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Table 4 Parent-child and child online and digital activities involved in last 3 months (N = 202)

From: Parenting approaches and digital technology use of preschool age children in a Chinese community

Parent-child online and digital activities N %
  Sharing pictures, figure or photos 176 87.1
  For entertainment 132 65.3
  Searching homework answers 126 62.4
  Searching for other information 122 60.4
  Family communication 119 58.9
  Searching for health related information 113 55.9
  For news 107 53.0
  For enquiries and questions 90 44.6
  Talking with friends 82 40.6
  Sending messages 75 37.1
  Seeking supplier and purchasing 70 34.7
  Getting friends 40 19.8
Child online and digital activities   
  For literacy 152 75.2
  Recognition of shape, sound or colors 145 71.8
  Completing school assignment 118 58.4
  Improving memory 118 58.4
  Story telling 116 57.4
  Improving eye-hand coordination 115 56.9
  For enjoyment and fun 113 55.9
  For calculations 111 55.0
  Improving reaction and response 111 55.0
  Improving fine motor coordination 107 53.0
  Improving attention span 102 50.5
  Drawing 99 49.0
  For sciences 74 36.6
  Social networking 36 17.8