That’s less than one hour a day.
3 in 4 kids spend less than 60 minutes playing outside each day.
1 in 5 kids don’t play outside at all on a typical day.
Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, defines the phenomenon as “nature deficit disorder”. Experts agree that unstructured play and physical activity are key to a happy, healthy childhood. But today’s kids are spending less time outdoors due to a combination of parental fear, lack of access to green space, mountains of homework, and rising screen time.