The Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Introducing Theme 4: Power Off and Play
‘Screen time’ is the time spent using a screen-based device, such as a smartphone, tablet, computer or television1 . Not all screen time is unhealthy. Screens can offer an important way to learn and communicate in school and at work. They can also be used in an active way – like playing tennis, soccer, baseball or other sports games on a device.
The focus of Power Off and Play! is on minimizing children’s recreational and sedentary screen time. It’s all about powering off devices and playing more.
Find your Service Area
We serve individuals and families living in the area bounded to the north by Steeles Avenue, to the south by Dixon Road, to the west by Highway 427 and to the East by the Humber River.
We offer services to residents in the Humber-Downsview area; from Steeles Avenue West (North) to Wilson Avenue (South) and from Humber River (West) to Bathurst Street (East).
We offer services to residents of Flemingdon, Thorncliffe, Victoria Village and Riverdale living between O’Connor Drive (north) and Lakeshore Boulevard (south); the Don Valley Parkway (west) and Coxwell Avenue (east).
During Theme 4, Healthy Kids Community Challenge Danforth East-York will be working to encourage children and families to build a balanced day that is not filled with screen time. It’s all about powering off devices and playing more. The focus of Power Off and Play!...
The Toronto Public Library has created a new contest to get kids reading and drawing! Kids are asked to create a bookmark design, using the downloadable PDF provided. Kids/parents can drop it off at your local branch or bookmobile. Hurry! Contest closes Saturday,...