Better Than TV
Tempted to join in TV Turnoff Week (April 21-27) or just scale back on tube dependence? A great alternative to screen time: Get your kids talking! Surefire conversation starters from Barbara Brock, author of Living Outside the Box: TV-Free Families Share Their Secrets:
Would you rather... be too hot or too cold? Go without a sense of smell or a sense of taste? (The possibilities are endless.)
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? What would you talk about?
List the most important qualities a friend should have. What about a teacher? A parent?
What made you laugh today?
Describe what you think the world will be like in 50 years. What about in 1,000 years?