Transform screentime ... how to turn screen time on its head so it actually enriches outdoor play
Screen time or outdoor play?

Sounds like a no brainer.

Outdoor play has to trump screen time everytime doesn’t it?

Well, yes but … and it’s a big BUT … our kids are growing up in a digital age.

They need serious digital skills.

And you know what, screen time itself isn’t bad.

It’s what we let our kids do with it, which turns them into grumpily addicted, couch potatoes.

When actually screen time can support and nurture their outdoor play and chase them back outside again as soon as they’re done.

1. Chronicle adventures …

Screen time can chronicle the rip-roaring adventure our kids imagined as they scrambled up trees, swung from branches and balanced on logs …

2. Record tiny details …

Screen time can record the tiny details they noticed as they got up close and friendly with their favourite bug …

3. … and amazing transformations …

… and the mind blowing transformations of tadpole to frog and caterpillar to butterfly.

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4. Answer brain boggling questions …

Screen time can provide the answers to brain boggling questions from the name of a bird to how ants herd green fly – yep really! – and defend them from ladybirds, in exchange for their precious nectar!

5. Map journeys …

Screen time can plot journeys and expeditions whether they be to the end of the street or half way around the world …

6. Capture texture …

Screen time can even capture the textures kids discover prodding and poking, digging and delving, snapping and rubbing and twisting stuff in the park, in the forest, on the beach …

Transform Screen Time

We all worry – quite rightly! – about our kids playing endless mind-numbing, frighteningly addictive, violent games on screen.

But with just a little a bit of help from us, our kids can use screen time to write or record outdoor adventure stories, broadcast nature journals, plot maps, create physical arts and so much more that enriches their outdoor play.

Learn To Code Outdoors!

Kids can even learn to code outdoors!

Our girls are rising 7 and this year they’ve coded butterflies and sea shell games, snail races and history hunts. Flowers, trees, birds, bugs – you name it, they’ve coded it!

And very excitingly, we’ve now got loads of these outdoor coding projects on our kids coding site, mama.codes, so you and your kids can join in the fun.

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You can register for FREE for mama.codes and we’ll get you and your kids coding fast, even if you’ve never coded in your life before.

And you can get our outdoor coding pack for just $15.99 – which you have to say is pretty amazing value for learning to code WHILE playing outdoors!