Unplug and Play

The 2021 Unplug and Play Week is now over. A huge thank you to the organizing committee and the 16 local organizations who provided free family activities! Please check back in December to see what is being planned for Unplug and Play Week 2022.

Interior Savings Unplug and Play Week takes place April 18-24. For a list of free family activities go to www.unplugandplayweek.com

This year Unplug and Play Week is supported by over 15 community partners. The many free activities during the week encourage children, and families to unplug from their screens and explore other ways of spending time together.

There is also a free webinar from Barbara Coloroso on April 21: The session focuses on ‘Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change’. The session provides some helpful insights for Parents, Caregivers and Educators. To register go to: https://unplugandplayweek.com/education-speaker/

Children under 10 are invited to participate in the Unplug and Play Colouring Contest. Download and colour the Unplug and Play Colouring Sheet and drop it off at any of places listed on the colouring sheet for a change to win a fun educational prize. To download the colouring sheet go to https://unplugandplayweek.com/colouring/ 

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.

The Unplug and Play Planning Committee is supported by the Okanagan Regional Library, Childhood Connections, the Boys and Girls Club, Project Literacy and Interior Savings.

Photos from Unplug and Play 2020