May 1-7 is Screen-Free Week, and as we finally emerge from a long winter and the gloominess of a mixed up spring, I have to admit the kid’s tablet time has been on the rise lately. With extended screen time comes moody kids and sleep issues. It’s time to detox for a week and get things back on track.
Working from home and being with the girls all day everyday means I tend to use screen time as crutch to get caught up on work or a bit of quiet time to recharge and get through the day. So I have to be prepared this week with activities to do together and ones they can do on their own to fill the time. Here’s a list of activities to get us through the week.
- Nature Walks
- Beauty and the Beast with SCA Fine Arts
- Library Visits
- Canadian Road Trip at the Winspear
- Discover a New Playground
- Reading Aloud
- Crystals Growing Kit
- Visit a Recreation Centre
- Poetry Tea Time
- Pretend Play
- Baking Together
- Spring Cleanup of a Green Space
- Board Games
- Meditation and Breathing Exercises
- Dance Parties
There may be the occasional tv show or hockey game watched (go Oilers!) but hopefully we will be able to put the tablets away and reconnect more. Do you plan on taking part in screen free week? What activities do you have planned?