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Instead of Watching TV: 99 Activities to Help Kids Unplug

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Recent studies have shown that children in today’s world spend more than three hours daily in front of the TV. Educators suggest that this habit causes obesity and apathy in children. What can we do?

Instead of Watching TV offers kids alternatives to TV or videogames. These ideas permit parents to enjoy a few minutes at their children’s sides and provide the means for kids
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published June 30th 2005)
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May 29, 2015 H rated it it was ok
Shelves: parenting
A better title for this book would be "99 Activities for Kids" - Framing them as an alternate to TV left a sour taste in my mouth as most of the activities required significant adult participation. It's not a great translation to English, as the sentence structures are very awkward. It also mentions in the opening diatribe that it's harmful for kids to sit too close to the TV, which hasn't been true since the late 1960s when there was a (quickly recalled) brand of TV on the market that emitted ...more
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