If your children are anything like mine they might have slipped back in to the habit of reaching for screens first over this festive period. Both the boys now have an Ipod, which seems permanently attached to their hands and I really have felt the need to look at ways to encourage them away from their reliance on technology. I find that this is only really an issue over the dark winter months as during the lighter nights their first reaction is to play outside with their friends.
So over January I am going to be giving you (and them) a screen free activity each day on The Mum in The Mad House facebook page. Come and join us and let me know if the prompts are working fo0r you and your children.
Yesterday we worked on our words for the year and Mini’s was Harmony as he is going to look at improving his temper and to try and not fight with Maxi!
Maxi’s word was Creative as he understands that he needs to be more creative in life and not look to technology all the time.
Maxi initially had issues with doing this activity, but it seems he just has problems with failure to transition from one activity to another. Once he started this task he really enjoyed it and had so much fun. I am hoping by having a word to focus on we can light that spark of imagination again and be a little more #ScreenFree.