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How to entertain kids in the summer: panoramas to take you away from the screen and back to childhood

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Reducing screen time requires a plan B to avoid problems with small children.

Screens and vacations are a child’s dream, with hours of play and browsing on the Internet. However, all experts recommend avoiding excessive use of these.

According to a study published by the Chilean Academy of Pediatrics, “Increased screen time is associated with poor school performance”: Chilean men and women spend 5 to 6 hours screen every day.

This means that we spend over a third of our waking hours in front of our TV or other type of device.

β€œIt is very important to be aware of the short-term and long-term risks to the health of minors,” said Pamela Castro, marketing manager at LG Electronics.

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And visual fatigue has become a recurring problem in recent years, especially as a result of constant exposure to monitors, which increases as children grow up at school.

For this reason, it is the adult’s job to set limits on use so that children can take advantage of life outdoors. According to Castro, there are certain strategies fathers can use.

– Set a specific usage time. It should be as inflexible as possible, as restrictions must be respected.

– Create a screen-unusable space: especially during meals.

– Find out what they are looking at: Ideally, access educational content and avoid games that expose you to stressful situations.

– Trying to let children under 3 years old use the screen: Any time you can spend on these devices can be used for manual work that further develops your abilities and senses.

– Be a role model as an adult: Try to use your phone less when you are together, for example while driving or sharing with your family.

It is also important to ensure that your TV screen is certified as a low blue light product by a global testing agency to reduce visual impairment for children and adults.

Off-screen panoramas for kids

– Inclusive tourism

Braille system descriptive texts, tactile images, and embossed textured sheets are used for inclusive tourism to facilitate understanding of interior and exterior spaces and environments, and to assist blind and visually impaired people. are some of the elements used for Others, access to information on museums and recreational sites.

With these tools in mind, and with the idea of ​​making the nation’s art, flora, fauna and cultural heritage accessible to all, the Metropolitan Institute of Technology, UTEM, through its Center for Tactile Mapping (Cecat), is working with various museums, national Universal design in parks, city sites.

There are spaces with information panels for the blind and neurodiverse in Santiago’s Palace of Cucinho, ViΓ±a del Mar’s Artequin, and several national parks in the metropolitan area.

“Summer Circus”

Featuring bouncy beds, ziplines, trapeze and balance games for little ones, this summer circus will be held Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8:30pm and Sunday from 11am at Mall Parque Arauco It would be held. ~ 8:00 p.m.

The adventure is completely free for boys and girls up to 12 years old and will remain available until February 5th. It is important to note that the shopping center is constantly monitored by monitors who are always available to guide and assist visitors.

Additionally, the Rosary Sector has an area with modular inclusive games for boys and girls of all ages. Both are free to access and open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8:30pm. Sunday from 11am to 8pm.

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Chuck E. Cheese has free admission year-round. It is one of the vacation options where children can play, eat and be safe with an entry and exit system (kid check) accompanied by a responsible adult. A fun summer experience.

The options open up options to keep kids of all ages entertained in the same place, from the most technical games and simulators, to a maze of tube and mechanical entertainment, to the latest interactive dance floors for the little ones. , all facilities are air-conditioned and all-you-can-drink, so you can enjoy a refreshing summer.

Cirque du Soray

The world-famous Cirque du Soleil show “Bazaar” premiered at Espacio Riesco. A triumphant return stipulated in 2020 that could not be realized due to the pandemic.

The show is held in a tent, with a mad scientist inventing a circus show and acrobats, jugglers, dancers and musicians parading across the stage.

Cirque du Soleil presents more than 30 performances on February 19th. Schedules and tickets are available at Puntoticket.

Carnival with the power of the sun

This Andean tradition takes place in the streets of Arica from February 3 to 5, considered Chile’s biggest carnival.

Dances, typical costumes and colors are used as part of the event, where cultures of Peruvian, Bolivian, Chilean, Aymara and African descent are celebrated.

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The Chinese Festival of Lights has returned to Chile and has been set up in Cerrios Parque Orione, where visitors can enjoy a beautiful, light-filled gigantic structure.

Panorama that can be enjoyed from Monday to Sunday until March 31st.

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Summer event with inflatable games, sports and plenty of water at Araucano de las Condes Park.

Summer Fun is available through January 31st, with over 2,800 m2 of outdoor family-friendly activities.



Source: Biobiochile

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