With vacations over the summer, many communities have kindergarten readiness and healthy start to learning events at this time of year. Did you know that fathers have a special impact on kids and early learning? According to research, when dads are involved in their lives, kids can be better talkers and thinkers, are more prepared for school and more easily deal with challenges. The following excerpt is from an article titled The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children.
“Children with involved, caring fathers have better educational outcomes. A number of studies suggest that fathers who are involved, nurturing, and playful with their infants have children with higher IQs, as well as better linguistic and cognitive capacities.9 Toddlers with involved fathers go on to start school with higher levels of academic readiness. They are more patient and can handle the stresses and frustrations associated with schooling more readily than children with less involved fathers.” 10
To all dads and caregivers, enjoy the hugs! Will you get to play and have some fun this weekend?