Monday, April 24, 2006

TV Turnoff Week: April 24-30, 2006

no tv
The organization behind TV Turnoff Week is sporadically offline and then back online today (hmmm- just like with its 101 Screen Free Activities The Practical Hippie site is operating more reliably today if you need some helpful resources. Your local newspaper can be a great resource and may be online whether its international or within the US. Mine regularly has many good activities listed that are free. So, if you are too frazzled at the last minute to think of some non-TV activities check out your paper.

Hey- what better reason to sit down and read a good book!!!! Right? If you want some educational books (in a few days) that discuss the problem of TV and our brains, you'll find a few books listed below.

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander
The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers, and Family Life by Marie Winn
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy

To be blunt, shouldn't we spend less time in front of our monitors, also? The world is passing by a large part of the human population as they sit in front of the computer and the aptly named boob tube.

As always, the above-mentioned books can be found for sale at your local independent bookstore or by searching by title and/or author at
Bookfinder or ADDALL.

No comments: