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Parental Reports on Touch Screen Use in Early Childhood.

Cristia A, Seidl A - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: A brief online questionnaire queried over 450 French parents of infants between the ages of 5 and 40 months on their young child's use of touch-screen technology.Parents estimated frequency of use, and further completed several checklists.Additionally, these parental reports point to clear developmental trends for certain types of interactive gestures.

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Affiliation: Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (ENS, EHESS, CNRS), Département d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, Paris, France.

ABSTRACT
Touch screens are increasingly prevalent, and anecdotal evidence suggests that young children are very drawn towards them. Yet there is little data regarding how young children use them. A brief online questionnaire queried over 450 French parents of infants between the ages of 5 and 40 months on their young child's use of touch-screen technology. Parents estimated frequency of use, and further completed several checklists. Results suggest that, among respondent families, the use of touch screens is widespread in early childhood, meaning that most children have some exposure to touch screens. Among child users, certain activities are more frequently reported to be liked than others, findings that we discuss in light of current concern for children's employment of time and the cognitive effects of passive media exposure. Additionally, these parental reports point to clear developmental trends for certain types of interactive gestures. These results contribute to the investigation of touch screen use on early development and suggest a number of considerations that should help improve the design of applications geared towards toddlers, particularly for scientific purposes.

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Gestures displayed during interaction with a touch screen by age decile.Caregivers’ report of whether their child displayed an interactive gesture (red) or not (white), grouping children in ten equally-sized age groups. The limits of some of the age groups (in year;month) are given in the x-axis (see Fig 2 for full list).
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pone.0128338.g004: Gestures displayed during interaction with a touch screen by age decile.Caregivers’ report of whether their child displayed an interactive gesture (red) or not (white), grouping children in ten equally-sized age groups. The limits of some of the age groups (in year;month) are given in the x-axis (see Fig 2 for full list).

Mentions: However, as explained above, it is likely that the presence of certain gestures, particularly pinch and spread, depends on the child’s age. In fact, inspection of the distribution of responses for each gesture and age decile (Fig 4) suggested important changes with age.


Parental Reports on Touch Screen Use in Early Childhood.

Cristia A, Seidl A - PLoS ONE (2015)

Gestures displayed during interaction with a touch screen by age decile.Caregivers’ report of whether their child displayed an interactive gesture (red) or not (white), grouping children in ten equally-sized age groups. The limits of some of the age groups (in year;month) are given in the x-axis (see Fig 2 for full list).
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pone.0128338.g004: Gestures displayed during interaction with a touch screen by age decile.Caregivers’ report of whether their child displayed an interactive gesture (red) or not (white), grouping children in ten equally-sized age groups. The limits of some of the age groups (in year;month) are given in the x-axis (see Fig 2 for full list).
Mentions: However, as explained above, it is likely that the presence of certain gestures, particularly pinch and spread, depends on the child’s age. In fact, inspection of the distribution of responses for each gesture and age decile (Fig 4) suggested important changes with age.

Bottom Line: A brief online questionnaire queried over 450 French parents of infants between the ages of 5 and 40 months on their young child's use of touch-screen technology.Parents estimated frequency of use, and further completed several checklists.Additionally, these parental reports point to clear developmental trends for certain types of interactive gestures.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (ENS, EHESS, CNRS), Département d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, Paris, France.

ABSTRACT
Touch screens are increasingly prevalent, and anecdotal evidence suggests that young children are very drawn towards them. Yet there is little data regarding how young children use them. A brief online questionnaire queried over 450 French parents of infants between the ages of 5 and 40 months on their young child's use of touch-screen technology. Parents estimated frequency of use, and further completed several checklists. Results suggest that, among respondent families, the use of touch screens is widespread in early childhood, meaning that most children have some exposure to touch screens. Among child users, certain activities are more frequently reported to be liked than others, findings that we discuss in light of current concern for children's employment of time and the cognitive effects of passive media exposure. Additionally, these parental reports point to clear developmental trends for certain types of interactive gestures. These results contribute to the investigation of touch screen use on early development and suggest a number of considerations that should help improve the design of applications geared towards toddlers, particularly for scientific purposes.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus