For the week of September 16th-20th we are encouraging everyone to participate in a “Screen Free” week.

A surprise activity will be planned for all the students that pledge to be “screen free” and have a parent fill out this google form after the week is over. 

It is our hope that you will use this week to explore the wonders of creative play, and create an atmosphere independent of screens for your children. We understand that this could be a daunting task, so attached is a chart of fun activities to do. A pledge is also provided for your student to fill out.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children under 2 and less than 2 hours per day for older children. Despite this fact, studies show that forty percent of 3-month-old infants are regular viewers of screen media, and 19% of babies 1 year and under have a TV in their bedroom. Studies reveal even higher usage in older children: children ages 8 -18 spend average of 4 ½ hours per day watching television, 1 ½ hours using computers, and more than an hour playing video games.