What is Screen Time? According to Wikipedia
Screen time is the amount of time spent using a device such as a computer, television, or video game console. It can be an element of a sedentary lifestyle.
Doctors advise us to avoid kids from the obvious stay busy “activity” of putting a movie on the TV and retreat to a quiet place for a couple hours. Kids have too much screen time as it is. Studies show that kids spend 4 hours a day passively watching a screen. And that amount almost doubles on days when weather prevents them from escaping into the outdoors.
How to avoid screen time?
Crack open some activity sheets for kids. Your kids may whine when you first make this suggestion. But if you chose the right activity sheets, your child will be much more engaged and satisfied after spending the day doing hands-on activities than they would be staring at a lifeless screen. What’s more, they’ll be improving skills needed to succeed in school and life.
Countless studies have indicated that a child’s early reading experience is critical to long-term academic success. In fact, a 2011 study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation concluded that students who can’t read on primary level by the 3rd grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school on time than proficient readers.
Is reading seems boring for your kids?
Reading doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, by encouraging your kids to have fun using activity sheets, you are helping them develop good reading habits and superior concentration skills. Using educational activity books for hands-on learning helps in the development of language and reading. Activity books help kids in developing their reading ability by engaging them in a range of literacy and critical thinking activities. As they puzzle out the different steps to complete an activity, their comprehension skills will naturally improve.
Need a better idea?
- You can directly involve along with your kids in colouring and hands-on activities which will benefit both.
- Several recent studies show that children are better prepared for school if their parents play, colour, and scribble with them.
- Read aloud any books that your kids love reading, to make them even more powerful head start in language and literacy.
- Best of all, activity sheets for kids are available on every imaginable topic to meet the interest of boys and girls of all ages. While activity sheets for kids won’t make the rain go away, they will offer essential exercise for a child’s most important organ: the brain.
- Let the kids colour and learn with Inkmeo Wall Colouring Rolls available in 12 different themes.
So turn off the screen and start an activity!
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