25 Screen-free Activities for Your Toddler

25 Screen-free Activities for Your Toddler

Toddler bucket list: 25 screen-free activities

The draw of the screen is undeniable – well before my son’s first birthday, he was already eager to get his hands on any cell phone left within his reach.  While tablets and smartphones can certainly be a lifesaver in our moments of desperation with our little ones, I worry about how addictive these devices can be.  My prime childhood years took place before most families even had personal computers at home, and I can’t help but feel nostalgic for that low-tech era.  I remember inventing games with my neighborhood friends, riding our big wheels down the hill, getting sprayed with the hose to stay cool in the summer, and hours of entertainment with a huge cardboard box when the family next door got a new fridge.  My son will grow up surrounded by much more technology that I did – there’s no getting around that fact.  But the experiences that make childhood memorable are unlikely to involve playing computer games!  Here are 25 screen-free experiences I want my little guy to have during his childhood years: Read more

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