Research suggests too much screen time; playing screen games, watching television and going online can impact children’s development. It often displaces time children could spend being physically active, or reading. It also encourages unhealthy eating habits, and can affect regular sleep patterns. Sharing activities such as family game nights, reading at the local library, exploring outdoor parks, spending time with friends and simply enjoying each other’s company provides fun alternatives to screen time.
Unplug and Play is supported by the Okanagan Regional Library, Childhood Connections, the Boys and Girls Club, Project Literacy and many other local organizations. A list of free activities for families will be posted soon.
Join the Healthy Together team on Thursday 22 April for a special edition of Interior Savings HT@Home on zoom (session runs 10am pacific / 1pm eastern and lasts for 1 hour!) All participants on the call will be entered to win a family meal gift card from Nourish Families!)
For this and many, many other family friendly FUN activities scheduled throughout the week check out the Unplug and Play website