Trade in these child screen time tickets for entertainment on video games, the computer, tablets, smartphones or even watching television. These screen time coupon printables are great kid incentives, moving responsibility from the parent to the child to earn rewards and prizes!
I recently saw a meme about a mom announcing “screen time is over.” The image of this meme was depicting a grown man in a toddler fit. It gave me a good chuckle. Can you relate?
No matter the age of your child, I am sure we can all relate to temper tantrums once screen time has been declared over. In many cases, the temper tantrum is my own as screen time allows me (as a parent and at-home working mother) to get things accomplished… you can relate to this too, right?
If screen time or the end of screen time in your home is a real juggling act, we have technology tickets that might create incentives, rewards, and structure in your home.
What is the definition of Screen Time?
The screen time definition is pretty straightforward. Let’s try to definite it without using the words. Screen time is the number of minutes that one spends on an electronic device which can include a computer, television, iPhone, tablet, gaming system, or Kindle.
Is Screen Time Bad for Kids?
Yes and no. Just like chocolate and sweets, everything that is for you can either be good or bad. It must be used in moderation.
There are a few reasons individuals might express why too much screen time is bad.
Why screen time is bad…
It can affect vision
There is a rumor it makes tics worse
It can cause aggression
It can create ADHD
It creates an inability to focus
While I have listed a few reasons people do not prefer screen time, I am not going to go over the reasons screen time is bad. In fact, you can quickly do a web search and get plenty of reasons your child should not have screen time. That is up to you.
As a former teacher and mother of five, I am here to show you why screen time is actually good for kids.
Benefits of screen time include…
Learning to focus
An ability to sit still
So clearly there are good and bad reasons for screen time, now let’s talk about how to do it in moderation.
Screen Time Rules
Knowing the rules of screen time can save you from the temper tantrum we mentioned above.
If screen time is a reward and certain limits are expected, it’s important to go over rules and expectations with kids. If your kids know their expectations then they know what is to come.
Family Rules for Screen Time might include…
- Staying in safe online environments
- Not talking with other people online
- Not going to cat rooms
- Setting a timer for screen time
- Completing responsibilities first
Scholastic actually has a good resource of screen time rules when creating some that work for your family.
Two things that I have found helpful in my own struggle with screen time, are giving the children control and also letting the child know how much time they will have beforehand. When I share the amount of time they can play, my kids are not caught off guard when time is officially up because they began “playing” knowing they only had x number of minutes. While this has not solved all my parenting problems, holding true to time has been really helpful.
Let your kids take charge. For example, when our kids get screen time, they set up an alarm on the kid’s Alexa to go alert them when their time is up. This allows me to not keep track of time and also gives them their own responsibility to monitor their time and get off when their time is up. Before beginning their game, they say “Alexa, tell me when 30 minutes is over” …and that is what she does! Tip: You can also work on Alexa giving them a 25-minute reminder, in addition, so they know they need to wind down where they are in the game.
If you like a few of these screen time benefits, you might appreciate having printable tickets to earn screen time rewards.
Printable Screen Time Tickets
Now that we agree screen time is a thing, let’s talk about how to control the rewards with child screen time ticket printables.
Once you download your printable tickets PDF, decide how to earn screen time tickets
Ways to Earn Screen Time Tickets
Come up with fun ways for children to earn screen time rewards. You can come up with this on your own or you can allow your child to brainstorm with you.
These incentives can include…
After completion of chores
As a reward for good behavior
After reading a book
After going outdoors
What are some ideas you and your child have?
What electronics are screen time tickets good for?
These incentive tickets can be used for any gaming system or electronics including but not limited to…
- Smart Phone
Are you ready to get your printable screen time coupons? These reward coupons are perfect for all ages and they are quite colorful and cute making them even more exciting.
In this pack of Screen Time Tickets, we included screen time limits.
This set includes minute screen time tickets for
- five minutes
- ten minutes
- fifteen minutes
- thirty minutes
- sixty minutes.
We also included a golden ticket for you to use as you see fit. Perhaps a weekend day of unlimited screen time for good behavior. You can combine tickets if your child needs one of the numbers not included in this set.
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A laminator is a great resource for digital downloads. It allows you to keep the product for a long time without damaging the print.
Consider printing on white cardstock printer paper to keep your kid’s screen time tickets durable and strong.
Color will vary by printer. I like to order my prints at Staples. It saves on ink and is only a few short miles from my home. I pick up the item in the store, but you can also upload them online and then have them shipped to your home.
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Last Updated on February 23, 2023 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living