Alexa, read my child a bedtime story! I'm far too busy: a quarter of parents say they have tried using electronic devices for the traditional task
- Time-poor parents rely more and more on electronic assistants
- Just over 31 percent say that work or commuting keeps them from being home on time
- Research among parents of children under the age of ten found a survey only every time they had read every night
Parents turn to electronic devices to read their children's stories at bedtime, it was claimed yesterday.
Charity for children BookTrust said that timeless parents are increasingly dependent on mobile phone apps and electronic assistants at home – & # 39; smart & # 39; speakers who respond to human voices – to perform the task.
The survey of parents with children under the age of ten showed that almost half strive to read a story every day, but only a third do so.
Children's charities BookTrust said that time-poor parents are increasingly dependent on mobile phone apps and electronic assistants – & # 39; smart & # 39; speakers (Amazon Alexa pictured) responding to human voices – to perform the task
Just over 31 percent say work or commuting keeps them from coming home on time, while 20 percent simply & # 39; too busy & # 39; is.
And just over a quarter said they had tried using virtual assistants, such as Alexa from Amazon, and other bedtime storytelling technology.
However, 83 percent of parents said they generally use printed books.
For parents who & # 39; read their child at night, technology is still part of that routine.
Just over a quarter said they had tried using virtual assistants, such as Alexa from Amazon, and other technology for bedtime stories
About 53 percent said they would choose to use pre-recorded stories using apps on smartphones and tablets, or on YouTube for video sharing.
BookTrust Director Gemma Malley said: & # 39; Exchanging books for technology can have drastic consequences.
& # 39; Ten minutes of reading a book together every day makes such a difference – it helps build children's language, resilience, self-confidence and imagination and is a great way for families to live & # 39;
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