Screen Time Is Not Forever

El tiempo de pantalla no es para siempre

SKU: D519-Net

Children learn boundaries and safety when using screens, and fun things to do when screens are off.

As important as screens are in our lives, we all need to unplug, especially children. This reassuring English-Spanish bilingual picture book offers children and families a starting point for limiting screen time and making the most of the time you have with your screens and without.

While screens are needed for learning and can be helpful and fun, they are not intended for use all the time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends consistent limits on screen time for children, and adults should take steps to ensure online safety for kids. With straightforward suggestions, children will learn valuable information about online safety, setting healthy screen-time boundaries, and the importance of screen-free time.

With her trademark mix of empathy and encouragement, author Elizabeth Verdick offers appealing and healthy alternatives to using screens, as well as ways to stay safe and happy when online. Illustrator Marieka Heinlen’s active and vibrant illustrations of young children interacting with their caregivers and families bring the activities and suggestions for screen-free fun to life.

A section for adults at the end of the book in both English and Spanish includes information on the effects of too much screen time and suggestions for establishing screen-time boundaries.

Written by Elizabeth Verdick
Illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
Paperback ISBN 9781631988110
Grades K-2
40 pages
Release Date April 17, 2023

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Paperback

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Free Spirit Publishing

Elizabeth Verdick

Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents. These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board book series—including the Happy Healthy Baby® series, which is designed to capture the interest of your littlest readers. Elizabeth’s Toddler Tools® series helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). In the Best Behavior® series, she helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior. Elizabeth also enjoys writing books for the Laugh & Learn® series, such as How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger, and the Survival Guides for Kids series, such as The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Both series help kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social and emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary and middle school years. Elizabeth lives with her family and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

Elizabeth Verdick

Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents. These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board book series—including the Happy Healthy Baby® series, which is designed to capture the interest of your littlest readers. Elizabeth’s Toddler Tools® series helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). In the Best Behavior® series, she helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior. Elizabeth also enjoys writing books for the Laugh & Learn® series, such as How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger, and the Survival Guides for Kids series, such as The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Both series help kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social and emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary and middle school years. Elizabeth lives with her family and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

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