What children and parents really want for Christmas

New research says families prefer quieter, more traditional toys

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With the Christmas countdown on, it’s good to know that traditional toys are high on your little ones’ wish list.

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According to IKEA, children are hoping to find traditional toys in their stockings this year and to spend more quality time with their parents.

Of the 2,000 parents and children polled 44% of 8-year-olds said they preferred arts and crafts to computer games. 

Parents supported this response with 79% saying creative play is important for their child’s development.

But it’s not all aboutcapturing a child’s imagination when it comes to toys, as new research shows parents are also cautious about noisy toys as well.

According to a recent poll by ASDA, 72% of parents find kids playing with noisy toys one of the biggest stress triggers on Christmas Day.

It takes just seven minutes for a noisy toy to irate parents, with the siren sound rated the most annoying toy noise.

If you’re looking to avoid toys that don’t eat batteries or cause parental headaches check out our round-up of  7 of the best Slow Toys.

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