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Tv-Turnoff Week

Create a Sunny Day Rule

Create a Sunny Day RuleIt's the Monday after the Fourth of July. I'm up early. Birds aresinging. The dawn sun is blazing. It's going to be a sunny, summer day.A summer day in the truest sense, because my three boys are home from school.No buses to catch, no daypacks filled with books. They can sleep untilthey wake up. read more

Top 10 Classic Tabletop and Basement Games for Kids

Ahh, remember the good old days of playing pool, foosball, and other awesome games in your childhood friend's basement? Visit memory lane and cure your child's cabin fever — and video game addiction — with these 10 classic tabletop and basement games that are sure to hook him on some friendly (face-to-face) competition. Best of all, many of these games now come in shrunken-down, portable versions, so they're great for homes with limited play space. read more

Turn-Off Tips from TV-Free Kids

Turn-Off Tips from TV-Free KidsEnjoy this interview with two kids who don't watch TV. They're creative, bright, articulate, and curious about the world around them. Coincidence? Or cause and effect?At the time of the interview, Lucy was 12 and in sixth grade. Her sister Maddie was 8 and in second grade. Why do you think kids watch so much TV? Lucy: They think there's nothing else to do. read more

We Can!™ Screen Time Chart

Print this weekly screen-time log to see how much time your kids spend in front of a screen each day, presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's We Can!™ program to boost children's activity level and nutrition. Remember that kids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity most if not all days of the week. read more