3 Ways to Get Your Kids to Put Down the Digital Devices

Are your kids addicted to technology? You aren’t the only parent on the struggle bus, trying to live an unplugged summer. According to Common Sense Media, “A typical teen’s day includes up to nine hours of texting, gaming, watching videos, and posting on multiple social networks.” Yikes! That’s enough to make any parent take a second look at their kid’s summer schedules. Backyard Oasis is here to make sure your big summer plans are fantastically fun and trouble-free, all while helping your kids lay down those smartphones and tablets. Here are three ways to get your kids to put down the digital devices this summer.

Plan Technology-Free Days

It might be a struggle at first, but trust us, it’s worth the trouble. Having technology-free days helps your kids detox from technology. Plus, those days can bring your family closer together. Plan activities like a trip to the zoo or aquarium. Or, get outside for a family bike ride or game of soccer. The dose of Vitamin D will be good for the mind and soul, stabilizing emotions and providing an outlet for cooped up energy.

Put Down the Digital Devices and Break out the Board Games

When summer days are sweltering, some relaxing afternoons together are what you need. Break out the board games! Guess Who, Chinese checkers, Chutes and Ladders, and Candyland are all perfect options for your little people. And if you have tweens or teens, they’ll love Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Carcassone, and other specialty games. You’ll have a blast getting to know your kids better as you relax and play.

Splash into Fun

Plan endless amounts of fun in your pool. As the area’s premier pool builder, Backyard Oasis has above-ground and in-ground options for your family. From ovals to rounds, we have pools that will fit any budget and we have financing available with approved credit so you can pay over time. With several different pool accessory packages to choose from, we have you covered from basic essentials to a premium bundle. Check out our gallery for your own design inspiration. Then get your whole family involved! Your kids may have a lot to say about amenities they would like in their backyard oasis.

When you want the best in backyard recreation, you’ll find your #1 ally right here at Backyard Oasis. Not only will your pool be the best on the block, but you’ll also have a lifetime of local support for water care, pool accessories and toys, and expert advice for your pool ownership experience. As always, check out our Specials & Promotions page to see the latest and greatest deals! Then call us to schedule your free consult. Your kids will finally put down their digital devices. Welcome to the Backyard Oasis family!