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Poll: Do you read to your kids at night?

And the impact it might have on your child’s brain.

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AFTER YOU’VE MANAGED to bathe, feed and finally put your kids to bed each night, how do you encourage them to sleep? Do you give them some strictly limited tablet time?

Well for some parents, bedtime is a time to rediscover some of their own beloved childhood tales or to embark on a new, modern literary adventure with their little ones.

For the tired parents who do make the effort, the science would suggest that it pays off. According to The Huffington Post, a study in 2015 found that kids that were read to ‘showed greater activity in the parts of the brain that help with narrative comprehension and visual imagery.’

Next month marks an astonishing three decades of the MS Readathon in Ireland, which asks primary school kids to read as many books as possible over the four week period.

In return, the children who take part gather sponsorship to raise funds for people with Multiple Sclerosis – it may be the perfect time to read more often with your child.

So, tell us - do you read to your kids at night?

Poll Results:

Yes, it's very important to me (509)
Yes, I try to when I have the time (111)
No, I don't have time/it's not important to me (22)
I don't know (9)

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