If this isn't a book that sums up 2020 I don't know what is. Cami and Wyatt Have too Much Screen Time is a relatable tale of two adorable kangaroos that are glued to their tablets while their parents and friends try to coax them out of their respective rooms. The message is anything but subtle in this children's book and I think it will help open up conversations between parents and children about how when it comes to screentime, moderation is key.
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Cami and Wyatt Have Too Much Screen Time: About the Book
Title: Cami and Wyatt Have Too Much Screen Time
Written By: Stacy C. Bauer
Illustrated By: Rebecca Sinclair
Screen time. The one thing I think every parent ends up dealing with in some capacity.
Cami and Wyatt are spending all day on their tablets (yes, they each have one!) they are blowing off their friends and ignoring their parents. Something has got to change!
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"When her episode ended, Cami's
Cami and Wyatt are both wrapped up in the tablets; Wyatt is playing a game and Cami is watching episode after episode of a show.
Cami and Wyatt Have Too Much Screen Time does not try to beat around the bush when it shows how damaging too much screen time can be for kids' social interactions and their relationships with friends and family.
Cami and Wyatt's digital worlds get rocked by a thunderstorm and their parents use this a teaching tool for managing screen time!
Cami and Wyatt Have Too Much Screen Time: My Thoughts
For me, the scenarios painted in this book are a bit over-exaggerated and I imagine they were over-exaggerated on purpose to make a point.
Both Cami and Wyatt ignore not only ignore their friends pleas to get outside, they flat out ignore their parents!
What I like about their conversation is both Cami and Wyatt realize on their own the activities they missed that day and come up with a list of things they can do INSTEAD of starring at their tablets.
Cami and Wyatt mention writing in journals, building with blocks, riding bikes and playing with friends.
This book also shows kids that parents are not free from the chains of screen time either when Cami and Wyatt go look for Mama Kangaroo once the thunderstorm has passed.
To further the conversation about screen time between parents and kids, author, Stacy Bauer provides screen-less activity ideas from real life parents and kids at the end of the book!
Cami and Wyatt are two, very adorable kangaroos featured in the very popular book series, Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too!
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About the Author
Stacy is the author of the besting selling Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too series. She is a wife and mother of two (Cami and Wyatt) and for the past 17 years has taught everything from kindergarten to 8th grade math. She loves gardening, music, traveling, playing games and spending time with her family.
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