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Reports: 2 in 5 kids use gadgets before speaking

Monday, October 28, 2013
In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 file photo, Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 file photo, Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

If you've ever had a hard time figuring out your new smartphone or tablet, check this out.

A new report finds that nearly 2 in 5 children have used a mobile device before they could even speak a full sentence.

A study by Common Sense Media finds that 38 percent of children under the age of two have used a smartphone or tablet for playing games, watching videos, and other uses.

That's up from just 10 percent in 2011. And by the time kids turn 8 that number jumps to 72 percent.

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