Kim Wilde, 41, gardener, with Harry, three, and Rose, 20 months

“I was brought up to love books – and I already think Harry and Rose understand they are incredibly liberating, inspirational and a great source of knowledge. Reading is a wonderful way for kids to find out who they are in the world – the characters they identify with, the kind of stories they like – all of which helps them build an early sense of their own identity. I find reading with the kids good fun, too – even telling the same story over and over again. I have my own private jokes about certain lines. I get fully into it and turn into a great thespian. Harry looks at me as if I’m mad!”

Kim’s story request for YOU’s tape: The Emperor’s New Clothes