Weekly Average Hours and/or Minutes Spent on Various Activities by American Children

Leisure activity 2002–2003
Visiting, socializing 4:47
Sports 2:59
Outdoor activities 0:50
Hobbies 0:12
Art activities 0:48
Television 14:36
Other passive leisure 2:46
Playing 8:05
Reading 1:17
Being read to 0:05
Computer activities 2:45
Ages 6–17
Source: National Endowment for the Arts, To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence, November 2007.

Hours and/or Minutes Per Day Spent Watching TV or Reading Trends in Reading and Publishing Average Reading Scores of 15-Year-Olds in Selected Countries, 2003
Weekly Average Hours and/or Minutes Spent on Various Activities by American Children

highlights

11 Awesome STEM Toys to Get Kids into Science & Math
Get your child excited about the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) and summer learning! See our picks for science kits, math games, and other STEM toys for kids of all ages.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, brought to you by Galactic Hot Dogs.

Preventing Hot Car Deaths: 6 Facts & Tips for Parents
Every year, between 30 and 50 children in the U.S. die from overheating in a vehicle. Learn facts and prevention tips to safeguard your child from "hot car death."

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks