The Holidays, Beyond the Screen

Peaceful Fruits is about healthy, save-the-world snacks. But it all started with an adventure, when our founder Evan decided to ditch his desk and move to the Amazon with Peace Corps.

 
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Where do the best adventures happen? Not on your screen!

There was a recent newsflash from the American Academy of Pediatrics stating that young children should spend less time on screens and more time being active (especially outside)! Yes, I know you are sooo surprised!

Specifically, the guidelines state that babies 18 months of age and under should have 0- that’s right, zilch!- screen time, and children 18 months to 5 years should have no more than one hour of screen time, accompanied by a parent.  And for those kids older than 5, the AAP states that ‘the idea is to balance media use with other healthy behaviors.’  

So, in the spirit of sharing, here are some ideas for mini-adventures here in Ohio to get kids focused beyond the screen!

1.  The Joy of Columbus drive-thru light show at Firestone Park.  It’s about 1.5 hours away from Cleveland, but we hear it’s worth it!

 
What a joy!

What a joy!

 

2.  The Polar Express on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.  Tickets are all sold out on the website, but you may be able to find tickets or plan ahead for next year! 

3.  Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The pictures speaks for itself!

 
Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens in University Circle

Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens in University Circle

 

4.  Cleveland Metroparks. The Metroparks in Northeast Ohio also host a variety of family-oriented activities- both indoors and out! Be sure to check out the event calendar on the website, here. Some of our favorites:  

Hunt of the Month: Snowflakes

Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, Cuyahoga Heights

December 1-31st

Evergreen Trees

Bedford Reservation

Ever wonder why and how some trees stay green all winter? Bring your kids and find out on a hike!

 
 

The team at Peaceful Fruits is all about the outdoors - and embracing the community - this holiday season! So, help reduce your kids screen time and get them off of those devices with some Northeast Ohio events this winter. See you there!

Keila Hamed