Kids Prefer Tech Over Toys
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on December 23, 2013 @ 11:41PM
Created on December 23, 2013 @ 8:49PM
All of the nice kids are asking Santa for a long list of presents this year.
Kids' wish lists range from simple to absurd. Robbie Peterson and his brother Tyler both want Legos for Christmas. Curtis Quarrick wants a blue motorcycle.
Christmas used to be all about toys, but this year parents might be skipping the toy stores and heading straight to the electronics department.
In a recent survey of 1,000 parents, over half said they would get their kids some kind of technology this Christmas. Two-thirds are giving their children a tablet or smartphone.
Kerri Wilkinson of Harrison County said her eight-year-old asked for a computer with a removable keyboard this year.
Kid's interest in regular toys seems to be getting lower and lower at much younger ages. Six-year-old Cohen Stewart said all he wants this year is an Xbox.
Toy stores are struggling to make familiar, physical toys exciting to a generation that has known touch-screens since they were born. Many are offering tech gifts right alongside traditional toys, because that's what the kids are asking for.
Judy Gilbert said her six-year-old daughter wants a computer and an iPod. Laci Quarrick, 9, is asking for an iPad mini.
Because of technology, there is no must-have toy of 2013, but it sounds like Santa still has his work cut out for him.
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