Screen-Time Reduction Resources for Parents, Teachers and Organizers

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May 13, 2013

Here is a list of Screen-Free Week and general screen-time reduction resources for parents, teachers and organizers. This page provides activity ideas, organizing advice, tips for talking to children about screen time and much more!

Resources for Parents

  • CCFC's 70 Ideas for Family Fun - We compiled a list of and links to activities submitted by Screen-Free Week participants. There are enough ideas to keep your kids active and creative year-round!
  • Be Out There - Tips and activities from the National Wildlife Federation for a daily dose of unstructured play and discovery in the outdoors.
  • "Live Outside the Box" Toolkit - Seattle and King County's Department of Public Health's kit includes alternative activities, tips for talking to children about media and information on how screen time affects children.

Resources for Teachers and Organizers

  • Facing the Screen Dilemma - A guide to help early educators and child care providers make developmentally-appropriate decisions about screen use in their settings.
  • Screen-Free Video - National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education provides information and suggestions for reducing or eliminating screen-time.
  • Essential Book Guide - Common Sense Media's book list suggests books based on age group, and will get kids excited about reading.
  • "Live Outside the Box" Toolkit - Seattle and King County's Department of Public Health's kit includes alternative activities, tips for talking to children about media and information on how screen-time affects children.

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