Public father figure and children’s author Peter Andre has encouraged parents to read a bedtime story to their young children every night to aid sound sleep in their children’s cabin beds, saying it is a much healthier alternative to allowing kids to play computer games before bed. The pop singer expressed his views on the importance of bedtime reading earlier this week at the launch of the Mayor of London’s new Love Libraries scheme, according to the London Evening Standard (published December 6th). The scheme is hoped to encourage volunteers to come forward and contribute to London’s libraries. Mr Andre, who has a six-year-old son named Junior and a four-year-old daughter named Princess with ex-wife and former glamour model Katie Price, announced the scheme at Shepherd’s Bush Library with Boris Johnson. The 38-year-old explained: "That last 15 minutes before children go to sleep, that's what they're going to remember through the night. That's why it's bad if they've been playing a video game or something like that. That's why reading's so important, I'm a strong believer in that."