Increasing Physical Activity and Decreasing Screen Time -
- Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Register by: 06/09/2016
- Cost: N/A
Video games, tv shows, and movies have a very strong appeal to children. As a result, children
are engaging in physical play much less today than in years past. This program is designed for
parents/caregivers who want to learn strategies to decrease their child’s screen time and
increase time spent in movement activities and in physical play.
The brain’s center for movement, the vestibular system, plays a significant role in our activity
level and state of alertness. The functioning of this system impacts a person’s desire and pursuit
of physical activity. Strategies will be discussed to stimulate the vestibular system and impact
changes on arousal state and activity level.
Other strategies will also be presented including creative alternatives to screen activities,
guiding idea development when children “don’t know what to do”, choice making, and limit
setting. Activities which focus on the skills children are not developing through screen-based
activities will also be presented.