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Conceptualising digital play: The role of tablet technologies in the development of imaginative play of young children.

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Dr Irina Verenikina and A/Prof Lisa Kervin, in collaboration with A/Prof Colette Murphy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Digital mobile technologies such as tablets mark a turning point in leisure activities for young children yet the influences of these technologies on children's development are not understood. The findings from this study will provide a foundation for the use of digital mobile technologies to enrich children's development through play.

Last reviewed: 13 September, 2016