It’s Time to Shut Down Those Screens

As technology continues to advance, children are spending more time than ever before in front of screens. While screens can be an excellent tool for education and entertainment, it’s important for parents to help their children develop healthy habits and spend quality time away from screens.

From 1st May until 7th May it is Screen Free Week! We are more than excited to join this movement and invite you to join us too – please feel free to follow the link below to read more about Screen Free Week.

We have dedicated this blog post to sharing ideas with you to spend time with your young children away from screens:

Outdoor activities

Encourage your child to spend time outdoors by going on nature walks, having a picnic, playing at the park, or going on a bike ride. Spending time in nature can help reduce stress, improve mood, and promote physical health.

Arts and crafts

Set up a crafting station with paper, glue, scissors, and other materials. You can make paper airplanes, create collages, or even make your own board games. Get creative and have fun!

Cooking and baking

Involve your child in the kitchen by letting them help with meal prep or baking. Children can learn valuable skills such as measuring and following instructions, and it can be a great bonding activity.


Reading together is an excellent way to spend quality time with your child. It can help develop their language skills, boost their imagination, and foster a love of learning.

Board games and puzzles

Board games and puzzles are a great way to engage in a fun activity that requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Choose games that are appropriate for your child’s age and interests.

Sports and physical activities

Encourage your child to participate in sports or physical activities that they enjoy. You can play catch, shoot hoops, or even create an obstacle course in your backyard.

Family outings

Take your child on a day trip to a local museum, zoo, or aquarium. These outings can be a great opportunity for your child to learn about the world around them and create lasting memories with you.

By engaging in these activities, you can help your  children develop healthy habits and spend quality time away from screens. It’s important to set boundaries and limit screen time, but it’s also important to provide alternative activities that are enjoyable and engaging for your child.

We encourage you to join Screen Free Week yourselves, which includes refraining from using social media from 1st May until 7th May. Visit our social media page and share our Screen Free Week Poster (available from 1st May)

It is time to unplug and reset – Enjoy!