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Once again, it’s time to celebrate “Screen-Free Week” and challenge our families and students to just do it!
This is the annual week where children, families, schools and communities turn off screens and turn on life.
We know that nationally, children spend far too much time with screens: an astonishing average of 32 hours a week for pre-schoolers and even more for older children.
Excessive screen-time is harmful: it’s linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity, attention problems, and loss of creativity.
The week was formerly dubbed “TV-Turnoff.” But kids (and all of us) are tethered to multiple life-screens by now.
This is a wonderful way to help children lead a healthier, happier live by reducing dependence on entertainment screen media — including television, video games, computers and tend-held devices.
By encouraging children and families to unplug, Screen-Free week provides time for them to play, plant things, draw a picture, talk to each other, read a book, dream, create, explore — and spend more time with family and friends.
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