Play in a digital age
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The rapid growth of digital technologies during the twenty-first century has provided young children with access to new contexts for play activities through such devices as electronic game consoles, digital toys, television, computers, smartphones, and iPads or other tablets. This recent upsurge in young children’s digital play has been fostered by the increasing portability, affordability and efficiency of digital devices (Flewitt et al., 2015). Additionally, rising numbers of young children have access to the internet and use applications (apps) on their devices (Jones and Park, 2015) (see also Chapter 1).