There has been a big response to our family’s screen freedom quest, so while I’m putting together my ebook on this very subject, I thought I’d introduce a daily tip. This is a tip each morning that will hopefully give you an idea of a few things your family can do each day rather than watch a light box. I’ll put the tip up each day super-early to give you time to plan if you need it. If you read it at 5am when it goes live, you can think of me slumbering blissfully away for another 2 hours at least!!
Instead of screens today…
Instead of screens today, why not write someone a letter?
If your kids are young, you can write it for them and they can add a picture.
If your kids are middling, this will be great handwriting practice for them.
If your kids are older, perhaps they will particularly enjoy it if their someone writes back! You could also introduce your older kids to Postcrossing so they can send their clever thoughts all over the world.
Either way, the kids will love designing their own writing paper with stickers, pictures or photos. Or you could just use cute postcards like the Scatter Love ones in my photo above!
Here are some ideas of people to write to:
- Your gran
- Your cousin
- Your teddy bear
- Your best friend
- Your oldest friend
- Your newest friend
- Your teacher
- Your teacher from last year
- Your father
- Someone you love
- Someone you miss
- Someone you are thinking about
- Someone you need to say sorry to
- Someone who isn’t well
- Someone who did something nice for you
Who was the last person you wrote a letter to?