Study Reveals Parents See Room for Improvement for Educational Media

2/28/2014 6:00:00 PM

A national survey of parents of children ages 2-10 by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center finds that more than half of parents believe that learning from mobile devices falls short compared to other platforms. Other key findings of the Learning at Home study include:

* Two- to four-year-olds spend more time per day on educational media than any other age group: 1 hour 16 minutes for ages 2-4, 50 minutes for ages 5-7, and 42 minutes for ages 8-10.

* Television continues to dominate, according to parents, with children spending an average of 42 minutes a day with educational TV compared to 5 minutes with educational content on mobile devices and computers.

* Even among those who use educational content on each platform weekly, learning from mobile lags behind TV: 39 percent say their child has learned “a lot” about any subject from mobile compared to 52 percent for TV.

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