Behind the Headline: Could Kid-Friendly Tablets Be a Bright Spot for Retailers?

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Could Kid-Friendly Tablets Be a Bright Spot for Retailers
11/16/13 | Washington Post

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Toddlers and Tablets
Winter 2013| Education Next

Manufacturers have been hoping that kid-friendly tablet computers will gain market share, but many families seem to prefer full-scale tablets for their kids. According to a study by Common Sense Media, 40% of families with children younger than 8 own tablets, and 38% of 2-year-olds have used mobile devices.

An article in Ed Next looks at how and why technology firms are creating more innovative educational apps for younger kids than for older kids. In areas like executive function, creativity, number sense, and phonemic awareness, developers are tapping into learning science to make new kinds of apps.

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