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Screen-Free Week


Concord Promise and Turning Life On are psyched to partner with many local organizations to help keep kids busy over Screen-Free Week (SFW) and beyond.

What is Screen-Free Week? From April 29-May 5, kids and families are encouraged to unplug and avoid using screens except for school-related work.

Why? A healthy childhood depends on a surprising thing: play! Through creative play, kids explore their physical world, build their curiosity, and expand their imaginations. But often, time spent on ad-supported screens displaces the kind of creative play kids need to thrive.

During Screen-Free Week, kids and families can unplug and reconnect with the world around them. An hour that was once dedicated to TV can become an hour of make-believe, art, reading, or enjoying nature. Both parents and kids can use this week to reconsider the value of screen-based entertainment in their lives and establish year-round screen-free habits.

SFW gives families and communities an opportunity to come together and connect with each other. 

Who’s in? Our partners include The Toy Shop of Concord, Be Well Be Here, Gymnastics Academy of Boston, The Concord Museum, Discovery Museum, the Concord Free Library and deCordova Museum.

What can you expect? Events, discounted or free admission, talks and get togethers.

Preliminary Schedule and Offers:

Stay screen-free all week (with the exception of school work) and The Toy Shop of Concord will reward you with a $5 coupon toward a $10 purchase!

Wednesday, 5/1 from 11:45-12:45pm - Free GAB Preschool Open Gym / Play. To register, click here.

Thursday, 5/2 at 7pm - Parent Talk about Technology at the Concord Library with Adrienne Principe, Co-founder of Concord Promise and Founder of Turning Life On, and Lara Wilson, Founder of Be Well Be Here

Friday, 5/3 from 7-8:30pm - Free GAB Friday Night Open Gym - Registration required. To register, click here.

Events updated and added regularly. Stay tuned as we finalize details but mark your calendar!