Just in time for the Christmas shopping crunch!
For those of you who have run out of gift ideas, and money, the results of new research finds the toys that inspire play don't come with computer chips or big price tags!
The University of North Carolina public health researchers are not toy experts but they study what motivates kids to play.
The latest research involving preschools included a playground analysis. Among the findings, it isn't the expensive equipment that counts.
The study found children who attended centers with plenty of the simple toys, played harder and longer, an average of an hour and twenty minutes more a week.
Findings researchers hope will inspire parents to get out and play. A gift that also helps fight obesity
And you can't beat the price!