Join Parks for a Screen-Free Week
April 24, 2012
Portland Parks & Recreation is partnering with Kaiser Permanente for Screen-Free Week this April 29-May 6.
The event is being promoted nationwide by a group called Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood which encourages people to turn off their electronic devices, and engage in healthy outdoor activities.
According to the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood, organizer of Screen-Free Week, “children are spending way too much time with screens—a staggering 32 hours a week for preschoolers and even more for older kids. The costs of excessive screen time are enormous—poor school performance, childhood obesity, and problems with attention are just a few.”
During the week, Parks will be organizing various fun activities for you and your family at Community Centers throughout Portland. Click here to view the schedule.
Portland Parks & Recreation is offering activities all over town to help parents during Screen-Free Week
Steve Beaven in The Oregonian