When parents were asked in a recent survey* about the most persuasive technique their child uses to get the toy he/she wants for Christmas, the top response was when the child asks repeatedly for something.
DID YOU HEAR THAT, KIDS? Keep asking Mom and Dad for that toy over and over and over again, because IT REALLY WORKS!
Earlier this week, I conducted a survey of my own, asking blog readers where they were hiding their children’s presents this year. There were some pretty creative responses, including: inside the Christmas tree box, outside in the travel trailer and some parents were even keeping the presents in a locked closet.
Where are you hiding your child’s Christmas presents this year?
Kids are willing to do almost anything to get what’s on their Wish List. According to Walmart’s Talking Holiday Toys Survey, 68 percent of kids said they would clean their rooms daily for a year, while 84 percent would work hard and give up playtime. However, only 23% of kids would eat spinach for a year to get their holiday toys.
Other fun facts from the survey:
- Even though most children think being Naughty or Nice all year will determine the amount of presents they receive, 78% of parents plan to buy the same amount of toys regardless of their child’s behavior!
- Parents and Kids disagree when it comes to Wish List toys. Parents are looking for educational toys, while Kids most wanted lists include dolls and action figures.
- The second most effective way for kids to get what they want (Remember 1st place is to nag your parents, kids!) is to ASK SANTA. Write a letter or sit down in Santa’s lap and tell him face to face.
So as you wrap up (pun intended) your holiday shopping this season, don’t forget to check out the toy selection at Walmart. Walmart has hundreds of toys on rollback prices in stores and online at Walmart.com. Thousands of toys are eligible for free shipping to home on qualifying toy purchases of $45 or more, or free shipping to any Walmart store across the US.
The “Walmart Talking Holiday Toys Survey” was conducted by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications utilizing GfK’s KnowledgePanel. The survey polled 1,009 children between the ages of 3 –11 and each child’s parent in September 2012.