Great Father’s Day Gifts for Dads of Kids 0-5
It’s not too late to give a truly thoughtful gift to the important dads in your life. But to make the gift truly meaningful, choose one that not only celebrates the man but the role he plays in the development of his children. A great gift should be something he will appreciate or enjoy, but even better if the gift is one that he can also enjoy with his kids.
Like their children, most dads like to do things with their hands and bodies. Consider an “active” gift: one he can do with his 0-5-aged child.
A classic? Building blocks, such as Legos or Lincoln Logs. Most dads still enjoy creating things, and may secretly wish for days gone by, when they would sit on the floor and erect some creation from a pile of blocks. The bonus of a gift like this – he can involve his kids and pretend it’s really just fun for them.
Create and Capture Special Moments
Start with an active and fun game, like beanbag toss (build your own or buy) that dad can play with their 0-5’er, and then add the gift of a digital camera.
What makes a digital camera a perfect Father’s Day gift? It’s sturdier and can sometimes take better images than a cell phone. It’s also a convenient way for dads to capture significant moments with their little ones, who grow up and change so fast. And for even more fun, dads can show their kids how to use the camera themselves, capturing their unique perspective on the world. Share your tot’s shots on social media or print them out and proudly hang them on the wall!
Cerebral Gifts for Dads
In an increasingly diverse culture, wouldn’t it be great if Dad could speak a second language? Give him Duolingo, an app that he can do with his youngster because it’s designed as a competitive game. He can select Spanish, English, or any of several more languages.
For a fun fatherhood reading romp, give Dad one of these highly-rated books:
Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown – a comic, illustrated reimagining of the classic movie character – that answers the question, What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son?
For the dad with a daughter, consider Why a Daughter Needs a Dad: 100 Reasons, by Gregory Lang and Janet Lankford-Moran.
For the father-to-be, select Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months.
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