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From eSchool News:

Fifty-two percent of children ages 5-8 use smart phones, video iPods, iPads, or similar devices, and four in 10 2- to 4-year-olds use the same devices, according to a new national study on young children’s use of media.

Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America” documents young children’s use of new digital mediadevices such as iPads or other tablet devices and mobile apps, along with older media platforms such as television, computers, and books.

Despite the proliferation of new technologies and platforms, television continues to dominate children’s media use. Among all children up to age 8, an average of one hour and 40 minutes is spent watching television or DVDs in a typical day, compared to 29 minutes reading or being read to, 29 minutes listening to music, 17 minutes using a computer, 14 minutes using a console or handheld video game player, and 5 minutes using a cell phone, video iPod, iPad, or similar device.

Much more in the article.  Thanks to Michael von Glahn for the link.


  1. Thanks for the link. Although we often see young children holding an iPod or even playing on a tablet device, we usually would not realize that more and more children are also adapting to the trending change in technology. This is also something to consider since if we want the children to read more books or learn more things, we also must find ways to adapt to these media platform and reach the children through ebooks and educational online platforms.

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