The wish list for young children is getting a lot more high-tech.
For the first time ever, video and computer games have topped dolls as the most-wanted gift for girls, according to a new British study . Boys now prefer an Xbox, PlayStation console or iPod compared to tangible toys such as Legos or trucks.
Construction toys still rank second while dolls dropped to third. It’s the first time in 50 years that dolls were not the top item on the list for girls.
The shift in kids’ wish lists is not just one of preference but also of price. Gaming consoles cost much more than the average doll or toy truck, and they require a seemingly endless supply of games to keep their value.
Although kids are still into gaming, board games are becoming increasingly unpopular. Only 3 percent of children born in the last 20 years still enjoy playing board games, according to the study.
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