Find out more about how the youngest children in the UK behave, what they are into and how their skills develop. By the time that children reach the age of 5, many attitudes and behaviour patterns are already established. The CHILDWISE MONITOR Pre-School Report looks at media use and wider experience among pre-school children, as told to us by their parents.
Tablet and computer use is the biggest area of growth this year
TV remains an important medium for this age group, with under 5s spending more than 2 hours a day on average watching
Using on demand services to watch TV is now a mainstream activity for them
One in three use a mobile phone, and a similar number use apps
One in five access the Internet, with half of users going online more than once a week
A third enjoy comics and magazines
Fewer than one in ten receive pocket money
Most take part in organised activities of some kind, such as swimming
The CHILDWISE MONITOR Pre-School Report is based on research with 200 mums of under 5 year olds across the UK.