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75pc of Brit Children Have Never Rolled Marbles, or Played Hopscotch

by Tanya Thomas on August 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM
 75pc of Brit Children Have Never Rolled Marbles, or Played Hopscotch

Nowadays, kids are more often seen with a joystick in their hands than marbles or a hopscotch pebble.

And a new UK study reveals that 75 percent of children have never even played hopscotch.


Almost 40 per cent say they have no interest in playing conkers, while 93 per cent say they will never play marbles (half have never heard of the game), 75 per cent have never played "tag" and 87 per cent have never heard of or played ring-a-ring o'roses.

Now, Nintendo Wii or a Nintendo DS is a favourite 'toy' and the only 'running around' game with enduring appeal appears to be football.

The only traditional games they do seem to like are handstands, hide and seek and obviously, kiss chase.

"High-tech gadgets are overtaking traditional pastimes. But it's encouraging to see that games like hide and seek and -football are still popular," The Daily Express quoted Kelly Scorah of washing powder manufacturers Persil, which conducted the poll, as saying.

Source: ANI
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