Kids with PC at home score higher on school readiness tests

In a study of 122 children aged 3 to 5, those exposed to a home or school computer either alone or with someone else three to four times a week scored higher on tests that gauge school readiness and cognitive development than non-users, said the study published in the journal Pediatrics. But researchers found no benefit to children having electronic or video games in the home.

In a study of 122 children aged 3 to 5, those exposed to a home or school computer either alone or with someone else three to four times a week scored higher on tests that gauge school readiness and cognitive development than non-users, said the study published in the journal Pediatrics. But researchers found no benefit to children having electronic or video games in the home. Of the 56% of children with computers at home, a majority had such games.