National Turn Off the TV Week

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It’s National Turn Off the TV Week (April 21-27)—which, I must say, nicely coincides with Earth Day to help save a little bit of energy. The goal is to turn off the tube for the week and spend a little more Q.T. together as a family. Maybe you can go for a hike like John suggested, or check out some other suggestions for turn-off activities. And then, when the week’s over, remember that TV is okay for kids over 2 as long as it’s in moderation. I like the concept of TV Time (pictured)—it’s a little kit that has 15-minute TV tickets, 2 movie passes, and an old-school sand hourglass for measuring time. It’s an easy way to keep track of how much screen time your little one is getting during the week. For $19.95, you could probably just get some construction paper and DIY, but if you’re down for the quick-fix, check it out.

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  1. by Michelle Q

    On April 23, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Unfortunately, it also coincides with the return of new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy! Does it really count as a TV free week if I rely completely on the DVR, lol?

  2. by Amber H.

    On April 24, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I was thinking the same thing! Shows are back from the strike the week we are supposed to turn off the TV. lol We have been trying to cut back on TV watching in our house though not just this week.