Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Nick Jr. UK Research Uncovers Average Length Of Time Before A Child Says "I'm Bored" During The Summer Holidays

PARENTS beware – the average child will utter their first "I’m bored" just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays, according to the latest research from Nickelodeon UK & Ireland!

Parents can expect to hear their first ‘I’m bored’ of the summer holidays after just ten days. Photo: Getty Images.

Researchers who carried out a detailed study found while the majority of the nation’s school children are longing for the six-week break to begin, they will soon “run out of things to do”.

Parents can then expect to hear the dreaded moan up to four times every day.

It also emerged more than half of parents reckon their children will start to look forward to going back to start a new school year around halfway through their time off.

Furthermore, the Nickelodeon study also revealed the most popular replies for long-suffering mums and dads, with: “But you’ve got loads of toys’ coming top. “If you’re so bored you can always help with the chores”, “Go and amuse yourself”, and “When I was your age I had a lot less, and I managed”, are also favourites:

Most Popular Things Parents Tell Bored Kids In Holidays
But you’ve got loads of toys
If you’re so bored you can always help with the chores!
Go and amuse yourself
When I was your age I had a lot less and I managed
Tidy your room
You don’t know how lucky you are
Can’t you go and see your friends?
We’ll go and see your grandparents, then?

Overall, seven in ten parents said they find it difficult to keep their kids entertained through the school summer break.

The research was carried out by Nick Jr. UK & Ireland, Nickelodeon's top-performing preschool channel, to highlight the channel's summer Make It And Bake It campaign, which encourages kids to bake cakes and treats, the best of which will be shown on the channel’s most popular shows. Winners will also receive a smashing Nick Jr. goody bag (containing: 1 x PAW Patrol plush, 1 x PAW Patrol pup mask, 1 x PAW Patrol Ryder’s Pup Pad, 1 x PAW Patrol Rescue Racers, 1 x PAW Patrol Pup 2 Hero Playset, 1 x Blaze and the Monster Machines Monster Dome Playset, 1 x Blaze and the Monster Machines Die Cast, 1 x Shimmer & Shine Talking Doll).

Virginia Monaghan, Vice President (VP) Creative, Marketing and Communications, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland, who commissioned the study for Nick Jr., said: “The school summer holidays can seem endless and full of possibilities when you are younger.

“In reality, staying entertained for such a stretch of time can be a challenge and parents will need to get their thinking caps on for activities if they are to keep their kids busy through the seven-week break.”

The national survey, by OnePoll.com, also uncovered the top 50 ways to keep your kids entertained in the summer months.

Family days out came out as the number one distraction for restless youngsters, followed by watching TV as a family, and a visit to the cinema together.

In addition to Nick Jr.'s Make It And Bake It competition, Nickelodeon recently launched Infinity Islands, a brand-new gaming world filled with games based on fan-favourite Nickelodeon shows and stars. Nick will be adding more new games, which are sure to keep kids occupied, during the summer holidays.

More Nick: PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" To Tour The UK & Ireland During Summer 2017!

Original source: The Sun.
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