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How much time did you spend outside as a child?

Poll Results: 852 votes
Most free time, when the weather was nice.
As often as possible, including frequent camp trips.
Some amount.
Very little.

Related: Get Outside with Your Kids!

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Azaima A.
Friday September 19, 2014, 8:15 PM

at least an hour

Shelli S.
Thursday September 18, 2014, 10:18 AM

90% of the time, lived outside whether is was hot or cold.

BnKatie D.
Monday September 8, 2014, 7:43 PM

Oh a TON

John B.
Saturday August 23, 2014, 2:52 AM

Quite a lot.

Nimue P.
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 4:16 AM


Nimue P.
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 4:15 AM


Sheila J.
Sunday June 15, 2014, 6:00 PM

Lots and lots of time, my brothers and I were always outside playing baseball, football, kick the can, hide and seek, cowboys and Indians, marbles, crab apple fights, sleigh riding, fishing, wading in creeks, berry picking, climbing trees, swinging from grape vines and tire swings in the woods, wow, it was great! :)..miss those days!

Rosa Caldwell
Friday May 2, 2014, 12:24 PM

We didn't have video games when I was a child and I think that is where most of our children now spend most of the time inside because of video games.

Rosa Caldwell
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 1:42 AM

I spent alot of free time outside as a child. Those were my healthier days because of it.

Rose Roma
Friday April 4, 2014, 10:30 PM

Nature IS nurture on every level. It is protective and a huge limitless laboratory/workshop. Not allowing time alone or without adult supervision for a child out of doors is a form of abuse and horrific neglect.

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