Pediatricians and teachers caution against too much screen time because when kids sit themselves in front of the TV, it’s a passive activity. Many children are content to give screens their attention for hours at a time. This contributes to childhood obesity and fails to engage their minds in a meaningful way, leading them to stagnate and be less sociable. We either need to find a way around the screen time kids enjoy so much, or find a way to make it work for kids rather than against them.
We created Fidgets2Widgets to tackle this problem. We saw that our own children were screen-obsessed as soon as they came home from school. We knew that if we couldn’t find a way to bridge education with their passion for technology, then there would be little hope that they’d grow up to take advantage of our digital age.
The current generation of kids are native-technology users. They are comfortable with it in a way that we might never be. Why not meet them where they are to combine the technology they love with important skills-learning and education?
Thankfully, we realized that quality screen time makes all the difference.
The difference between passively enjoying screen time, like watching TV, and playing puzzle-solving games on a tablet, building in a sandbox game, or getting blood pumping with a console game is vast. From these games your child can learn engineering, coding, design, architectural, and math skills that they’ll carry with them into adulthood.
At Fidgets2Widgets, we know that quality screen time not only teaches your children valuable skills and can keep them moving, but they’ll also enjoy it! When quality screen time is paired with regular exercise breaks, you can be assured your child doesn’t become a screen zombie.
When your child becomes a Widgetarian, they get the opportunity to play with and learn from the newest technology including virtual reality, robotics, 3-D printers, and, of course, computer games that will stimulate their mind!