Parents are turning to electronic devices to read their children bedtime stories, it was claimed yesterday.
Children's charity BookTrust said time-poor parents are increasingly relying on mobile phone apps and electronic home assistants – 'smart' speakers that respond to human voices – to carry out the task.
Survey - Parents - Children - Years - Half
Its survey of parents with children under ten years old found that, while almost half aim to read their youngsters a story every night, only a third do so.
Just over 31 per cent said work or commuting stops them getting home in time, while 20 per cent are simply 'too busy'.
Quarter - Assistants
And just over a quarter said they had tried to use virtual assistants –...