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.

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