98% of American homes have tv sets, which means the people in the other 2% have to generate their own sex and violence.

- Franklin P Jones

How To

Watch less TV

List & Comparison of TV blockers

Inspirational Cartoon

Playworks - Free Games Library

Games Library - Playworks



Reading For Pleasure

10 Ways to Help You Raise Kids Who Love Reading - About.com

Good Reads - Childrens Book Lists

Folding Paper Toys That You Can Make Yourself - Free

Dungeons & Dragons - Find a Group near you

Unplug Your Kids - A whole blog brimming with activities for young children who are TV-Free

Instead of TV - TV Free Family

Partygame Central

eHow - Photo Scavenger Hunts

Riddle Me - Custom Scavenger Hunts

Discover the Forest

How to Start a Neighborhood Camp with Kids as Counselors!

How Children Make Friends

ccfc - 70 Ideas for Family Fun!

13 Things For Your Child To Do (Instead Of Watch Tv)

12 Ways to Unplug for the holidays

Kids' Activities and Games - Browse Activities by Grade & Topic

50 Non-television Things to Do with Your Kids

TV-Free Kids – over 100 fun things to do that don’t involve a television

Fun Without TV

Forgotten Neighborhood Games

Playborhood Blog - Let Your Kids Go Outside and Play

Classic Outdoor Games For Kids

Play Works Blog - Game of the Week

Nature Find - Find Nature in Your Neighborhood

Green Hour - Tips on Getting Outside

Yahoo - 10 Great Kids Games for a July 4th Barbecue

Play Is Essential - Play Ideas for Young Kids

Zamzee - The Game That Gets Kids Moving

Role-playing games pull reluctant school kids into a supportive crowd

"My 11 year old and his friends are in the midst of a massive Dungeons and Dragons campaign."

52 Totally Awesome Science Experiments You Can Do At Home

16 tips to manage toddlers--without resorting to television

Play Works - 5 Games To Improve Your Toddler's Executive Function

Kiwi Crate - Crafts

Million Minute Family Challenge (board games & card games)

Printable Game Worksheets

Our Favorite Anti-TV Poem

Crafts for Kids - Kaboose

Crafts for Kids - Instructables

Crafts for Kids - Enchanted Learning

Fairy House

Parents.com - 25 TV-Free Activities

Fun Things to Do Today

No Time for Flashcards

Summaries of Co-operative Non-competitive Games

10 ways to entertain young children for $1 or less (without the TV)


Go City Kids

20 Songs Every Kid Should Know

Kiwi Crate - Enjoy monthly projects that spark creativity and curiosity for kids ages 3-7. All materials and inspiration included.

Make Beliefs Comix - Create Your Own Comix Strip

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV - Book

What to Do After You Turn Off the TV - Book

365 Ways to Unplug Your Kids - Book

365 Tv-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child - Book


365 Afterschool Activities: Tv-Free Fun for Kids 7-12 - Book


The Read-Aloud Handbook : Sixth Edition - Book

Kick the TV Habit! - Book

A-Z to TV-Free - Book

Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share - Book

52 Alternatives to TV (52 Deck Series)

Why parents say they don’t limit TV

Raising Children - Hobbies are the Best Medicine

Instead of TV (for babies & Toddlers)

CCFC - The Screen-Free Guide to Showers for Harried Parents of Infants and Toddlers

Whitedot.org - 16 tips to manage toddlers--without resorting to television

Unplug Your Kids - Toddler Trick (so I can make dinner) – Find the Frog!

Parent Dish - A lazy mom's guide to Keeping Toddlers Busy

Randsco.com - Keeping Our Toddler Busy

Muddled Up Mummy - Tips and Two Very Fun Activities for Toddlers

Janet Lansbury.com - A Creative Alternative To Baby TV Time

Janet Lansbury.com - Independent Infant Play – How It Works

Janet Lansbury.com - Baby You Are Born to Play

Janet Lansbury.com - Instead of TV and Movies

The New Parents Guide - Baby Play Pens

The New Parents Guide - Baby Jumpers

Baby Jumperoos

Six things you need to do for your baby

Moving towards a screen-free lifestyle with kids

Good Books for Kids

AdLit.org - Award-Winning Books for Tweens and Teens

AdLit.org - Themed lists of Great Books for Teens

Good Reads - Childrens Book Lists

Good Reads - Popular Childrens Comics Books

Amazon - Great Comics For Children (Of All Ages!)

Comic Book Herald - The Best All Ages Comics For Kids

Barefoot Books

Children's Literature - Best Books Lists

Reviews from a Baby Bookworm

About.com - Children's Books

Kids' Books with Lessons for Life

Volunteering for Kids and all ages

All For Good (all ages)

Generation On (kids and teens)

Volunteen Nation (teens)

Volunteer Spot (all ages)

How To

Amazon Listmania List of Books on: Instead of TV


Reading For Pleasure

Public Libraries - by State


Meetup - Bookclub

Book Club Directory

Some are called “common security clubs,” while others go by names like “mutual aid groups,” “resilience circles,” and “unemployed support groups.”  and  more

Couch Surfing (but not the TV kind)

Walk Score - shows what is within walking distance of your home

Everybody Walk! - The Campaign to Get America Walking

Nature Find - Find Nature in Your Neighborhood

Green Hour - Tips on Getting Outside

Hobbies & Games


"I'm seeing quite an increase in the number of people turning a hobby into a business,"

Dungeons & Dragons - Find a Group near you

Stalking Dragon


Summer Night Lights

Urban Farms


Partygame Central

eHow - Photo Scavenger Hunts

Riddle Me - Custom Scavenger Hunts

Conversation Cafe

Easing Your Way Out of Loneliness

Making Friends

Friendship: The Laws of Attraction

Having Fun on a Budget

Board Gaming as a Hobby - What's it all about?

Happiness Project Group

Craig's List

City Guide

American Hiking Society





Contra Corners

Contra Dance Links


Voice of Dance




Community Sings

Society for Creative Anachronism

Live action role-playing game

Volunteering for All Ages

All For Good

Volunteer Match

Volunteer Spot 

One Brick creates "a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering, and after each volunteer event -- which typically lasts only 3 to 4 hours -- we invite volunteers to gather at a local restaurant or café where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting."

Stories of People Giving Up TV

Aversion to television, it turns out, is a common ground for the very liberal and the very conservative.

Anti-TV: 'My children have more fun without the box'

Poor Reception - Could I Finally Wean My Family Off TV?

Tom Hodgkinson launches his new column by switching off the television

Turn-Off Tips from TV-Free Kids

Enjoy Birth - The Benefits of Being Media Free (July 2011)

Life Without a TV

Families Without TV

The parents who lured their two daughters away from the TV - by setting them 100 outdoor challenges in a year

Escape Your TV

Diary of a Recovered TV Addict: How I Reclaimed My Life and Gained Two Extra Months Per Year

8 Changes I Experienced After Giving Up TV

TV Addiction !

What happens if you deprive a group of 7 and 8 year olds of computers, television and games consoles for two weeks?

12 years later and still no reasons to watch TV

Anti-TV: 'My children have more fun without the box'

43 Things - Give Up TV

43 Things - stop watching tv

No TV was watched in the riding of this elephant.

Dave Opinion

Brainwaves and Nasa

Enjoying Real Life, Unplugged

It's TV Turn Off Week--can you do it?

"I was trained at a young age to worship television"

Hi! My Name Is Bert and I'm A TV Junkie

Whole Again: Our Family after Television

How Dumping TV Allowed Me to Quit My Job, Create an Online Business and Fund My Retirement Account

Mich. kids urged to kick the TV habit

"Erik usually watches about 25 hours of TV a week. The 11-year-old 5th grader at Lincoln Elementary School kept the following journal of his non-TV activities up until Sunday at 5:45 p.m., when he renewed his video habits."

TV Limiting Technology

List & Comparison of TV blockers

Token Timer

Power Cop

Play Limit

Power Plug Lock

Time Machine

Eye Timer

TV Be Gone

TV Be Gone - Article

Stanford Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television (SMART) curriculum is being used in California and Michigan. SMART in San Francisco, SMART in Canada