You're not just looking for city wildlife; you're teaching him that imagination can change everything. You're not just reading together, you are building trust.
Whether you're a working dad or a stay at home dad, your interaction with your child plays an important role in the healthy development of his emotional, behavioral, academic and physical well-being.
Research shows that taking an active role as a dad begins before birth, and continues through babyhood and beyond. Check out the following sections to learn how you can make a difference in your child's future starting now.
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