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Is time up for bedtime stories?

Is time up for bedtime stories?


Bedtime stories are slowly becoming a thing of the past and longer working hours are to blame, new research reveals.

A survey of 1,005 UK parents carried out by interiors e-tailer revealed that 64% of British mums and dads do not regularly read their children a bedtime story. Just one in 10 say they read to their children every night, while 6% confess to never having read their little one a bedtime story; 31% of parents say that longer working hours mean their child is often already asleep by the time they get home, while 17% say there isn’t enough time when they get in from work. Meanwhile, 24% say their children prefer to play on their iPads and other devices to wind down before bed, rather than reading.

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