Posts tagged "technology"

Screen Free Week Follow Up: Guess Who Had the Hardest Time Tuning Out?

Weeks ago, my family participated in Screen Free Week (formerly known as TV Turn-Off Week) and attempted to unplug from the technology/screens as much as possible. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, sponsors Screen Free week and suggests people look to other sources for entertainment rather than relying on screens. They encourage children to play,... Read more »

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?
Technology turned off  for a week? Sounds nearly impossible to do! This is the challenge of Screen-Free Week   (formerly known as TV Turn-Off Week) which is April 29 through May 5, 2013. It is an annual celebration that asks children, families, schools, and communities across the nation to turn off the screens and “turn... Read more »

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny
It is not easy for most parents to keep up with their tweens and teens when it comes to maneuvering their way around technology and social media.  (see my blog on Social Media Week)   These kids have a huge advantage over parents in that they have been exposed to technology of some sort from toddlerhood!  ... Read more »
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Does Everybody Have a Plug? Addicted to Technology

Does Everybody Have a Plug? Addicted to Technology
At the start of the summer, some friends and I took our kids to Lincoln Park Zoo for the day. We went to my friend’s condo to rest and regroup before heading out for pizza. Within minutes of entering her home, and without much discussion- nearly everyone in the group sought out an electrical outlet... Read more »

You've Got Mail...MSI Sends Science to Your Inbox!

I am a huge fan of the Museum of Science and Industry! Some of the best childhood memories from visits to the museum were the miniature train set-up, the international Christmas trees put up every holiday season, the baby chicks, and Colleen Moore’s dollhouse. Naturally, I have carried on this tradition with my own children.... Read more »
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