Let’s Move Missoula, Missoula Parks and Recreation, and the Missoula City-County Health Department are encouraging kids and adults to “Unplug and Play!” each spring as part of a global campaign to educate families about the detrimental effects of too much screen time in front of TVs, computers, gaming systems, iPads, and cell phones.
As an Active Kids project and with the leadership of Missoula Parks and Recreation and the Missoula County Health Department, Unplug and Play has been able to marshal a variety of agencies and groups that are offering screen-free activities throughout the year.
Worldwide celebrations of Screen-Free Week are supported by national organizations including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Education Association, and President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
For more great outdoor, screen-free playtime ideas, visit the Make it Missoula Children and Nature Network page. You’ll find info on Missoula parks, upcoming Got Nature? events, and lots of helpful resources for parents and teachers.