Home Screen-Free Activities Screen-Free Activities - Literacy

Screen-Free Activities - Literacy

Our take on screen-free activities is based on developmental psychology and overall good mental and physical health. Our research has led us to develop the SPOIL system. The SPOIL system guides you through the 5 most important activities you should engage in with your kids each day. L stands for Literacy.

Each family must choose how to manage screens in their lives. There are a lot of good reasons to delay the introduction to screens as long as possible. But, families’ decisions are also impacted by their child care and...
We want to give you endless options for fun and easy screen-free activities to enjoy with your young kids. This article is a never-ending work-in-progress. We will add five unique screen-free activities here every week. We challenge you to do those five...
Welcome to part 2 of our screen-free road trip series! To see the first post with all our most helpful tips and tricks, click here. To see part 3 which contains a list of our favorite car games, click here. We...
This is the first in a series of 3 posts about road trips without screens. See Part 2: Screen-Free Road Trips: Entertainment at Kids’ Fingertips (Sans Swiping) for a rundown of post our must-pack entertainment items and visit Part 3: Screen-Free Road...
This tracing light box is super simple to make: All you need is a nice container and Christmas lights!  My sister, who is an Occupational Therapy student, made it for our daughter's fourth birthday.  She loves it and will use...
Spring is a great season.  New growth, new life, warmer temperatures, and in the Northeast part of the United States: the suburbs go yard sale crazy! Screen-Free Mom and Dad love yard sales. We have always loved yard sales, but...
“The Waiting Place… for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to come, or a plane to go, or the mail to come, or the rain to go, or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow, or...
  When discussing alternatives to screens, reading books is often the first suggestion.  While reading is a fantastic alternative, parents often bemoan that their kids are too young to read independently and reading requires a parent’s one-on-one attention.  While reading...
Our preschooler is getting quite good at writing her letters, but she still enjoys this activity.  In this bin, I keep a few things: salt in plastic bag, flour in a plastic bag, a tray, an un-sharpened pencil for writing...
This tracing light box is super simple to make: All you need is a nice container and Christmas lights!  My sister, who is an Occupational Therapy student, made it for our daughter's fourth birthday.  She loves it and will use...

About us

What is Screen-Free Parenting?

Screen Free Parenting is a counter-culture blog designed to support you wherever you are on the screen spectrum. Screen-free, screen-limiters or screen-embracers all deserve...

Recent Tech-Wise Parenting Articles You Must Read

Physical Books are What Kids Need and Prefer

A recent wildly successful Kickstarter campaign proposed an application on your phone that provided children’s’ books complete with picture projections and sound effects (basically...

Recent Screen-Free Activities Articles

1 Million Screen-Free Activities For Young Kids #201-205

Through the help of our fellow screen-free parents, we are aiming to provide a list of 1 million simple things to do with kids...