CoventryLive readers have reacted strongly to news that more than a quarter of parents rely on Alexa and other such devices to read their children a bedtime story. Research carried out by charity BookTrust revealed that only 28 percent of parents find the time to tell their children a story every evening. But more shockingly, 26 percent of parents have turned to home assistants such as Alexa and Google Home to replace the traditional story routine – and more than half use either a phone or tablet device instead of a storybook. A poll on CoventryLive’s Facebook page saw a wider gap between the two options, with just 12 percent of our readers voting in favour of relying on the likes of Alexa to tell a tale. And along with the votes, our readers took to the comments section to give their thoughts, and you can check out the best of these below. CoventryLive readers react to bedtime story debate Emma Dudley said: “I love making up the characters voices. Love reading to my grandaughter when I get chance.” Jayne Locke said: “Nothing beats cuddling my granddaughter whilst sharing a story from a book. She likes to turn the pages,… Read full this story
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