② HOURS OR LESS OF TV/SCREEN TIME

Take a break & turn it off.

SET TIME ASIDE EACH DAY TO UNPLUG AND PLAY

Put down electronic devices or step away from a TV or computer and experience the benefits of being active and having fun.

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Talk to Someone

Looking for ways to turn off the screen and get your family more active? If so, talk with someone to have a free, confidential conversation

If you live in Simcoe County contact:
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit – Health Connection
8:30am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri
1-877-721-7520
1-705-721-7520
Email

If you live in Grey County contact:
TBD

Stuff to Do

Screen Time log – Make Room for Play!

Tips & Tricks 1,2

Create rules about screen time; set limits and enforce gradual changes
Keep TVs, computers and iPads/tablets out of your child’s bedroom
Avoid using screens close to bedtime
Turn off the TV while you are eating dinner
Stop during long car trips for activity breaks
Take your child outside each day; enjoy fun and healthy activities such as drawing, painting, walking, playing games, and participating in outdoor play.

Resources

1 About Kids Health: The Hospital for Sick Children. Health and Wellness: Screen time overview. Last modified 2016.

2 About Kids Health: The Hospital for Sick Children. Health and Wellness: Screen time – How to Help your Child Set Healthy Limits. Last modified 2016.

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