screen free week

 

Join us in celebrating Screen Free Week April 29 - May 5!

 

Print and complete this form and bring it to Villa Villekulla Neighborhood Toy Store after May 6 and get a $5 gift certificate for participating.

 

WHAT is Screen-Free Week?

Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration when families, schools, and communities swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, or playing with apps and video games, they read, play, think, create, get active, and spend more time with family and friends. Unplug and reconnect!

WHY Celebrate?

Regardless of whether children are consuming “good” or “bad” programming, it’s clear that digital entertainment dominates the lives of far too many kids, displacing all sorts of other activities that are integral to childhood. Excessive screen time is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity, and attention problems. And it is primarily through screens that children are exposed to harmful marketing.

Screen-Free Week is a fun way to reduce our dependence on digital entertainment, including television, video games, smartphones, tablets, and computers. It’s a chance for children—and adults—to power down and reconnect with the world around them.

Screen Free Week is a project by the Campaign for A Commercial-Free Childhood. More Information is available at www.Screenfree.org