This week is Ribbon Week here at East Meadows. Each day the students will wear a disignated color for the theme of the day. Today we celebrated and talked about "Life Beyond the Screen." Each class had a chance to participate in a bounce house and field games. We talked to them about finding activities they can do at home that isn't screen time. Our hope is that parents and students will play or do things together today instead of coming home from school and watching T.V. or getting on varies media devices. Here is what was talked about today in each of the classes.
Screens are so important to modern life that sorting out what’s entertainment and what’s work or communication can be difficult. You absolutely don’t have to stop using your computer for work or school—but if screens of any kind are interfering with your family time (including meals), you may want to think carefully about how you’re using them.
Regardless of whether children are consuming “good” or “bad” programming, it’s clear that screen media dominates the lives of far too many kids, displacing all sorts of other activities that are integral to childhood. Excessive screen time is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity, and attention problems. And it is primarily through screens that children are exposed to harmful marketing.
Going Screen-Free is a fun and innovative opportunity to reduce our dependence on entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers, and hand-held devices. It’s a chance for children—and adults—to rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen.
BE READY TO WEAR PURPLE TOMORROW!