My son spends nearly every moment outside. I am old-school enough to think that is the best possible way for a 5 year old boy to spend his time. I absolutely love when he comes in for dinner and is so exhausted from a long day of playing, that he can hardly make it through his meal. We are also lucky enough to be surrounded by like-minded families whose children also spend their free time roaming the neighborhood and the surrounding woods. While they certainly do not need help from us when it comes to finding ways to entertain themselves, we love to do it none-the-less.