Fathers' Story Week 14-20 June


Dads matter – get them involved with Fathers’ Story Week

A substantial body of evidence shows that children’s educational attainment can be greatly improved where their fathers take an interest in their learning.  In particular:

  • Positive engagement between father and child is linked to higher IQ at age 7 and 11, and better exam results at 16
  • The more a father reads to his 1-2 year old, the greater the child’s interest in books later
  • Fathers exert greater influence than mothers on boys’ educational choices

The Fatherhood Institute has developed Fathers Story Week to support primary schools and early years settings who want to increase the engagement of fathers in their children’s learning.

Timed to coincide with Fathers’ Day (20 June 2010), Fathers’ Story Week (14 to 20 June 2010) is a fantastic opportunity to get your dads more involved with projects matched to Key Stage 1 and 2 and EYFS learning and development targets - and along the way, show mums, dads and children that you value fathers’ role.

At the Fathers’ Story Week website www.fathersstoryweek.org  you can download FREE resources, lesson plans and ideas to cover a whole week’s worth of activities, which will be fun for children and their fathers, grandfathers and father-figures.

And at the end of the week, why not welcome fathers and father-figures into your school as part of Bring Your Dad To School Day (18 June), in support of Barnardo’s and the Fatherhood Institute?

For more information and to register for Bring Your Dad to School Day see the attached flyer and visit www.fathersstoryweek.org.


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