The death of the bedtime story continues

The death of the bedtime story continues bedtime-reading-280

Reading to our children has vbeen reported to be decreasing in our generation and particularly reading at bedtime. New research has backed this theory as it shows only 4% of parents read a bedtime story to their children every night.

The research by Storytelling charity, Settle Stories asked 2,082 adults (with children 4-10 years old) how often they read their children a bedtime story.

The research has shown that only 61% stated they thought reading a story to their child every night was not very important. A total of 41% of parents stated that they never read to their children. When asked why, 69% stated that they didn't have the time.

Tell us your views on declining bedtime reading, do you think in this day and age it's not as important as it used to be? Or do you think our little ones are missing out? Tell us what you think in our forum or via Facebook or Twitter below.

 

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