Even though Father’s Day isn’t until June, we enjoy making a big fuss over WDS dads in March at our annual Daddy and Me Day for our 3 and 4 Day classes. Our Dads deserve the love. WDS Dads are involved and engaged in our school many other days of the year, not just on special occasions.
Dads drop off/pick up from school. Dads go on field trips. Dads attend parent-teacher conferences. Dads volunteer for woodworking and have even been known to make a batch of monthly playdough. An engaged and involved father is a tremendous blessing in the life of our school and in the life a child.
Here’s why... Dads do things differently than moms. They parent differently, play differently, even communicate differently.
“One major study showed that when speaking to children, mothers will simplify their words and speak on the child's level. Dads are not as inclined to modify their language for the child. The mother's way facilitates immediate communication; the father's way challenges the child to expand her vocabulary and linguistic skills — an important building block of academic success.” Read more here: The Involved Father
It is important to recognize and appreciate the differences between dads and moms because children blossom with a balance of the two. That’s the beauty of our Creator God’s original plan for family. So here’s to our dads and the children who love them!
Still need to RSVP to Daddy and Me Day? Here’s the link.