Book: 50 Fantastic ideas for engaging dads by @JuneOSullivan & @alicesharp66 via @BloomsburyEd

Published by Bloomsbury Education

50 Fantastic Ideas for Engaging Dads

£9.99*
9.2

Content

9.0/10

Pedagogical

9.0/10

Authority

9.0/10

Practical Ideas

9.5/10

Value

9.5/10

Pros

  • The book tinkers on challenging male stereotypes.
  • Many activities could also be adapted to involve other male family members.
  • Colourful photos throughout the book help illustrate how to implement ideas.
  • Each activity clearly lists the resources required.
  • Aimed primarily at the Early Years of education.

Children benefit from the sensitive and supportive engagement of both their parents from the earliest of ages, but involving dads can be challenging. In many cultures and societies, the role of the father can be more dismissive when it comes to raising children. But how children look up to their male family members can influence so much in their lives. Getting dads involved in supporting children’s development in terms of health, social skills, and creating a caring environment is crucial, and dads should be encouraged to get involved in the education of their children from the earliest stages.

In their book, June O’Sullivan and Alice Sharp look at providing provide simple and accessible activities for practitioners looking to engage dads aimed at Early Years practitioners. 

Both June and Alice work with dads on a daily basis, helping them to understand their contribution to their children’s development and longer term educational success. Realising how they can add to what the mums or other carers do in a different but complementary way, and how simple activities can enrich their children’s lives, helps strengthen the bond between father and child. Each simple but effective idea in this book has been developed and written with the intention of promoting child and family well being, helping both children and families grow together.

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