Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Parents Hog Kids’ Toys

HERTFORDSHIRE, England (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Kids aren’t the only ones who get a kick out of toys – parents do too.

According to a study by the Early Learning Centre, the average parent spends more than a month of their life playing with their children’s toys – by themselves.

Moms and dads mess with dolls, cars, and action figures for at least 22 minutes a day, mainly out of boredom.

As a result, 28 percent of toys are bought for the benefit of parents, not their kids.

About 50 percent of parents enjoy playing with LEGOs, while 47 percent opt for games and puzzles.

One in 10 parents have argued with their kids because they hogged the toys, while 25 percent of parents grumble if their child forces them to play with a toy they don’t like.

A whopping 14 percent of parents admit to buying a toy, playing with it, and then wrapping it up and giving it as a present.

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