Children still delight in playground games: Two-year research project shows youngsters incorporate computer games and TV shows into breaktime activities

Deprived of Facebook and Wiis and shunted out into the bright light and fresh air of the playground, today’s children do not, it seems, stare morosely at the concrete or send texts until the bell is rung.According to research, children’s play in the 21st century (pdf) is in rude, inventive and occasionally perplexing health.Traditional games such as tag and the evergreen – and often scatological – Ipi-dipi-dation are still popular but children are also incorporating cultural figures including Beyoncé and Simon Cowell into their play. download the report and read the abstract, see:

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