Today's Tip for Families

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04-14-2024

‘Buying' Recreational Screen Time Reduces Watching

Students today are spending a lot of time in front of screens to do schoolwork. This can be effective for developing their skills. But children also need a balance in their life that allows plenty of time for screen-free activities that improve their minds and bodies and well-being. Too much time using digital media in their non-school hours can upset that balance.

To help maintain limits on recreational screen time, try having your child "purchase" it.

This doesn’t involve money. Instead, for every screen minute, your child must spend one minute exercising or reading first. Time spent on these activities at school doesn't count. There's no "banking"—all time must be used on the day it's earned.

Your child may become so interested in an active game or an exciting book that the desire for screen time will be forgotten.


Brought to you by:

Forest Hill Elementary School
Bethany Rose, Principal

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