While I’m not aversed to my children using technology, I do believe in moderation. In the past, I usually set “screen-time-detoxes” where there is a blanket ban on screens and I usually help the boys along by offering screen-free activities to keep them occupied. This time I tasked G1 to find his own ways to occupy himself without the screen. I was also curious to see if he could set his own limits if I gave him the chance so I didn’t set a blanket ban on screen time. I just told him why he needed time away from it and I left him to make his own choices about how to spend his time. Here’s what he came up with…
The Sketch Book
G1 has been keeping a sketch book…
And recently, he started a series on the Lego Mixels…
The Story Book
He finally managed to put away his novels (he’s recently discovered Percy Jackson) so he could start on a new story about the Lego Mixels and he’s been jotting down ideas in his Dream Diary. He says the Mixel sketches (pictured above) will be for his new book.
The Board Game
After playing a few board games, he was inspired to get working on his own game…
Now that G1 has proven himself to be independent of the iPad, it’s time to put G2 to the test. Now that one will be interesting…
- Screen-free Games
- Screen-free activities for toddlers
- Finding the sweet-spot of technology in education
- Screen-free, unstructured play
- First World Problems with the iPad Generation
- Screen-Free Week – 4 to 10 May 2015
- Tech Timeout Academic Challenge – can you disconnect from technology for 3 days?