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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tech-free Tuesday

Beginning today, we are implementing Tech-free Tuesdays at our house. From 7am-7pm, no technology-driven devices are to be used, unless it's for school purposes during the school year.

This means:
  • no television
  • no cell phones (unless absolutely necessary)
  • no computer
  • no wii
  • no mp3 players
As you can probably imagine, the small people weren't overjoyed with this new idea. However, I knew that I had been spending wasting too much time on the computer lately, and this is definitely not what I want to be modeling for my children.

Here are some of the things we can do during our tech-free time:
  • go bike riding
  • play outside
  • play board games
  • read books
  • go bowling
  • go to the pool
  • do crafts
  • cook together
I'd love to hear your ideas for things to do that are tech-free! (Of course, I won't see them until after 7pm here. Ha ha!)

10 comments:

  1. Great idea, and great lists! My husband and son would not be happy with a Tech-free day, but it's got my wheels turning regardless... Hmmm... Can your next list post be "10 ways to break it to them gently about Tech-Free Tuesday"?? ;)

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  2. Really love this idea! I think it would benefit my whole family. I may try to implement something similar! I'm in Columbia, by the way. We're practically neighbors!

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  3. Super lists! I'd add gardening, dancing, and volunteering somewhere to your tech free list!

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  4. Great Idea.. I can imagine your kids reaction..

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  5. You are a brave woman, and I applaud you! I may have to try this with my kids.

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  6. Great list. It's great that your list focuses on free/inexpensive alternatives to technology-based entertainment. I would probably add going to the library to get books to read and going to the park to play, hike or explore nature.

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  7. Stopping by from YeahWrite 31dbbb.
    @JLenniDorner

    Round robin story telling is a fun tech free idea.

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  8. Great idea...but I don't think I'm brave enough to try it for myself, let alone impose it on the family. We do limit screen time on a daily basis, though.

    For your list - how about miniature golf, indoor rock climbing or running through the sprinklers?

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  9. I like these lists! I agree with Lorri--it's a great idea, but I don't think I could do it myself! But it's great to try, though--see how far we can get! :) Good luck!

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  10. Good idea. When my people were little, I used to impose screen free days. Of course, back then we had two televisions, no cable or satellite, and one computer with dial up.

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