By Aleksandra Vayntraub // SWNS
NEWS COPY with VIDEO + INFOGRAPHICS
Kids today know “Rolling in the Deep”, but not The Rolling Stones.
A recent survey of 2,000 parents of children aged 3 to 12 found that children aged 6 to 12 were more likely to identify Adele’s famous hit than the iconic rock and roll band (41 % versus 28%).
But what do pop culture parents know about kids? While two in five were aware of the films “Frozen” (43%) and “Moana” (42%) as well as the viral phenomenon “Baby Shark” (40%), only 29% were aware of the television series “Steven Universe”. .”
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Kahoot!, the survey not only shows that parents and their children have a lot to learn about each other’s interests, but that it could be an effective way to bring families together. According to 63% of adults, children tend to get excited when their parents show interest in something they like or show knowledge about it. And 61% of parents are eager to learn more about their children’s hobbies or interests.
Six in 10 (63%) are teaching their children to enjoy the same hobbies they did when they were their age. These include playing a sport (59%), video games (58%), card games (56%) and trivia games (54%).
Parents expect their children to enjoy these hobbies by age 10.
Fifty-seven percent of music-loving parents teach their children to enjoy the same tunes they enjoyed in their youth. Among their playlist selections? Celine Dion (42%), followed by Whitney Houston (39%), Madonna (38%) and the Backstreet Boys (34%).
Organizing a multi-generational playlist can take some effort, however, as nearly half (47%) of parents can’t stand their kids’ favorite music.
Perhaps that’s why parents struggled to recognize ‘Fifth Harmony’, with only 24% identifying an image of the girl group that broke the record for most Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2018.
Among parents who believe their children can enjoy their hobbies, the vast majority (73%) consider it an important step in the growth of their young ones.
“Finding things to do for the whole family can be difficult, especially for parents with children of different ages, who often have different interests and hobbies,” said Sean D’Arcy, vice -president of Kahoot! at home and at school. “Game-based learning is a great way for parents and children to learn something new together while spending quality time as a family.”
Eight in 10 parents (82%) watch popular game shows with their children, including “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (39%) and “Wheel of Fortune” (37%). And 71% of these parents accompany their favorite shows with their children.
While children and parents may have different interests and backgrounds, friendly competition is something they seem to agree on. Many parents use it to spend quality time with their children, as well as to support their learning at home. Eighty-three percent of parents use quizzes to engage their children in more serious topics, such as historical events that happened when they were young (41%), music (39%), nature and animals (39%).
According to 79% of children, playing history, math or grammar games encourages them to ask more questions about these topics.
“Our results show that quality family screen time could play a key role in helping children make better content and media choices on their own, as 62% of parents observed that their children were inspired to consume better content,” D’Arcy added. “Furthermore, 55% said their children create content themselves as a result. Actively engaging with children, such as playing games together, can help them develop better screen time habits. .
GAME SHOWS PARENTS LOOK TOGETHER WITH THEIR CHILDREN
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” – 39%
“Wheel of Fortune” – 37%
“Family Quarrel” – 34%
“Agree or not agree” – 34%
“Are you smarter than a fifth grader?” – 33%
“The price is right” – 33%
“Danger!” – 29%
MUSIC PARENTS SHARE WITH THEIR CHILDREN
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