Free family activities in the central Okanagan will celebrate ‘Plug and Play’ and ‘Family Literacy Week’.
A two-hour family hike at Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park in the Glenmore neighborhood of Kelowna kicked off the week on Sunday.
From January 23-29, it focuses on screen-free play and learning for families with young children.
One of the adults on the hike even admitted that screen time can be hard to resist.
“Absolutely, I watch a lot of screens and I like the balance of, you know, reading the screen trying to keep up with the news.”
The pandemic has meant a year filled with intense screen time for families, but the focus of the week is on unplugging.
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The event is organized by the Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society and Interior Savings is the title sponsor.
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“We are very pleased to have many community partners providing ways for families to disconnect, and in accordance with public health orders,” said Paul Zuurbier, executive director of Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society.
Activities planned for the week include swimming, take-out crafts and story time at the library.
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“As the pandemic continues, many of us are spending more time connected to screens for work, school or socializing. Now more than ever, the message of finding a healthy balance is important,” says Kathy Conway, CEO of Interior Savings.
For more information, check out the official Unplug and Play website.
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