spending Less Time Outdoors
About 25% of kids in Britain spend less than 30 minutes outside each day, reports The Australian. The article is based on recent research by the National Trust. Meanwhile, 54% of kids ages 7-12 spend less than one hour a day outdoors.
The article also quotes figures for this generation’s parents and grandparents:
- Parents spent an average of 2 hours and 34 minutes outside each day in their youth.
- 53% of grandparents spent more than 3 hours a day outside.
- Roll down a really big hill
- Hunt for bugs
- Plant it, grow it, eat it
- Play in the snow
- Run around in the rain
- Learn to ride a horse
- Fly a kite
“Bucket lists” have been popular with the older generation for years, and more recently there has been a trend of parents and kids working together to make summer bucket lists (see examples here).
The National Trust is taking the idea of bucket lists a step further — with a bit of humor and good fun — and it’s a wonderful idea. What would be on your bucket list for kids to do before they are 11 3/4?