10 Play The Project 3 April, 2022
As many as one in four Australian children are missing out on bedtime stories because of their time-poor parents, research has found.
While nearly three in four parents believe the night time ritual offers an important bonding experience and helps them connect, a quarter of Aussie kids are only read to once a week – or not at all, according to the Oxford Children’s Language Australia study.
Three out of four parents in the 1000-strong survey said they struggled to find time to read with their primary school-aged kids.
More than half also said they were nervous about reading to their child because of their own reading abilities.