Children Prefer Play with Parents over TV & Internet

Contributed by Andrea Bossenmeyer

Have you heard of Playreport? It's a new global research project on children and play. Ikea wants the world to play more so they sponsored and international survey of over 11,000 interviews in 25 countries.

The most notable discovery was that 9 out of 10 children would PREFER TO PLAY WITH PARENTS AND FRIENDS, rather than TV or Internet. The sad thing in the report was that parents reported they were too busy, too stressed or had forgotten how to play. Watch the video below for a summary of the report discoveries.

Download the report.

Want an easy way to encourage play at recess? Bring 100 game designs to your blacktop and grass areas. Research shows children will choose to play and be active!