When it comes to their kids and e-reading, parents are prepared to spend this holiday season, an upcoming study has found.
Nearly 40% of parents with children aged 2-to-13 who read ebooks plan to purchase a new e-reading device for their children this holiday season, according to the study from New York-based children’s research firm PlayScience and Digital Book World. The study will be released in full exclusively at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo in New York on Jan. 16.
Among devices parents are most likely to buy for their children, Amazon’s Kindle Fire leads the way, with 28% of those who intend to purchase saying they plan to buy that device. Next is the iPad Mini, with 21%, followed by the iPad, with 18%. E-readers will be much less popular holiday items for e-reading children this year, with only 11% of parents planning on buying a Kindle e-reader and 7% a Nook e-reader (see chart) ...
71% des jeunes enfants qui ont une tablette tactile à la maison l'utilisent sans problème. L'Observatoire Orange-Terrafemina sur les révolutions numériques montre la pénétration croissante de la tablette type iPad dans la vie familiale.
Through extensive observational research, I’ve discovered what works and doesn’t work for my daughter, so I’m going to shamelessly generalize my findings to all children and propose four essential guidelines for developers who work on iPad apps for...
Kids educational and entertainment app maker Night & Day Studios is taking an unconventional path to growth. The startup isn't announcing a round of venture funding, but rather a partnership with enterprise mobile software company ScrollMotion.
Does learning to read on e-readers and tablets make for smarter children?
Reading is undergoing yet another transformation as learning transitions from printed material to digital. Children, even at very young ages, are increasingly consuming content on smartphones, tablets and e-readers, so much so that researchers are trying to determine the impact the trend is having on literacy, reading habits and overall learning.
The idea is no longer a theoretical debate; kids are facile with smartphone games and activities as this clip of a one-year-old demonstrates. In everyday life, as in the video, kids naturally "swipe" and "pinch" interactive tablet screens, skills which render navigating a glossy magazine, for example, difficult and uninteresting.
What is the effect of tablets and e-readers on learning -- are they a harbinger for greater educational experiences, or do they curtail vocabulary and spelling, limit emotional response and basically undermine ...