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I find it funny that the study lumps children ages 2 to 14 together.  
There's certainly a lot of differences between a 2 year old and a 14  
year old. I'd prefer to see a breakdown by age, because otherwise the  
statistical variation is far to great.

On Jan 20, 2008, at 11:25 AM, Steve Cavrak wrote:

> THE COUNT
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> Child’s Play, From Clicks to Downloads
> By PHYLLIS KORKKI
> Published: January 20, 2008
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/business/20count.html
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> To all those traditional developmental stages in a child’s life,  
> like learning to walk, talk and read, we can now add technological  
> milestones like using a mouse, downloading music and surfing the  
> Internet.
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> This becomes clear from a new report by the NPD Group, a market  
> research firm, that measures the amount of digital content that  
> children consume for their entertainment each month. The ages  
> covered are 2 to 14. These days, somewhere between talking and  
> reading, many tiny toddlers are hoisting themselves up to a screen  
> and making their first fumbling moves toward technological mastery.
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> According to an NPD survey of mothers, the most popular digital  
> activity for children in this age group is playing games, followed  
> by listening to music (reading not essential for either).
>
> We await a more detailed report on how these activities have  
> affected the popularity of bedtime stories, playing with trucks and  
> swinging on a swing set.