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Screen-Free Week: 7 Ways to Unplug

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Screen-Free Week is a national celebration where children, families, schools and communities spend seven days turning off TVs, video games, computer and hand-held devices and tuning into life. It’s a time to unplug and play, read, create explore and spend time with family and friends.

 The week isn’t just about reducing screen time—it is a springboard to an important lifestyle changes that will improve well-being and quality of life.

Current statistics indicate that the average preschooler spends 32 hours a week in front of a screen. Time with screens is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity, attention issues and other health and social problems.

Ideas for having fun with your kids during Screen Free Week include:

  1. Plan a treasure hunt.
  2. Make a family photo book.
  3. Cook a themed meal together.
  4. Make an outdoor fairy gathering.
  5. Take a long walk in your neighborhood.
  6. Take a day trip.
  7. Plant flowers or start a garden.

For more information, visit www.commercialfreechildhood.org/screenfreeweek.

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