How children are using tablets (infographic)

Kid tech according to Apple - infographicIf you know a funny video about the 1-year old who tries to swipe the cover page of the print magazine, you won’t be surprised with figures included in an infographic prepared by the Florida-based creative agency MDG Advertising.

The only difference is that last October, when the video hit the Internet, the kid’s behavior was an exception – and that’s why it became so popular. The infographic shows that the exception becomes a standard.

49% of first-time mobile tech users are up to 5-year old. Not a surprise, if you compare that with another number from the infographic: more than 80% of best-selling apps in the Education category of the iTunes Store are targeted to children.

The agency put together this infographic to demonstrate how digital and mobile technology are gaining momentum with children. Tablets, especially iPads, are in focus:

It shows how Apple is infiltrating the lives of our children from the cradle to the classroom, as well as how these smart devices are having a real impact on literacy and learning levels, along with the benefits of these digital tools for special needs education.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Via Mashable.

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