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Less Screen, More Green: Your Guide to Kids and Tech

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🕹️Less Screen, More Green: Your Guide to Kids and Tech🌳

Hello there, Super Parents! 👋

Ready for another round of 'Battle Against Screens'? We know you're not just playing referee between your kids and their screens, but also trying to decipher the technobabble. So, here's your cheat code, served hot and fresh, right from the Kids Toys Warehouse! 🚀

Ever seen your little one glued to the screen like a koala to a tree? 🐨 You might be thinking, 'Gosh, if only they were that attached to their homework!' 📚 We get it, we've been there. The screen time struggle is real. But don't fret, we're here to help you understand it, manage it, and possibly, even use it to your advantage. 😉

First off, let's understand what 'screen time' actually means. Nope, it's not the time your child spends screaming at the TV when their favourite team loses. 😅 It's the total time spent on electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gaming consoles. Yes, sadly, it includes the time they spend watching those funny cat videos too. 😺

So how much screen time is too much? Well, it's like asking how long is a piece of string. 🤷 But, according to the Australian Department of Health, children aged 5-17 years should have no more than two hours of recreational screen time each day. That's less time than it takes to watch the director's cut of 'Lord of The Rings'! 😲

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Now, managing screen time. It's like trying to herd cats. Difficult, but not impossible. Here are a few tips:

1. Set boundaries: Decide on screen time limits. It's easier than negotiating with a 5-year-old about why they can't have ice cream for breakfast. 🍦

2. Encourage other activities: Get them some active toys from our warehouse. It's a win-win! 😎

3. Tech-free zones: Create areas in your house where devices are a big NO. Like the dining table. Yes, that means you too, parents! 🚫📱

Remember, it's not about banning screen time, but about creating a balance. 🤹‍♀️ And hey, if all else fails, just tell them that too much screen time will turn them into a zombie. Works every time! 🧟‍♂️

For more detailed tips, check out this excellent guide by Raising Children Network [insert link] - an awesome Aussie resource for managing screen time.

So buckle up, parents! It's time to conquer the digital beast and reclaim your child from the clutches of the screen! 💪

Catch you in the next newsletter, where we'll discuss why vegetables are not an alien invasion. Until then, stay super! ✌️

Your Comrade-in-Parenting,

Christian

Kids Toys Warehouse Team 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️

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