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Voja Karban

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Balanced Screen Time

In this activity, I will help you understand how and why is important to balance your screen time. Learning intentions: Explore ways to have fun without a screen. Success criteria: I am exploring ways to have fun without a screen. Before we start try to answer the question: What is screen time? Screen time is the amount of time spent using a device with a screen such as a smartphone, computer, television, or video game. Computers, iPads, video games and TVs just about everywhere. Screens are hard to avoid. It is important to know that spending too much time watching screens can affect your health, sleep and performance in class. But screen time can be part of a healthy lifestyle when it’s balanced with other activities that are good for you. Like physical play, reading and socializing. Getting the right balance also includes making sure screen time doesn’t interfere with sleep. Balance your screen time with these simple tips: -Take a break every 30-40 minutes. -Keep moving plying games (tag games, build things with different equipment, throwing and catching balls, dance...) -Encourage play and friendship with others -Avoid screen time before the bed Ask your family members: What are some things that you and your family can do together instead of watching TV? Activity: Take a paper and write down 3 things that you like to do that don’t include TV, computer, tablet, smartphone, or video game screens. Now, draw a picture of you doing your most fun thing from the list. Take a photo of your work and share it with me. After finishing activity voice record yourself answering these three questions: 1.What is screen time? 2.How can spending too much time watching TV, playing video games, or using a computer, tablet or smartphone affect your health? 3. List 3 active things you can do inside your home? Fun facts about TV: Did you know that first TV was invented in 1920, and the inventor of the television would not let his own children watch TV.

1st Grade, Kindergarten, Health
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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