Get Dads Reading
This Book Trust campaign encouraged dads in Britain to read more with their children.
Research shows that in most families it's mums who do the majority of reading with children - but we want dads to have the chance to enjoy time reading with their children too.
Reading with your child is fun, and a great way to spend time together. Sharing books with your child helps open their eyes, minds and hearts to different people and situations, and stretches their horizons. Reading together increases children’s literacy skills, but research also proves that children who enjoy reading do better at school in all subjects. Best of all, it helps to build a strong and loving relationship with your child.
Bestselling author and supporter of the Get Dads Reading campaign James Patterson told us why it's so important for dads to read with children:
Whether you are a teacher, a librarian, a carer or a parent, you can help us mobilise the nation’s fathers and get dads reading. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and help spread the word about Get Dads Reading.
Revisit Matt Haig's blog about why it's so important for fathers to share stories with their children
Find out about our recommended books to share and enjoy together
Read our tips for reading with your child - from toddlers to teenagers