Archives for April 2011

Preparing for Screen Free Week: 20 Ideas to Help You Stay Unplugged

This post is by editor Kara Fleck.

Next week is Screen-Free week.  The purpose of the week is to encourage families to turn off the tv, unplug, and spend the week “free” of the screens in their lives.

Turn off your TV April 18 – 24th

From the Screen-Free Week website:

“Screen-Free Week is a national celebration where children, families, schools, and communities spend seven days turning off entertainment screen media and turning on life.  It”s a time to unplug and play, read, daydream, create, explore, and spend more time with family and friends.”

My family isn”t a TV-free household, and I don”t want to give that impression, but we do limit the television we watch, especially for the kids.

Aside from football season and IndyCar, and my love of watching Bones and Project Runway on Hulu, the TV isn”t a main source of entertainment for the adults in our house and so it isn”t for the kids.

But, as I admitted on Rockin” Granola this week, computer screen time and cell phone screen time are both things I could probably stand to give myself a more restrictive diet of.  Ahem.  (I was going to call this a side effect of being a blogger, but I have to admit that would just be making an excuse.)

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