PBS Kids Parents Survey: Tablets are the Top Choice for Children These Holidays

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A new PBS Kids survey looks at tablet use by children and how these fit into gift giving plans this holiday season; over 50% parents plan to make a technology purchase, even more than video game consoles. For them educational apps are also a top priority, as they believe “that educational apps will play an important role in children’s learning in the future”.

PBS Kids also offers 5 Useful Tips for Parents Choosing Apps: 1. Think about what your child is passionate about… 2. Distinguish what is truly educational… 3. Develop a media plan for your family: A balanced media diet includes setting limits… 4. Play together… 5. Avoid apps that try to sell: Select apps from trusted, reliable sources, and make sure that they are not trying to market to your child.

Read more about PBS Kids Parents Survey Finds More than Half Of Parents Plan Holiday Tech Purchases, With Tablets at the Top of Parent’s Lists from PBS.

 

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