The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) and many community organizations are inviting students and families to participate in Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week from January 21st to 27th. Children use an average of 7.5 hours of entertainment technology per day. In order to encourage students and families to reduce their amount of screen-time for one week (TV, video games, texting, computers, etc.) Unplug & Play Passports have been printed for every elementary and middle school student in the district. On each passport, there is a daily checklist to record screen-free activities and a schedule of events for families throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap. All events are free and some of the planned activities include: buddy reading with the SilverBacks, family game nights, Early Years Fair, family skating, special library storytimes, library scavenger hunt, sliding party, family art afternoon, Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive, PLAY AGAIN film at Carlin School, free family swim, curling, and much more!
Schedule: For detailed schedule information, click here: Final Schedule of Events 2013
For a copy of the Unplug & Play Passport, click here: Passport 2013