Recently I was offered the chance to debut an original piece of art from the multi-talented Bob Staake. The reason? Well, National Screen Free Week is almost upon us. I don’t think I’m the only one who has noticed a small growth in books that encourage kids to put down their shiny rectangles and engage in life, living, the pursuit of happiness, etc. Whether they’re books that display the delights of blackouts or titles where cell phones are a thing of the past, it’s a growing movement.
The key facts for why this might be?
- Preschoolers spend as much as 4.1 to 4.6 hours per day using screen media.
- Including multi-tasking, children 8 to 18 spend 7.5 hours per day with screens.
- The recent article in the Atlantic says it all: http://www.theatlantic.com/
magazine/archive/2013/04/the- touch-screen-generation/ 309250/
Here then, is a lovely little work by the aforementioned Staake-man.