Bedtime stories confuse parents

ONE in 10 parents struggles to understand the bedtime stories they read to their children, a survey suggested today.

Many skip passages they cannot read or make up words to get to the end of the sentence, the poll for adult learning organisation Learndirect found.

The Sun Online – News: Bedtime stories confuse parents

Not me I thought, until I kept on stumbling over words in Treasure Island last night.

It’s not that I don’t understand the words – which is a good thing as we encourage our children to ask when they don’t understand – it’s just the way they’re put together that kept on tripping me up.

Luckily it doesn’t spoil our enjoyment of the story too much and I’m looking forward to finding out what happens to Jim now he’s back on board The Hispaniola.

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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