A Guide to National Screen Free Week

This week is National Screen Free Week! It’s an invitation to put down your phone or tablet, turn off the computer and TV, and enjoy life beyond the screen. Off-screen time encourages connection with others and creativity. It can be an intentional time to connect with your kids, your family, and your community.

Taking a break from screens can be good for your mental health, too. Research connects too much screen time for kids with increased depression, disrupted sleep, increased stress, difficulty focusing, and increased aggression. When you put down the screens, pay attention to how you feel mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Here are 101 screen-free activities from screenfree.org. For more resources, check out screenfree.org.