This was my project- we need a push to turn off the screens, too.
Muslimatters.org is proud to endorse the Commercial-free childhood Screen-Free week.
Screen-Free Week is almost here! On April 18-24, children, families, schools, and communities around the country will turn off entertainment screen media (TV, video games, computer games, apps, etc.) and turn on life. It’s a chance to unplug and read, play, daydream, create, explore nature, and spend more time with family and friends.
Since 1996, millions of children and their families have participated in Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff). Each year, thousands of parents, teachers, PTA members, librarians, scoutmasters, and clergy organize Screen-Free Weeks in their communities. This year, Screen-Free celebrations are being planned around the country, including Long Island, NY, where the Early Years Institute is working with local merchants and community organizations to provide wonderful screen-free activities for children and families for free or at discounted prices.
Read rest here and join us in limiting screen time next week in screenfree week. Tell me what you are planning to do.
My kids and I plan to visit an elder in our community instead of watching after school cartoons, go to the park more often and make cards for their grandparents and by the end of the week we will decide on pulling the plug.