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It may be hard to pull the kids away from YouTube and TikTok, but from April 29-May 5, the Screen-Free Week challenge is a great way to get them to step away from their phones and look less like a zombie who only looks up occasionally.

Screen-Free Week is all about promoting exploration, play and life experiences—from time spent outdoors to doodling to having a conversation. It’s an opportunity for everyone in the family to spend face-to-face time together.

Remember, this special week is about stepping away from screens for entertainment, so you and the kids can still use them for homework or your job.

Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to help you unplug:

Want to make it an official commitment? Register for updates, tips and resources online, plus search for events in your area.