Another TV Turn-Off Story

By , May 17, 2007 11:03 am

I just stumbled upon the story of another family who turned off the TV for a week and blogged about their experience. Valeri of For A Season and her family decided to turn it off for one week in May just as an experiment.

Among their interesting discoveries:

- How much they actually depend upon a computer for educational information instead of books.

- A need to update their board games to a more age-appropriate level.

- The house is calmer without the daily news.

- The family got a lot more sleep.

- They all read more.

- “Without noise and “stuff” to occupy our time, we were more reflective and talked more with each other.”

To read Valeri’s post, please click here: We’ve Been Unplugged!

If anyone else out there has a TV Turn-Off story to tell, or wants to give it a try for a week and report back, please let me know and I will link to you too. If you want to try it, but don’t have a blog of your own, please send me an email and I will post your results here!

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One Response to “Another TV Turn-Off Story”

  1. nina says:

    Great story. I really like the AAP guideline button on your sidebar. I may put it on my blog as well. Keep writing this message. Every time I tell someone that we have never allowed Citcat to watch television or videos, they very often say they wish they had done that.

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