This Father’s Day, the team at Too Small to Fail—an initiative of the Clinton Foundation and Opportunity Institute—is sharing our favorite books to celebrate new dads. We know fathers are instrumental to a child’s development. Research shows that fathers can significantly strengthen their child’s early brain and language development when they take an active role in the lives of their children from the moment they are born. Despite this powerful impact, recent data suggests that mothers may often be more engaged than fathers in language-rich parenting behaviors – like talking and reading. For example, recent data collected by the Pew Research Center indicates that 55 percent of moms and 45 percent of dads read to their children every day.
So this Father’s Day, let’s celebrate the important role dads play in all of our lives. Below are fifteen books to about the special relationship dads share with their children. For more tips and resources on how to make the most of everyday moments with your children, visit www.TalkingIsTeaching.org.