Asa Zanatta from K5Learning.com writes–
Recent research demonstrates how early and how quickly young children are adopting technology. For example:
- Children age 8-18 spend 7 hours, 38 minutes per day using entertainment media. They multitask, so they pack 10 hours and 45 minutes worth of media content into those 7.5 hours. (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010)
- 1/4 of kids are going online daily by the age of three, while around 1/2 are doing so by age five (The Joan Ganz Cooney Centre at Sesame Workshop, 2011)
- Children under two spend twice as much time watching TV and videos as they do reading books (1 hour 54 minutes, vs 53 minutes) (Common Sense Media, 2011)
Asa continues, “We decided to summarize some of the ‘nuggets’ from a number of 2010/2011 research reports in a ‘prezi’ and I thought I’d share it with you.”
In case you’re interested, you can see the data at http://www.k5learning.com/blog/our-kids-are-using-more-digital-devices-longer-ever.
The nugget that caught me by surprise was — “More kids aged 2-5 can play a computer game than ride a bike.”