Five-year-olds who use technology more have higher literacy scores, study finds

According to Independent, five-year-olds in England who shun digital devices have lower literacy scores than children who use technology more regularly, a global study has found. 

Some screen time can have a positive effect on children’s working memory and literacy, according to a Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report.

The study, which compares children in England, the US and Estonia, has found that 39 per cent of five‑year-olds in this country use electronic devices daily.

The study also found that five-year-olds from disadvantaged homes in England had lower literacy and numeracy, self-regulation and social-emotional skills than children from advantaged homes.

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