Trending: Google Cloud product leader arrested on suspicion of murder after wife goes missing in Hawaii

kindle-matchbook1The shift to electronic books is clearly apparent with kids, as a new study shows that 67 percent of U.S. children are now reading e-books.

PlayCollective and Digital Book World surveyed 900 kids aged 2-to-13 and found two-thirds of children using e-books, up from 54 percent last year.

Of those 67 percent who are reading electronically, 92 percent are reading at least once per week. Another interesting takeaway is an analysis of which age group is using e-readers everyday most frequently:

ereader2014
This graph shows how many children are using e-readers at least once per day, based on age group. Via Digital Book World.

Based on those numbers, it’s the youngest group — ages 2-to-5 — that is using e-readers the most. However, the older children saw bigger spikes from 2012 — nearly double the growth seen in the 2-to-5 age range.

The study noted e-reading in education as one reason for the growing adoption rates, with more and more schools offering tablets in the classroom.

You can check out the full study here, though it’ll cost you $295.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to GeekWire's free newsletters to catch every headline

Comments

Job Listings on GeekWork

Find more jobs on GeekWork. Employers, post a job here.