Today’s kids may never remember their dad or mom calling them from playing outside for dinner. Why? In the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average American boy or girl spends just four to seven minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day, yet more than seven hours each day in front of an computer or HD screen.
Guess what? That isn’t a good thing.
This shift inside dramatically impacts the wellness of our kids. Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled the last 20 years; the United States has become the largest consumer of ADHD medications in the world; and pediatric prescriptions for antidepressants have risen to shocking levels.
in short: Our kids are tending to be out of shape, tuned out and stressed out, because they’re missing something fundamental for their health and development: connection to the natural world via outdoor playsets.
Kids outdoor playsets offer a great 24/7 at home alternative for families with young children.