Let’s All Do TV Turnoff Week

PhotobucketDid you know that April 21 – 27 is TV Turnoff Week?

The folks at Unplug Your Kids are hosting a TV Turnoff Week Blog Challenge to encourage people to get on board and spread the word. Grab your cool graphic and join in.

Going a week without TV is not a big deal around here. We did it last week in fact when my sister and 3 of my nephews were visiting. While I do own a TV, I’m pretty strict about how much time my kids are allowed to watch a screen – that includes computer time.

I’ll be posting back later to let you know how it went and to share some other stuff about TV.

Meanwhile here are some cool TV Turnoff Resources:

A bunch of stuff to do Instead Of TV
The TV Free System can help you kick the habit forever
Keep the kids busy with Kids Activity Calendar

Won’t you join in the challenge?

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6 Responses to Let’s All Do TV Turnoff Week

  1. Alice says:

    My kids and husband could easily do it, but I’m not sure about me. I keep the TV on as background noise…a habit I’ve always had.

    Plus, new episodes of Desperate Housewives just came back. Come on, Carrie!

  2. Nell says:

    I won’t be joining in ;) But, we have cut back the TV viewing time in our home considerably in the past few weeks. It feels good to limit it like we have.

  3. melanie says:

    I am happy to join you, but must confess it is not a challenge. I haven’t had a tv since i left my parents house at 18. My 5 and 7 year olds get tv at Grandma’s but it’s just so much easier to not hear them whine for it all the time!

  4. Monica says:

    Nice challenge to share with others. It’s no a challenge over herer because we don’t have a TV either.
    I think that if I had a TV I’d probably won’t be able to unplug it for 1 week…not sure, but I prefer not to have one so I don’t have to fight against it. Anywaty, I don’t miss having a TV when I’m at home.
    I’ve heard that kids that don’t watch TV at home tend to become passionate about it when they visit other houses. I have no problem my 3yo watching TV when we’re outside but he doesn’t show interest in sitting and watching (sounds boring, right?). At grandma’s he likes the “turn on” thing, but once the TV is on he doesn’t care about it/leave the room, etc.
    I wonder how his attitude towards TV will be in a couple of years…

  5. Thanks so much for joining in and helping to spread the word! Thanks also for the helpful TV-related links. I hope you have fun!

  6. Marieke says:

    Yeah!!! I’m playing along… and so is my blog.


    I can’t wait to hear what people are doing with their time instead :-)

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