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Striking a Balance: Technology & Play Time

Striking a Balance: TECHNOLOGY & PLAY TIME With tablets and cellphones rarely out of arms reach, technology is an integral part of ou daly lives. Farr the most part, technology greatly benefits ou day-to-day activities, from instantaneous communication to social shar ing to gaming and education for children at various ages. But, getting lost in the virtual world can be easy - so it's mportant to add daly physial activity into your child en's r'outine to keep them active and healthy! Technology THE GOOD THE BAD THE BALANCE CHILDREN SHOULD USE Enhances LEARNING ABILITIES Less PATIENCE TECHNOLOGY AT A RATIO OF I TO 5 Encourages Lack of SELF-INSTRUCTION PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TECH USE SOMETHENG BLSE INCLUDNG: talking to people, interacting with töys, 'sports & SOcial activities Less Increases instant SOCIAL INTERACTION COMMUNECATION SET NO TECH ZONES IN YOUR HOME ENTERTAINS Lower ATTENTION SUCH AS: while you are driving to and from school, at dinner, or with company CAPACITY Captures, creates & shares Weaker BE PRO-ACTIVE Monitor your children's technology use. MEMORIES EMOTIONAL BONDS Increases access to READING MATERIAL Exposure to ! EXTREME CONTENT UNPLUG once a month with the whole family Inspiration to get active: MAKE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PART OF YOUR AND YOUR CHILDREN'S DAILY ROUTINE BY INCLUDING FUN AND FAMILIAR ACTIVITIES. TAKE THE PARK AT THE BACK OF THE RIDE YOUR STAIRS PARKING LOT & BIKE FOR INSTEAD OF THE WALK TO SHORT TRIPS ELEVATOR. INSTEAD OF THE STORE. TAKING THE CAR. HAVE ACTIVE RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES IN YOU BACK POCKET Monkey joes REMEMBER YOUR CHILDHOOD. CRAFTS DARTY BIG. PLRY EREAT. INDOOR SCAVENGER UNT FAMILY FASHION SHOW Introduce games like: Tag, Leap frog, Red Rover and MOVING ΜΑΚΙNG OBSTACLE COURSES Kickball to your children. SOURCES: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Sport_and_children | http://www.getkidsinaction.org/exercise/ http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/error.html?aspxerrorpath=/kids-teens/stats-and-facts-kids/kids-being-activeaspx http://www.nyrrf.org/about/media/pdf/FACT%20SHEET BEING%20ACTVE%20June%209%20%202010 GBedit.pdf | http://www.monkeyjoes.com/

Striking a Balance: Technology & Play Time

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With tablets and cellphones rarely out of arms reach, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. For the most part, technology greatly benefits our day-to-day activities, from instantaneous co...

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