New research suggests children prefer to hear made-up stories
rather than tales from a book when they are drifting off to
sleep.


The study found 28 per cent of parents come up with their own
stories when putting their youngsters to bed, while 24 per cent
read modern publications.


A total of 21 per cent said they read fables or folk tales, while
13 per cent prefer educational books or the classics.


Just one per cent of respondents to the Feather & Black survey
read their child poetry.


Modern bedtime tales were also found to be more popular among 35
to 54-year-olds than parents aged between 18 and 34.


Managing director of the company Adam Black said he was "thrilled"
to hear that so many mums and dads make storytelling a part of
their infant's bedtime routine.


In a separate survey, the firm discovered that 35 per cent of
women consider reading to their children to be their favourite part
of the day, while men prefer watching a DVD with their little
ones.


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