Does your child spend too much time on tablets or smartphones? The application “Coco” from the start-up Dynseo has been developed with the aim of helping him get off the hook. Every 15 minutes it offers a “sports break” so that your child takes his eyes off the screen and moves.
We know that children spend too much time in front of a screen. According to the Education and Information Media Liaison Center, toddlers spend an average of four hours a day in front of television, a smartphone or a tablet, while health advice suggests a maximum of twenty minutes a day.
According to specialists, leaving children in front of a screen for too long can lead to motor and cognitive delays, language and attention disorders, hyperactivity and in some cases even aggression. It also means they have to get used to a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to obesity and the risk of disease, especially cardiovascular disease.
Faced with this observation, the Coco application, intended for 5-10 year olds, offers children the opportunity to learn to use fencing in a reasoned way.
A “sports holiday”
“The screen should not be demonized, as it remains a great tool for children to explore and play. However, it should be used better so as not to harm the health of the little ones”explains Justine, the co-founder of Dynseo, a company that specializes in developing brain training applications, especially for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
To do this, the start-up has created the “sports break with Coco” that takes place after 15 minutes of using the application, which is a child’s concentration time. “They then dance, move, mime, etc. to ventilate the brain”, the company says. For greater control, parents have the option to select the sports activities offered by the application.
The exercises have been designed to make the “sports break with Coco” accessible to everyone “by speech therapists, neuropsychologists and occupational therapists with the aim of being accessible to all children, including people with disabilities (autism, DYS disorders, etc.)”†
The goal is to let children work on strength, mobility, balance, but also their muscle tone, while blowing off steam.
For parents who want to put this application in the hands of children, a subscription of 4.99 euros for one month, 14.99 euros for three months and 39.99 euros for 1 year must be provided.
(ETX Daily Up)