Limiting screen time is HARD! I’m a teacher, and I’ll be honest, I was at a loss on how I was going to limit screen time and get my child off our devices during the long summer stretch. My first thought was to work backwards… I would tell him that after this show/ game/ funny cat video/ etc., he was going to have 20 minutes of “toy time”. I’d do this occasionally. It worked. But, I knew it wasn’t enough. So, I adapted this checklist to help keep him busy in a healthier way. (During these dog days of summer, I even use it along with him!)
We put it in a plastic sleeve. I gave him a dry erase marker, and it gets used everyday. Kids….like adults….love to check off accomplishments, no matter how big or small!