A UK study in October 2012 by 400 English teachers and 2,000 parents with children aged two to 11 showed that more than one-in-six moms and dads admitted that they never read a bedtime story to their children. 30% said that they read no more than once a week. Children are spending 3 times as long in front of a screen as they do reading in their home. Parents reported that the average child spent 90 minutes watching television, 42 minutes playing games and almost half-an-hour on the internet each day.
Despite the study being conducted in the UK, I would guess that if this was done in the US, the results would be similar.
If you are looking to start a regular reading regimen with your child, add it into your child’s bedtime routine. Since bedtime is ahead, why not read a book about sleep! Check out these resources to read to your toddler are they head to la la land.
Here are 15 Books About Sleep To Read At Bedtime:
Study Source: Telegraph.co.uk
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