NO SHIITAKE: Kids Would Rather Climb Trees Than Play with Expensive Gadget

Published on October 18, 2013

As parents across the country ponder what to do with their children this October half-term, the results of a new study could come as a welcome relief.

Instead of playing with for expensive toys or gadgets, many children would be much happier indulging in simpler pursuits such as baking, finger painting or carving a Halloween pumpkin.

Many of the activities make up a seasonal list put together by shoemakers Clarks, which commissioned the research.

Alison Sudbury, spokesman for the shoe retailers told The Express: ‘You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive days out to keep the children entertained this autumn and winter.

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‘Our list shows that it’s the easy and traditional activities that children love to do the most.’

Clarks have compiled a list entitled 100 Things To Do Before You’re Ten, the first part of which was released in the summer.

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