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Is it a parent's responsibility to read to their children?

Is it a parent's duty to read to their kids? Comedian Ben Miller, author of children's book 'The Boy Who Made The World Disappear', chats to parents and literacy experts.

How many of us - parents and guardians - read out loud to our children?

Reading charity The Book Trust has revealed that more than a quarter of parents are increasingly reliant on apps and devices to tell their children a bedtime story, so they don't have to.

And the National Literacy Trust, who work with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life, say more than 380,000 children across the UK don't actually own a book.

So is it a parent's duty to read to their kids? Comedian and actor Ben Miller, author of children's book 'The Boy Who Made The World Disappear', joins 5 Live's Nihal Arthanayake to find out more.

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