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Survey: Children Spending 35 Percent Less Time Playing Freely Outside

Survey: Children Spending 35 Percent Less Time Playing Freely Outside
Kamik, the Canadian footwear and apparel manufacturer,  announced new survey result findings that indicate a significant decrease in outdoor play among children ages 3-12.

An overwhelming majority of mothers agreed that their best childhood memories took place outdoors while playing with a friend or a sibling, recalling these memories elicit strong feelings of joy, freedom and a sense of adventure (75 percent in America and more than 60 percent in Canada). Ironically, their own children are not having the same experiences in today’s hectic, over-scheduled environment.
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