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Screen Free Week

Slow Tech Living Meets Screen Free Week May 4th-10th 2015! Tips For the Eager and the Wary

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

Do you look forward to Screen Free Week every spring? Or do you dread the struggle? Do you categorize it as one more thing to do or have you been brainstorming creative outings and activities all winter for that fabulous family week? If you're like me, you're probably somewhere in between.

Screen-Free Week 2014: Look What's Possible!

Susan Linn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Susan Linn

Ever wonder what kids would do with that time if they powered down? On May 5-11, thousands of children around the world took a break from digital entertainment and celebrated Screen-Free Week.

100 Things to Do During Screen Free Week

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Computers have become necessary tools, but they're also a major distraction that suck up hours upon hours of our daily lives. So reset your screen addiction and dust off your creative thinking skills!

WATCH: Could Today's Kids Make It In The 70s?

Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents

Just in time for Screen-Free Week, The Claussen family got a crash course in living life unplugged, courtesy of talk show host and comedian Steve Harv...

Screen-Free Week: Go Outside and Learn to Ride a Bicycle

Chris Raschka | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Chris Raschka

Is it silly to write about screen-free week online in a blog? Yes, probably. Tell you what. Print this out. Fold it twice and put it in your pocket. Then go outside and teach someone how to ride a bicycle.

Ready to Turn Off Screens? I Am!

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 06.26.2013 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

Think about all the non-work, non-school screens and digital devices we all use in a give day: TV, Internet surfing, social media, texting, cell phone cameras and uploading, iPad apps. We cut out these and replace them with screen-free, offline activities and the week will be a success.

WATCH: Kids Get Inspired To Unplug For One Full Week

Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents

"I spent my entire childhood unplugged," children's book author Dan Yaccarino says in this video from Random House Children's Books. "What I really en...

Confessions of a Screen Addict About to Go (Almost) Cold Turkey in Anticipation of Screen-Free Week: April 30-May 6

Susan Linn | Posted 05.03.2013 | Impact
Susan Linn

I'm looking forward to a week without screens at home. Screens are so interwoven into our lives that we stop noticing whether they're fun, useful, or even necessary. We use them by default. To fill up time. To distract us from thinking. To save us from the void.