Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-Schoolers’ Use of Tablet Apps

The main aim of the study is to examine the potential that tablet apps have to foster play and creativity in pre-schoolers. Given that almost 40% of this age group have access to tablets in the home in the UK, it is important to examine how apps can be used to enhance innovation and learning.

The study will take place from January – July 2015. The findings of the study will be of interest to teachers, parents, the media industry and policy makers.

Research areas
Children & Technology
Research team

University of Sheffield - Jackie Marsh (PI) | University of Edinburgh - Lydia Plowman | CBeebies | Foundling Bird | Dubit | Monteney Primary School, Sheffield

Key contact
Professor Lydia Plowman

Economic and Social Research Council, grant reference: ES/M006409/1