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Pledge to Help Kids Unplug and Play


Will the next generation have innovators like Steve Jobs? Not if we don’t unplug and play!

Innovation and creativity is the foundation of America, yet we are failing to inspire our children's curiosity, creativity, and imagination when we deny them opportunities to play.

In active playtime, kids develop their imaginations and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play creates lasting benefits that can help kids do better in school, stay healthy, and foster creativity and problem-solving that lasts a lifetime.

We have the power to encourage kids to step away from the screen and play. If we play with our kids, we can even strengthen our bond with them.

Whether it's tag, a round on the monkey bars, or an imaginative game of "house," pledge to help kids unplug for at least one hour a day and go play. Join the movement to help get our nation's kids away from the TV!

More and more children are electing to stay indoors and make use of electronic media.

Active play engages the imagination and helps kids grow to be healthy, happy, and successful through an experience full of creativity, exploration, physical activity, friendship, and adventure.

That's why I'm pledging to do all that I can to get kids to unplug, get away from their screens, and start playing!

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