As usual, Christmas 2011 was a wonderful day. My grandkids were blest with many amazing gifts and I had the good fortune to watch many of them open the wrappings. It didn't take long however, for me to realize that most of the gifts were "inside" presents. The average.....child spends 55 hours a week with electronic media. Between DVDs to watch, new computers and phones for social networking, electronic games to master, hundreds of channels of cable/satellite to watch on the big screen TV and iPods/iPads for music and/or more movies, children have little or no time to get any exercise or have interface with the natural world
... kids that spend significant time outdoors are calmer, happier, less likely to be overweight, healthier, better students and more creative.