Suggestions for Alternative Activities
by Cal Newport
Laug Auf Think More. Cal Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University, blogger at calnewport.com and author of many books, like this one: "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" where he argues that our ability to focus without distraction is becoming increasing rare (due, primarily, to distracting technology), at the same time that it’s becoming increasing valuable (as the knowledge economy becomes more cognitively demanding). As a result, those individuals and organizations who cultivate their ability to perform “deep work” will enjoy a major competitive advantage.
"The Light Phone 2 is a simple, 4G LTE phone with a beautiful black & white matte E-ink display. By allowing you to leave behind your smartphone, it encourages you to spend quality time doing the things you love the most, free of distraction. We call this 'going light'. The Light Phone 2 brings a few essential tools, like messaging and an alarm clock, so it's even easier to ditch your smartphone more often, or for good. It’s a phone that actually respects you."
The makers are currently running an Indiegogo campaign raising money for manufacturing of The Light Phone 2. Their campaign is almost 600% ($1.5M) of their fundraising goal with almost 5K backers.
Angela Thayer has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and was a classroom teacher but now focuses her time on providing fun and educational ideas on www.teachingmama.org. Educator, parent, and toddler approved. "Play & Learn Toddler Activities Book: 200+ Fun Activities for Early Learning" only released in March of 2018, has already been been reveiwed (66) times on Amazon and has a 5 star rating. The book establishes the key learning skills at each developmental milestone.
by Nicholas Kardaras
Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is an internationally renowned speaker and is one of the country’s foremost addiction experts. IN his book, "Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids - and How to Break the Trance", released in September, 2017 has 96 custmer reviews and gets 4.5 stars on Amazon and is available in hardcover, kindle and paperback. In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras examines how technology―more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity―has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can.