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.
Steve Beaven in The Oregonian