“Otto was a boy who really liked to play, but everyone in his family was too busy texting, gaming, watching TV, and socializing on-line. Sadly, no one had time for Otto. The impact of excessive screen time use on our children can lead to higher rates of obesity, ADHD, depression, learning problems, and aggression. As parents, modeling healthy screen time behavior for your children is essential. If you practiice good screen time habits, so too will your children. Learn from Otto and his family as they figure out how to find balance with screens and time for each other.”
“Turn That Off And Play With Me!” is a timely children’s book that addresses the very real problem of excessive screen time and media time use for our children. Research has consistently shown that children and teens who spend too much time on screens and with media experience higher rates of all sorts of problems — social, weight, ADHD, learning and behavioral. This beautifully illustrated book, addresses a little boy’s struggle to find someone to play with him. Otto is a boy who really likes to play, but everyone in his family is too busy texting, gaming, watching TV and socializing on-line. Sadly, no one had time for Otto. Learn from Otto and his family as they figure out how to find balance with screens and time for each other again. The book is appropriate for children 3 years of age and older, and it includes a helpful “Note To Parents” section with tips on how to manage screen and media time in positive ways.