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dadzclub, in association with Barefoot books, are about to launch a very exciting month for dads
With Fathers Day around the corner we want to celebrate our unique realationship with our children.
On June 17th we launch a dadzclub's campaign to encourage more fathers to read to their children in association with Barefoot Books
Experts all agree that dads can play a huge role in their children's literacy and general development by spending time reading to them. Sharing books can also help promote deeper bonds between fathers and their children in the early years.
To help us get the campaign under way, we’ve enlisted the help of children's book publisher Barefoot Books who will be providing books and expert guidance throughout the month.
Over the coming weeks, we'll be running informative guest articles on child literacy, reviewing the latest titles and holding competitions to win some beautiful Barefoot books.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
To make this campaign a success, we need your help. We're looking for volunteers to become official book reviewers. We need three Dads to test read a selection of children's books and write a short review for publication on our website. We are looking for a dad with children up to three years old, a dad with 3-7 years olds and someone with children over seven years old. Of course, join the team and you keep the books!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to put your name forward. Before you volunteer, make sure you have enough time to read the book with your child and write a short 100 word review within a week of receiving your copy.
We also want to get your views on reading to your children. What tips or warnings can you share about books at bedtime? Leave a comment below.
A word about our partner:
Barefoot Books is an independent publisher specializing in carefully crafted books, gifts and digital content that help children on their journey to becoming happy, engaged members of the global community. Since 1992, Barefoot Books has published more than 500 titles that use timeless stories and captivating illustrations to encourage exploration and creativity. Unusually, the majority of Barefoot Books are sold direct to the public through a network of global .ambassadors. At the same time, Barefoot Books is developing unique lifestyle Studios, which embody the brand at the heart of communities, providing a place for families to share time together and offering a diverse range of cultural and artistic events from African drumming to yoga. The first of these Studios opened in Concord, MA in 2010 and the first European Studio opened in Oxford UK in 2011. Barefoot also has a boutique in the world famous flagship FAO Schwarz store in Manhattan