Celebrate Screen-Free Week!
Thanks for joining Nevada County Public Health, University of California CalFresh, Sierra Harvest Opens a New Window. , Bear Yuba Land Trust Opens a New Window. , NEO and the Nevada County Library Opens a New Window. in celebrating Screen-Free Week Opens a New Window. , a national event that supports unplugging from digital entertainment and spending more time playing, reading, creating and connecting with friends and family.
Next year's Screen-Free Week is May 4th through May 10th, 2020! In the meantime, try out a screen free moments throughout the year!
EDUCATE: Learn some facts on screen time's effects Opens a New Window. to inspire your efforts. Look over the Screen-Free week Family Guide in English Opens a New Window. or Spanish Opens a New Window. and get your creative juices flowing. Learn some real-life strategies for reducing your family's reliance on screen time with this campaign. Check out UC Cooperative Extension's newsletter on screen time Opens a New Window. as well as one focused on preschoolers. Opens a New Window. For the preschool set, here are the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for screen time:
SCREEN FREE ACTIVITES, ANYTIME: Use our list of suggested activities below to bring old-school fun back into your life. Download trail maps Opens a New Window. and our library's event schedule Opens a New Window. ahead of time to cut down on your web searching during the week. Pick up some books about screen-free kids to share with your family.
Check out www.screenfree.org for more ideas. There are even apps to put on your phones & devices that will keep you away from them: Mute, Moment and Space are just a few. The Forest app even allows you to grow a tree on your device if you don't use it!
For more inspiration year long, post this 101 Screen-Free Activities flyer on your fridge or over your screens in English Opens a New Window. or Spanish Opens a New Window. . Host game nights at home. Make dinner time screen free.
We look forward to seeing you celebrate being screen free throughout the year!