Press Release Fun: Celebrating National Screen Free Week
Recently I was offered the chance to debut an original piece of art from the multi-talented Bob Staake. The reason? Well, National Screen Free Week is almost upon us. I don’t think I’m the only one who has noticed a small growth in books that encourage kids to put down their shiny rectangles and engage in life, living, the pursuit of happiness, etc. Whether they’re books that display the delights of blackouts or titles where cell phones are a thing of the past, it’s a growing movement.
The key facts for why this might be?
- Preschoolers spend as much as 4.1 to 4.6 hours per day using screen media.
- Including multi-tasking, children 8 to 18 spend 7.5 hours per day with screens.
- The recent article in the Atlantic says it all: http://www.theatlantic.com/
magazine/archive/2013/04/the- touch-screen-generation/ 309250/
Here then, is a lovely little work by the aforementioned Staake-man.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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