How much outdoor time are kids really getting? Well a new survey (sponsored by Clif bars) of more than 1,000 parents of kids ages 6-12 found some disturbing things.
- On average, kids today have eight hours less per week of outdoor playtime than their parents did.
- While 96 percent of parents report their kids have experience playing video games, far fewer say their children have visited a national or state park (74%) or gone hiking (61%).
- On average, most parents say 13 hours is the ideal amount of outdoor play per week. However, according to the survey, parents admit their kids spend about 14 hours in front of a screen, while they spend on average nine hours engaged in outdoor play each week.