The goal of Screen-Free Week is:
to spend a week turning OFF entertainment screen media and turning ON life! It is a time to unplug and play, read, daydream, create, explore nature, and spend time with family and friends.
At Turner Toys, we offer all kinds of great toys for you and your kids to play with. That’s what we do – we celebrate all things play! With all of these great activities, who needs TV or computers?
The reality is that most of us rely on our screens for work, entertainment, news and distraction.
Here’s what we’re going to try at our house:
- We’re going screen free for 1 day – today. Let’s see how it goes.
- No TV, computer, video games, Bejeweled, Facebook, Twitter, etc., EXCEPT for work or homework
- Yes to reading, practicing instruments, playing outside, playing puzzles, building constructions, making art…..
So, I’m on the computer writing this blog and I will return emails, but otherwise I’m not going on the NY Times website or FB…. No games on my phone. Seriously, this might be harder for me than my family.
As a precaution my husband took the power cords to the TV and computer.
Screen-Free Week Activities
The organizers at Screen-Free Week have loads of printables: pledge cards, activity logs, certificates of achievement to celebrate the week….
They also have lots of ideas for screen-free activities. I think my favorite might be: Fix Something.
The Educators’ Spin On It blog has loads of great activities and ideas for Screen-Free Week along with great printables such as activity cards for kids.
Toddler Approved blog also has great ideas and links to other parenting blogs.