“A global study on play asked children aged
7-12 a series of paired-choice questions in
an attempt to figure out what they would
rather do – watch TV or play with their
friends or parents.
The results were overwhelming; nine out of
ten children preferred playing socially. While
playing with friends did beat playing with
parents in most cases (89% preferred
friends), nearly three-quarters of kids
agreed that they preferred playing with their
parents over watching TV. While data like
this may come as a pleasant surprise to
adults who worry that kids today prefer
screen entertainment over more active types
of play, Dr. Barbie Clarke, co-author of the
report, was not surprised by the results.”
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Do you play with your children? How often do you play with your kids? Ask your children if they enjoy playing with you. You might be surprised!