Last week I shared U.S. History Abroad’s Summer Reading Program with you. If you didn’t sign up and get your printable reading chart, it’s not too late, but seriously, don’t wait any longer because the deadline to read 8 books is August 31st!
Today, I’m going to do a 180 and touch on summer screen time. This is another topic in which I feel like I’m all over the board. On the one hand I’m told, “Let your kids learn to be responsible with screen time. Be generous so that when they are older they don’t feel deprived and gorge themselves or become addicted to their phones…”
On the other hand I hear, “Screens are so bad for kids. Kids belong outside and it’s good for them to be bored all summer long.”
I’m a black and white kinda girl so it can be hard for me to find balance on the issue of screens, but it’s something that I’m working on.
And maybe I’m kidding myself, but I feel like as long as the kids are incorporating educational apps into their foray, then it’s not a total waste of time.
If you’re interested in my 12 educational app picks that range from learning a foreign language to spelling to math & logic games, and of course learning about U.S. History then be sure to download this gem of a freebie.