April 30-May 6, 2012
I started publishing Macaroni Kid Louisville East with the mission of bringing families closer together by sharing all of the great events and activities designed just for them close to home. That's why it seemed natural that I would help promote Screen-Free Week from April 30 - May 6, 2012.
Screen-Free Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood when children, families, schools and communities turn off screens and turn on life! Instead of relying on screens for entertainment, participants read, daydream, explore, enjoy nature and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Screen-Free Week isn't just about snubbing screens for seven days; it is a springboard for important lifestyle changes that will improve well-being and quality of life all year round.
The costs of excessive screen time are enormous: poor school performance, childhood obesity and problems with attention are just a few. Here are a few more statistics about our kids' screen time as shared by www.commercialfreechildhood.org and www.screenfreeweek.org.
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So will you join us on a screen fast - or even just a limited intake - next week? Here are some screen-free activities for your family to get you started:
So what to do next week during Screen-Free Week 2012? Here are a few ideas:
This week can help us all realize that life without screens is not impossible and may actually be more fun. Hopefully this will help us reconsider the place of electronic entertainment media in our lives and help us all make long term changes for a healthier, more satisfying life.
Here are some printouts to help you and your family succeed in a Screen-Free Week:
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