I am so behind on Father’s Day this year , well to tell you the truth it always sneaks up on me. I have some great new books to share and some of our favorite crafts from Father’s Days past. I hope you find something wonderful to make or inspire your own Father’s Day craft creations! If you want to see how we are celebrating Father’s Day I wrote a post about it on my FamilyEducation.com blog ( if you are my husband do not click your surprise will be ruined! ).
This year I found a bunch of new ( to me) books that all celebrate the relationship between father’s and kids ( mostly sons) but you can also check out our previously reviewed Father’s Day Books .
Daddy and I… by Eloise Greenfield is a great little board book about the every day things that a toddler son may help his dad with. From painting, to shopping to stopping for some hugs this book is great for toddlers to see all the things that make up being a dad and caring for your family. It also has a great lesson about children pitching in to help keep a family going too.
Daddy Hug by Tim Warnes got a great yes vote from my 11 month old who enthusiastically signed ” more” after I turned the last page. Using a bunch of animals to illustrate all the things daddies are like strong, scruffy, hungry, tender… the author with the help of illustrator Jane Chapman create a nice read aloud that walks the line between silly and touching very very well. I like this book and like how no matter what your daddy may be you will find him in this book.
Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Ulburg is a touching look at father’s and son’s and the complex relationship that develops at the same time as tackling bigger themes like discrimination and baseball. A father and son share a love of baseball and specifically of Jackie Robinson. This book handles these multiple themes very well and will likely create a few lumps in your throat as you read the sometimes achingly honest text. I really liked this book and how it linked different kinds of discrimination, adversity and the way the human spirit can triumph over both.