What Will You Do During Screen-Free Week?

April 29, 2013

ScreenFree Week 2013from Holy Cross Librarian, Mrs. Anderson –

From Monday, April 29 through Sunday, May 5, Holy Cross will be participating in Screen-Free Week.

Screen-Free Week is a nationwide event sponsored by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and celebrated by schools, families, and other civic and community groups each year. During Screen-Free Week, millions of children and adults pledge to spend seven days screen-free. Instead of watching TV or playing video games, students read, play, think, create, get physically active, and spend more time with friends and family.

Studies show that children who watch less TV are more likely to read well and to be physically fit. Turning off screens also allows for more family time. Each week, American children spend more time in front of a screen than they do in school! Screen-Free Weeks is a great way to jump-start our kids into more reading, learning, and active play. It’s also a lot of fun!

Many parents choose to join their children in forgoing screen-based entertainment all week long and engaging in other fun activities. This kind of support is the best thing you can do to ensure that your child will have a successful and beneficial experience.

Please ask me if you would like more information about the effects of excessive screen time for children and about Screen-Free Week. You can also learn more by visiting www.screenfree.org or the Holy Cross Library website. Please click here to download a slip to sign and return to the Holy Cross library to let me know if your child participated all week. Or download an activity log, and turn that in!

Below you will find all sorts of good ideas to try during Screen-Free Week: 101screenfree-activities

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