Stories, Not Screens Youth T-Shirt

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$16.00 $10.00

Why “Stories, Not Screens”?

In buying this t-shirt for your child, you are boldly declaring that you think children should be shaped by stories rather than by screens.  It shouldn’t seem that counter-cultural, but it is.  Join the resistance! Stories automatically bubble up inside a child’s heart and mind; this is why play-acting is so natural from the earliest ages.

Stories, Not Screens have shaped the hearts and imaginations of our four children for the past 12 years, and we have never regretted it. It has been stories (not screens) that have shaped their moral imaginations, their language, their desires, and knit together sibling relationships.

Parenting is holy work.  Declare your desire to choose Stories, Not Screens.  Feed your children with the nourishing food of good stories and wait expectantly for their hearts to flourish. (If you want to begin with one of the greatest fictional stories ever written, start with The Chronicles of Narnia series, for which we created this tribute t-shirt.)

A note about the artwork:

This artwork was created by Nashville author and artist (and expert child-imagination-igniter) Jennifer Trafton.  Be sure to buy her (magnificent) recently released Henry and the Chalk Dragon as well as her first delightful novel for elementary-aged kids, The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic!

Here is what Ms. Trafton kindly said about our two oldest children, to whom she has taught creative writing over the course of several months:

When I had Madeleine and Sophia in my creative writing classes, I could tell immediately that they came from a family of story-lovers and story-tellers. They were bubbling over not only with wild creativity and enthusiasm, but also with the self-confidence of children whose imaginations have been encouraged as God-given and beautiful. 
SKU: N/A Categories: , ,


This youth t-shirt comes in 3 sizes (Youth S, Youth M, and Youth L) and 4 colors (pink, blue, gray, and red).

This ultra-soft 100% pre-shrunk ringspun cotton and is comfortable to wear, never distracting from tree-climbing, sword-fighting, theatre-acting, or any other such important pursuits in which your child may be engaged.

*Note: we are currently only shipping in the United States.

Additional information


navy, charcoal, pink, red


Youth Small 6-8, Youth Medium 10-12, Youth Large 14-16

2 reviews for Stories, Not Screens Youth T-Shirt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer (verified owner)

    We absolutely LOVE these shirts! I bought one in navy and one in pink for two of my children and both shirts are super comfortable. I love the meaning behind the message on the front and the illustration is so fun!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nikki (verified owner)

    This shirt is a favorite among my children – even those who are not quite big enough to wear it 🙂 The shirt has been worn for many adventures and washed frequently, yet still looks new. Very pleased with the quality and message!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like…