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Friday, May 2, 2014

Celebrate Screen Free Week May 5th -11th: Why This Matters

Celebrate Screen Free Week May 5th -11th by taking the family outside. Here's a list of great free and low cost activities for kids of all ages to get outdoors and into the incredible, amazing world of Mother Nature. Stop by the library next week for a free, DIY or drop-in, screen free activity sheet or choose one just for you at: Nature Rocks .
Parents, to learn more about why screen free time matters for your children's and your family's well-being, here are a list of recommended resources:

Primrose Children's Resources

How to Limit Your Kid's Screen Time

"The risk of receiving an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis at age 7 increased with every hour of television watched at 1 and 3 years."  - See more at: Psychiatric Times

Adults, screen free time is for you too. Try getting away from Facebook, websurfing and TV for a week and notice the changes in your mood, energy and awareness. More about the negative impacts of long hours glued to the ____ (fill in the blank) screens that surround us everyday:

Sitting and Screen Time: Effects on Health and Well-Being

Psychology Today: Screen Time and Mental Health

Teens and Screens

Too Much TV 

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