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Poll: Computer games rank behind 'make believe' as British kids' favorite pastime

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A recent study of British children's play habits shows that playing games on computers and consoles ranks second to more active play — or "make believe" play — as a favorite pastime.

The study, commissioned by U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury's and conducted by YouGov, lists "make believe" games as the most popular pastime by children age 8 to 15, according to a report from The Telegraph. Screen-based entertainment has surpassed other physical activities like bike riding, hopscotch and hide-and-seek.

More than 2,500 parents of children in the aforementioned age range were polled for the study.

According to the study, parents' perception of kids activity behaviors indicates that playing on the computer ranks higher than physical activities, but responses from children said the opposite.