From April 29 to May 5, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood celebrates its annual Screen-Free Week, when kids, families, and communities are encouraged to turn off the TV, video and mobile games, and other electronic entertainment, and “turn on life.” Reading, exploring nature, and enjoying family and friends are some of the activities the CCFC recommends in lieu of watching a screen.
To support this initiative, Random House Children’s Books has launched Random House Unplugs, a promotional campaign and national tour that will bring four picture-book authors (in various combinations) to stores, schools, and museums in 14 cities. Random House Children's Books has also created a video featuring interviews with the four artists, with footage from their visit to the Brooklyn school. The video can also be viewed on the campaign’s Web site, where additional information about Screen-Free Week, links to a blog tour, a parent guide, and downloadable activities are available.
Click here to learn more about Screen-Free Week. So take the pledge to go screen free, turn off those screens, and read with your child this week!!!