Limit screen time
Limit how much time your family watches television, uses a computer and plays electronic games, e.g. before or after school (particularly during daylight hours).
Remove televisions, computers and electronic games from bedrooms, and limit the number of screens you have at home.
Use a timer or an alarm clock to keep track of how much time your children spend watching television, using a computer or playing electronic games.
Try to have at least one full day every week where your family doesn’t watch television, use a computer or play electronic games.
Plan active family time
Play together as a family. Join your kids on a bike ride, play hide-and-seek, or play cricket with them at the beach.
Give your children active alternatives to screens. Keep a box of skipping ropes, Frisbees, balls and hula hoops.
Plan family activities that involve walking. Going to the zoo, a picnic in a local park, a day at the fun park or a visit to local historic sites will have the family on their feet and walking without them even knowing it.
Get the kids involved in the garden. They’ll stay active digging, weeding and planting, and, if you grow herbs and vegetables, learn valuable lessons about where food comes from.