Sunday, March 21, 2010

Let Me Introduce You To...

Super Dad

My husband is probably the best daddy you will ever meet.  

He watches Annabelle and Ariel every day while I work and then he goes to work.
He plays really fun things that mommy doesn't play
     Monsters, forts, pulling around on blankets, chasing
He always has something for us to do
     Walking trails, library, walking downtown
He reads books all the time
He works with Annabelle on beginning sounds, opposites, rhyming, numbers, letters, etc.

There are so many other things that he does that make him a wonderful daddy.


I was looking at some different research that I thought I had heard about.  It says that fathers are so important in a child's development.  Check out some of the facts I found:

Typical father could be called a primary playmate in the same way that a typical mother is called a primary caregiver 

By both the quantity and quality of their play, then, fathers often become the primary and preferred playmates

Father play may have a special role in supporting early development by providing greater variation in play experiences.

Fathers' responsive and didactic behavior during play is strongly related to children's early cognitive development.

Three-quarters of all children responding said they would rather play with Dad, indicating that there is a certain need that dads fill for their children.

The rather general term "roughhousing" can be interpreted in many different ways, but there is little doubt that this type of physical play is often a father's area of specialty.

"Roughhouse-type play such as tumbling and wrestling has been proven to teach self-confidence, assertiveness and self-control, as well as teaching limits.

Here are the links if you want to check out the articles.

I wish I told James more often how much I appreciate the husband and father he is.  

I Love You So Much

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