My Dad Matters
Date posted: June 17, 2016
Do you have fathers involved in your family literacy program?
For programs that would like to encourage fathers to participate, My Dad Matters is a toolkit for community service providers to develop strategies for working with fathers.
My DadMatters is for new and experienced practitioners who are interested in engaging fathers effectively within their communities. It is intentionally a descriptive approach that systematically guides you in your planning and delivery of father-focused services. Nothing is prescribed, instead you are encouraged to follow a step-by-step process that allows you to creatively respond to fathers in your particular community.
This resource and others are available at www.mydad.ca
For ideas on what fathers can do to develop their child’s literacy, read:
- Dads & Kids Book Club: Bonding through Shared Book Reading with Young Children
- Dad’s Playbook: Coaching Kids to Read
- The Role of Fathers in Their Child’s Literacy Development (Pre-K)
- Strengthening Literacy and Father-Child Relationships through Reading
- Why Fathers Matter to Their Children’s Literacy