Take a guess. About how many hours of “screen-time” do you think kids average per day? Screen-time including time in front of the television, computer, iPad, Xbox or cell phone. What would you say? Two? Three? Five hours?
The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that children spend an average of seven – YES, SEVEN – hours a day on entertainment media including TVs, computers, phones and other electronic devices.
Now, how about this question? How many hours a day would you guess a child plays outside? Well, considering that a child averages 7 hours a day with their electronic devices, that doesn’t leave much time for the good ‘ole fresh outdoors!
“No App for That” is a three-hour interactive seminar for parents, to help evaluate the impact that of all of this screen-time has on their families, and to offer the positive alternative of exposing our kids to the many benefits of more time with nature.
- When: February 1st, from 9 AM to 12 PM
- Where: Northland, A Church Distributed
- Cost: Tickets are $10 each.
Hear from New York Times bestselling author Richard Louv, Medical Director for Florida Hospital’s Healthy 100 Kids Dr. Angela Fals, Senior Pastor of Northland Dr. Joel C. Hunter and Host & Creator of the “How to Do Florida” TV series Chad Crawford.
You can read more and register for this event at www.NoAppForThat.com
Two lucky Orlando Mom’s Blog readers will win tickets to the event. Enter below, now through Thursday, Jan. 30. Winner will be notified via email.