Families invited to share literacy

From family game night to library outings and everything in between, families are invited to share how they have fun with literacy.

From family game night to library outings and everything in between, families are invited to share how they have fun with literacy.

In celebration of Family Literacy Week (Jan. 20 to 27), submissions are being accepted for a contest that shares how families reduce their screen time.

This year’s theme, Play for Literacy, encourages families to unplug the screens of TV, computer, video games, DVDs, and cell phones, to take time to play together.

Families (submissions from children welcome) can share their family experiences by sending a picture of the family doing an activity together and a short story about how they spend time other than screen time. Parents can give their suggestions on how their family manages screen time.

Some of the entries will be published and all will be entered in a prize draw. Prizes include a family season pass to the science centre and gift certificates to Bookland, Teeter Totter Toys and Vernon Teach and Learn.

The deadline for entries has been extended to Friday.

Address entries to letters@vernonmorningstar.com, mail to Letters, The Morning Star, 4407-25th Avenue, Vernon, V1T 1P5, or drop off at the Morning Star office at 4407- 25th Avenue.