Screen time Alternatives Guide

Inside: Positive parenting tips to help your toddlers and preschoolers switch off the tv without tears, a screen time contract template, 4-week activity plan, and 30+ easy screen-free activity ideas

IMPORTANT NOTE:

I am not saying that you cannot give your children screen time.

I am not saying that giving your children screen time makes you a bad parent.

I am saying children should not have EXCESSIVE screen time.

Children should not be ADDICTED to screens.

If you want to get back in charge of screen time at home, this guide is for you.

Screen time guidelines

The World Health Organization guidelines shares that screen time is not recommended for children below 2 years of age, and no more than 1 hour for children age 2 to 5 years old.

The American Academic of Pediatrics recommends no screens for 18 months and below (except for video calls) and a maximum of 1 hour per day of quality programmes for 2 to 5 years old.

How to avoid screen time power struggles?

My recommendation is to hold your children accountable with a screen time contract.

In this guide, I shared what to include in the screen time agreement, a sample template, and positive parenting tips on how to communicate with your children and tips to help your child manage his impulses.

30+ screen-free activities for your toddlers and preschoolers

I have put together more than 30 simple, screen-free activities that can engage your little ones during this Covid19 stay home period.

My motivation behind creating this is to reduce screen time in your family and have your children interact, play, and bond with you!

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