Professor Lydia Plowman comments on children's Christmas presents, free play and play value

  • Lydia Plowman

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Prof. Lydia Plowman says children’s toys without rules encourage imaginative play.

Period21 Dec 2015 → 26 Dec 2015

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleToys ditched by lunchtime
    Media name/outletEdinburgh Evening News
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    PersonsLydia Plowman
  • TitleOver a third of Xmas presents aren’t played with
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Scotsman
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionMore than a third of Christmas presents given to kids are never played with after December 25 - with most youngsters bored of their toys by 12.23pm on the big day.
    PersonsLydia Plowman
  • TitleA THIRD of children's Christmas presents won't be played with after December 25
    Media name/outletDaily Mail Online
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Producer/AuthorAimee Brannen
    PersonsLydia Plowman
  • TitleOne THIRD of Christmas presents NEVER used after Christmas Day
    Media name/outletExpress
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Producer/AuthorFelicity Thistlethwaite
    PersonsLydia Plowman
  • TitleKids bored before lunch at Christmas
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    PersonsLydia Plowman


  • toys
  • children
  • play
  • parents