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10 Cool Father-Son Activities


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Read to Each Other
Forget about all those e-book apps and e-readers; stick with authentic books when reading to your kids.
Forget about all those e-book apps and e-readers; stick with authentic books when reading to your kids.
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Reading with your kids is one of the most important things you can share. Studies have shown that children who are read to from a young age do better in school overall, even in math. Reading also helps boost boys' imaginations and creativity. Not only are you bringing an infinite number of stories to life, you're also showing your son the importance of literacy and sharing language with one another.

You may have started reading to your son since before birth, or found a new love for books as he got older.

Whatever the case, it's never too late to start. You don't have to spend money, either. Visit your local library together to find books on any number of topics your son might have an interest in, whether it be dinosaurs, music, trucks or sports. You may even find new interests through books together. For older boys, try looking at newspapers or magazines together. Learning about current events as kids grow older is vital to them developing into well-informed, concerned adults.


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