April 29th through May 5 is National Screen-Free Week, a week for you and your kids to take a break from all the many screens in your daily life – like the computer, phone, and T.V. – in order to enjoy quality time with a book, nature, or with each other. Going to a museum like The Carle is a great way to unplug as a family. You can check out some original art in the galleries, share some books together in the Reading Library, make your own art in our hands-on Art Studio, and of course, run around or picnic in our beautiful apple orchard.
In fact, come to The Carle this Sunday, April 28th and you can help us kick-off Screen-Free Week with a bang! Illustrators Chris Raschka, Tad Hills, Bob Staake, and Dan Yaccarino will be here chatting with Jarrett J. Krosoczka in our auditorium about their books, their art and how they like to unplug. Art activities and a book signing will follow. Special thanks to Random House Children’s Books for bringing these five fabulous picture book creators to The Carle!
Check out their new books below, perfect for reading together on a screen-free day!
Everyone Can learn To Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade, 2013)
- Visit The Carle (of course!) or other screen-free museums
- Go to the library and check out some new books
- Go for a bike ride
- Play a board game with friends
- Create an art project or write an original story
- Try out a new, delicious recipe
- Explore the neighborhood
- Go for a hike in the woods
- Have a picnic
- Listen to music and dance!