When children positively interact with their fathers they have better mental health and self-esteem. The early years are particularly important as your child’s brain develops at a once in a lifetime speed during their first 3 years. Early moments matter - and they build brain matter. How? Just Eat, Play, Love... not the Julia Roberts movie, but your super dad mantra: Give good food to your little ones, love them and play with them to quite literally build their brains.
55% of young children in 74 countries don’t get to play with their fathers or do things like reading, counting and drawing with them. Help us break down the barriers that prevent fathers from doing this by joining our super dads campaign and raising awareness about the important role dads play. Share a super dad moment on Twitter or Instagram with #EarlyMomentsMatter - and vote for your favourites.
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