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Get Ready for Screen Free Week!

Posted: April 9, 2019

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

The last week of April is Screen Free Week. That’s right—from April 29 through May 5, you’re encouraged to turn off those devices and focus on screen free fun. If you have children, it can be a real struggle to get them to shut down their iPads, but this week is a good time to explore new activities as a family.

Plan to visit the library for storytime or to play in our interactive play area! Put on a puppet show or sell some ice cream from the pretend ice cream truck in our play corner. Check out a new graphic novel or reread an old favorite. Find a Playaway and listen to it while you walk on the Prairie Path or hang out in the Butterfly Garden.

You can also try different parks, go for bike rides, or plant a garden. If it’s rainy, put on some music and have a dance party!

If you’re looking for more ideas, check out 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids. From slime to DIY toys, this book has got you covered.

Some others to try:

101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! The Entertainment solution for parents, relatives, and babysitters!

Cool Structures: Creative Activities that Make Math & Science Fun for Kids!

Edible Gardening: Growing Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, and More