Let’s get more dads into reading! Children whose dads read regularly with them and support their education and learning, do better at school and have improved life chances. But evidence suggests dads read less with their children, are less likely to be seen reading by their children, and are less likely to be invited to get involved by schools and family services.
That’s why we’re inviting Britain’s dads to get into the habit of reading with their children through Fathers’ Story Week, in the week leading up to Father’s Day, on 10 to 16 June.
Fathers’ Story Week, now in its third year, is a nationwide celebration of the power of dads’ reading with their children. It takes place in schools, nurseries, libraries, prisons – wherever dads can be supported to help their children’s learning.
You can make Fathers’ Story Week as big or small a deal as you like – whatever suits your service. You’ll find lots of great FREE ideas and materials when you register online at the Fathers’ Story Week website.