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 27th to February 2, 2014.
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 and the Eagles, family game nights, Early Years Fair, family skating, special library storytimes, magic shows, sliding party, build-a-book project at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery, Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive, PLAY AGAIN documentary film at Salmar Classic Theatre, free family swim, curling, and much more!