If you saw our 2020 year in review post, you know that we *almost* reached our goal of 1000 hours outside PER kid last year! (We blame being shut down for two full months.)
1000 hours outside is a challenge, global movement, hashtag, and website chock-full of information, ideas, and inspiration for adding more outside time to your life because, “if you want your child to thrive academically, socially, emotionally, and physically you have to build time into your life to spend outdoors.”
1000 hours is in direct proportion to the average amount of time each child spends on a screen in a single year, according to their site. As an art & nature school, we think this is a fantastic goal.
We haven’t seen a lot of childcares doing this challenge, probably because it’s difficult to track for so many different kids – so we’re taking an average count each day. For the record, since Sprouts is only in session for 180 days per year, that adds up to about 5.5 hours per day that we need to average!
February 11th: as of today we’ve got 80 hours on the clock. Considering how cold it’s been, we’re feeling good about being 8% of the way there – and we’re well ahead of where we were at this time last year!
Ready to join us?