The 10th Annual Interior Savings’ Unplug & Play and Family Literacy Week will take place January 21st-28th, 2024. It celebrates screen-free play and learning for families with young children.

For most families, digital devices are part of their daily lives. They rely on smartphones, tablets, TVs, computers and other devices for work, education, play, socialization, and entertainment. Although, the Canadian Paediatric Society recommends no screen time for children under 2 years of age, and less than one hour of screen time per day for children under 5 years of age, most Canadian children between the ages of two and five spend more than two hours each day engaged in screen-time. Unplug and Play Week encourages families to unplug from their digital devices and engage in interactive, outdoor and creative play

The 10th Annual Interior Savings’ Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week provides families with community supported activities designed to increase their time spent participating in healthy, interactive play. Children’s time away from screens is critical for developing essential life skills such as self-regulation, creativity and learning through physical and imaginative play.