Calling all parents!!!!
Is your child constantly staring at a screen? Watching TV? Playing video games?
Why aren't they outside playing in the sun, like you did when you were young?
There has been a recent influx of articles discouraging the use of tablets, ipods, smartphones, etc. for children under 12, due to lack of development and reaching of milestones.
In an effort to gain a wide-range of activities, Enable is starting a campaign to not only promote awareness, but also to provide alternative activities that children can do, especially on St. Maarten, to keep them moving and shaking!
By encouraging more physical activities and less sedentary screen activities, this will benefit them physically, cognitively and psychosocially.
What can you do to help?
Please post your idea of screen-free fun to any social network by adding #LessScreen, more (your screen-free activity here)!
e.g. #LessScreen, more dance!
That way, when in doubt about what to do with your children, you can easily access the hashtag feed and have a list of activities to choose from!