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Disconnect and Go Screen-Free During Screen-Free Week: May 2nd-8th

 

Join millions of people this week (May 2-8) and disconnect so you can reconnect with the family!

Tampa based WeGo Kids is joining thousands of schools, libraries, and community groups nationwide in a coordinated effort to encourage millions of Americans to turn off televisions, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles for seven days and turn on the world around them. Screen-Free Week is a chance for children to read, play, think, create, be more physically active, and to spend more time with friends and family.

Screen-Free Week is a much needed respite from the screen media dominating the lives of so many children. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that we help children discover the joys of life beyond screens.

As a mom of 4 year old triplets screen free time is close to my heart! (The triplets were screen free until age 3!)

On average, preschool children spend over four and a half hours a day consuming screen media, while older children spend over seven hours a day including multitasking. Excessive screen time is linked to a number of problems for children, including childhood obesity, poor school performance, and problems with attention span.

Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff) is coordinated by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a national advocacy organization devoted to reducing the impact of commercialism on children. Since the Week’s founding in 1994, it has been celebrated by millions of children and their families worldwide. For more national information, visit www.screenfree.org.

For the Tampa Bay Screen Free Challenge details, visit www.goscreenfree.com . WeGo kids has partnered with many Tampa Bay area businesses, including Whole Foods, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, and many others to offer discounts and offers during screen free week and amazing grand prizes.

Register now with WeGo Kids (www.goscreenfree.com) for your chance to WIN some amazing prizes from Tampa Bay area businesses simply by participating! 

 

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