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Should preschoolers be learning on iPads?




A young girl holds an Apple iPad on display at Regent Street's Apple store on May 28, 2010 in London, England.
A young girl holds an Apple iPad on display at Regent Street's Apple store on May 28, 2010 in London, England.
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Maybe it's not obvious from the number of kids playing with their parent's tablets and smart phones, but these kinds of devices have become every parents go-to object of choice when it comes to keeping kids entertained.

The early education arena is split over when its actually proper to introduce computers and digital devices to young children. Some preschools use laptops and tablets as a sales point to attract new parents, but, are iPad apps actually teaching children anything? 

KPCC's Deepa Fernandes wanted to get to the bottom of whether these apps can be educational, so she went to the source.