Story time was a staple in my household growing up. I remember each day I’d read various books with either Mum or Dad and have such fond memories of doing so.
Today, research from Chessington World of Adventures Resorts has revealed that many parents are closing the book on story time.
The study of 2,000 parents shows that the reason for doing this is ‘stage fright’ and ‘nerves.’ With over a third of parents (36%) admitting to feeling nervous or self-conscious about reading stories to their children, story time is falling off the agenda for many parents!
One in seven (14%) parents have sacked off story time from the daily routine altogether.
Whatever the reason for this, it’s
The research also found over half of children (55%) find story time more exciting when parents get into character, using different voices and even costumes. (Finally, an excuse to wear that adult Gruffalo costume!)
It’s an interesting piece of research, and certainly uncovers a disturbing truth about the UK in 2019, but we’d like to know whether it’s true for Dadsnet readers. So, do you fall into the 14% of parents who don’t read to their children? Or are you like me, and read with your children every single day?