Let’s face it, Dads are awesome. These dads are Super Dads because they are playing and engaging with their children, no matter the situation.
But in some parts of the world, it’s not so easy for dads to buy toys and games for their little ones. Even 15 minutes of one-on-one play together offers so many opportunities for children to engage with their environment and learn skills that will last a lifetime.
This Father's Day, help these dads be there for their children as they play and learn with a UNICEF Play & Learn Super Pack.
Xiomara, 3, and her father, David play together at a UNICEF-supported Early Childhood Development center in Paraguay. David knows the important role parents play in a child’s development. "In my family we didn’t have traditional provider and caregiver roles. Dad would always take me to school. Even if the sky was tearing itself apart with rains, I would go to school.That’s partially how I learned to be a responsible father.”
Research suggests that when children positively interact with their fathers, they have improved psychological health, self-esteem, and life-satisfaction in the long-term. A few simple items like exercise books and soccer balls can help facilitate the kind of play that builds a child's brain.