The tech-savvy toddlers have been coined ‘iTods’, with 61 per cent of three-year-olds and 38 per cent of two-year-olds playing and learning on iPads.
OnePoll surveyed 1,000 parents who had children aged between two and six, and found four per cent of two-year-olds have their own tablet, which doubles to eight per cent for three-year-olds.
The majority of two-year-olds who use a tablet spend one hour a week on it rising to one hour a day for three-year-olds.
Can it really be true that a whopping 61% of three-year-olds today are using iPads? Well, possibly… or more realistically we could say that 61% of parents who are tech-savvy enough to be part of a Bad PR regular OnePoll’s polling community will tick boxes to say their children use iPads when presented with a quick and relatively-low-importance question in a survey. Which isn’t precisely the same thing, but does make for an equally good opportunity to talk about the company who paid for this poll:
The survey, conducted on behalf of the children’s app range Justin’s World, found 66 per cent of children aged between four and six use a tablet.
I’m glad we have such research heavyweights as the maker of an app aimed at children to help us discover that apps are a really great way for children to learn.