Stimulating brain development through play
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Devia and Ester play with their father, Simiao Pereira, whose love and attention will have lasting benefits for them. Research suggests that when children positively interact with their fathers, they have better psychological health, self-esteem and life-satisfaction in the long-term.
A simple toy, like these ones borrowed from a local school, can help facilitate the kind of play that builds a child's brain. Early moments matter and every moment counts. That's why UNICEF is asking Australians to give the dads they know and love a gift that helps other dads to bond with their young children.