Okay, let's take a step back.
Do kids say - "i want to see a magician" when asked what sort of show they would enjoy that weekend?
Given a choice between a clown, a magicain, a movie, a trip to the library - do they choose the magician option?
IMHO the developmental psychology studies are wonderful and some use what could be deemed "magic tricks" as part of the experimental procedure. The one where a young child sees what looks like a toy car race behind a fence that has a gap (where they can see no car go by) is a good example.
Okay back to congratulating folks for being only a generation behind the research and noticing the word 'magician' in stuff they see online.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time