But handheld games consoles are still the most popular electronic devices.
A new report from The NPD Group says 13 per cent of kids aged four-14 now use tablets, compared to just three per cent in 2011, giving the devices the highest usage increase of all electronic devices.
Meanwhile, fixed and portable video games consoles, and digital video cameras also experienced the highest increases. The portable consoles are the most owned devices for the kids, with the average child receiving their first one aged six.
The average household has an average of ten different gadgets, and children are using around five of them, demonstrating how they're becoming ever more tech-savvy.
Russ Crupnick, senior VP, industry analysis, The NPD Group, said: "Kids are using tablets to game, watch movies and TV shows, read books and listen to music-even occasionally for taking pictures - so they have embraced the utility of these devices quite rapidly.
"Older kids also use the tablets for social media and communication, which squarely places these devices at the center for discovery and evangelism of new services and applications, as well as for brands and entertainment of all sorts."
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