How to Limit Screentime This Summer

How to Limit Screentime This Summer

May 29, 2018 4 By Elizabeth Brooks

My daughter would seriously be on Roblox or YouTube all day if I’d let her.  So we came up with this list of screen time rules to combat the problem.

Here is our List – you can add to it to suit your children’s needs.

No Screentime Until…

  • Dressed for the Day
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Brush Hair
  • Brush Teeth
  • Make Your Bed

Ways to Earn Time

Help Around the House to Earn Time

  • Water the Garden/Plants – Earn 15 minutes
  • Feed the Pets/Brush – Earn 15 minutes
  • Sweep the Kitchen – Earn 15 minutes
  • Vacuum the Rugs – Earn 15 minutes
  • Empty the Trashcans – Earn 15 minutes
  • Fold the Laundry – Earn 15 minutes
  • Put Away the Laundry – Earn 15 minutes
  • Wipe Down the Bathroom – Earn 15 minutes

Earn Time by Participating in these Activities for 30 minutes

  • Read for 30 minutes – Earn 15 minutes
  • Draw, Paint, Playdough, Chalk – Earn 15 minutes
  • Play with Toys – Earn 15 minutes
  • Play Outside – Earn 15 minutes
  • Do Summer Homework – Earn 15 minutes
  • Exercise Your Body – Earn 15 minutes

Ways to Loose Time

  • Hitting/Biting – Loose 15 minutes
  • Yelling – Loose 15 minutes
  • Talking Back – Loose 15 minutes
  • Not Listening – Loose 15 minutes

What are your tips for limiting screen time during the long hot days of summer? Please leave a comment and share them!