Children today spend half the time their parents did playing outside, a survey suggests.
96% of the 1,001 parents with children aged between four and 14 quizzed for the National Trust thought it was important their children had a connection with nature and thought playing outdoors was beneficial for their development.
The research found, on average, children were playing outside for just over four hours a week, compared to 8.2 hours a week when the adults questioned were children.
The Trust has a list of 50 things for children to do before they turn 11 and three-quarters to get them engaging with the outdoors, including climbing a tree, hunting for bugs, building a den, explore inside a tree and tracking wild animals.
National Trust hopes that instilling a love for nature in our children now encourages them to continue to protect the beauty of the great outdoors for years to come.
den：名詞，洞穴；藏身處。例句：When we were kids, we used the attic as our den. （我們小時候把閣樓當成秘密基地。）
track：動詞，跟蹤。例句：The police tracked the kidnapper and managed to capture him alive. （警方一路跟蹤綁匪，並設法活逮他。）
instill：動詞，灌輸；教導。例句：Parents need to instill a positive attitude toward frustration in their children’s minds. （父母必須灌輸孩子面對挫折時該有的正向態度。）