Activités sans écran pour les enfants et les parents (article en anglais)

Dear parents,

As you know, this school year we decided to dedicate health-related activities to eye hygiene and mobile device usage.

There is no doubt that mobile devices help us to study, entertain ourselves. But there is a necessity to limit the screen time and find some activities that would help to switch off your attention from the screen and let your brain and eyes rest.

I prepared a list of the screen-free activities and in case you are interested, feel free to apply them in your daily life.

before 3 years oldfrom 3 to 6 years oldfrom 6 to 9 years old
  For teachers
  Work with classroom teachers and students to track screen time for a week, and set individualized goals to decrease it
  Celebrate Screen-Free Week to limit screen time and promote physical activity at school and at home
  Work with teachers to pass out pledge cards, physical activity logs and other resources to help students set goals and track activities during the week
  When the week is over, congratulate students by passing out certificates of achievement. Perhaps the class with the highest participation earns an extra recess!
  For parents
  Screen time chart
  For kids
Listen to an audiobookMake an obstacle course in your hall with yarn and tapeMake a scene in a cardboard box of the ocean, or a jungle
Play with sensory bags or boxesMake a curving line of dominoes and knock the first one so they fall down in a rowDraw a picture of a desert island with all the things you would want on it
Play with playdoh or clay.Paint sea shells or rocksWrite down ten things you love about each person in your family to surprise them
 Make a spiderweb in a doorway with painters tape and throw scrunched up newspaper balls at it to see how many you can catch.Draw your own puzzle on poster board, color it and cut out the pieces
  Plant some seeds -this could be as a part of our project on food waste and gardnening
  I Spy – Describe something in the house so the other players can guess what it is
  Alphabet Game – Name animals, foods or athletes starting with the letter A, then B and so on
  Interqctive game using screen
  Amaizing food detective
  Healthy food game