children: January 2011 Archives

275x250.jpgResearchers have discovered what parents have known for years - youngsters would rather watch TV or play computer games than go outside.

A study of 1,000 parents and 500 children found that most devote almost all their spare time to staring at screens rather than going outdoors.

Described as the 'Indoor Generation' it's said children actually spend twice as much leisure time indoors compared to being outside.

Asked what they enjoy doing most, children opted for going to the cinema, playing computer games and going online.

Bizarrely 70% of the parents quizzed said they thought the reason their kids stayed inside was bad weather… not that computer games are just much better now.

275x250.jpg The Royal Mail has released a set of stamps featuring cult TV shows including Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray.

Specially commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of puppeteer Gerry Anderson's work, the stamps are sure to be a hit with retro TV fans.

Other TV shows commemorated with the stamps include Joe 90, Fireball XL5 and Supercar, which first aired in 1961.

We are sure the stamps would also be popular with children… if only they had ever heard of Tunderbirds… and still knew what stamps were for.

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