Despite the beautiful weather outdoors it can be easy to stick with your usual indoor screen routine. With a little planning you can fill your summer with fun and active activities for the whole family.
Whether consuming “good” or “bad” programming media dominates the lives of too many children leaving little time for other activities that are an integral part of childhood. Are you up for the challenge of turning off screen media April 29-May 5?
Make Screen-Fee Week successful in your home by following these tips
- Define screen-free for your family. Does it include email and text messaging? Are you still going to video chat with family members in another state or country? Can the computer be used for homework and work?
- Have activities and outings planned so you are ready on April 29. Give everyone responsibilities and an equal vote.
- You’ll be more successful if extended family members and friends are involved. Get together at a park, play organized games, or just hang out.
- Discuss your successes and failures. Decide how you can cut down on screen-time all year long and what you can do to Screen-Free Week even better next year.