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Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

Screens! Screens! Screens! It’s a daily (if not hourly) question when you have children, isn’t it?

How much?
When?
What content?
What limits?
I know from our own family experience that the questions can wear a body down.

And may I mention our own screen saturation as adults? If you’re like me, you have to hold limits not only for your children, but also yourself. I don’t need the studies on the detrimental psychological effects of social media to know that I feel rough when I’ve consumed too much media and had too much screen time.

We are dedicating this week to sharing the ways we encourage our families to go offline — both in the Sewell McCann household as well as in all of the families of the Sparkle Team. See our “Get Offline” blog post below, as well as our 49 best suggestions for things to do without screens! We’ve also listed our best recipes for kids to make (as our kiddos love to cook once we get them started) — as well as our very best stories to inspire your children.

Enjoy!

About the Author

David Sewell McCann
Story Spinner

David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.