Screens Away, Time to Play! Book - School Visit

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An award-winning children’s book inspiring screen-free activities and sparking conversations about screen time limits. Recommended by early childcare experts, pediatricians, and child psychologists!

Us adults understand the effects screens can have on kids and the importance of active play in their day.

But how do we explain that to kids?

This lighthearted and playful rhyming book for ages 3-7 makes a difficult topic approachable. It’s a must for every home or classroom bookshelf!

It is a much needed resource for parents and caregivers to show young readers the value of turning screens off and encourage them to explore, create, learn, and play in so many ways. 

It's also a great SEL book for teachers! It won a Teachers Choice Award and Kirkus Reviews says, "This rhyming, well-illustrated book is a useful classroom tool for initiating conversations about screen habits and presenting ideas for alternative activities. Instructional without being soporific!"

Screens Away, Time to Play will help kids understand there is so much MORE to life than the digital devices that draw them in and that their job is to play! It’s perfect for social-emotional learning in preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.

The book gives kids important insights about technology in a gentle and child appropriate way, but also showcases the MANY different activities kids can do instead - like an invitation to play! It’s great to discuss healthy screen habits before they become a problem.

There is also a QR code inside to download a bundle of FREE activities that go with the book! Coloring pages, a science experiment, puzzles, accessories for a cardboard car, and more bring screen-free fun to kids!

**Wholesale pricing is also available!

Praise for Screens Away, Time to Play!

“Using playful language that will engage children, the book can help them take a step back from the lure of using screens. The rhymes offer creative ideas for all kinds of fun activities that offer the best ways to help kids learn optimally.”  

- Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Professor Emerita, Lesley University and Co-founder of Defending the Early Years

“This book is the PERFECT reminder to young kids that there is SO MUCH MORE in this great big world to enjoy than their devices.  It shares an important message in the most fun way!” 

- Dr. Nimisha Amin, Pediatrician

“A must in every child’s bookshelf!  It’s an adorable and well written reminder of all the reasons to not let screens dominate our life, made just for kids!” 

- Mandisa Watts, Founder of Happy Toddler Playtime

“This magical book will inspire your young child to put away screens and instead engage in activities that promote their healthy brain growth and learning success for all of childhood.” 

- Dr. Richard Freed, Psychologist and author of Wired Child