Study Finds Fathers have ‘Unique Effect’ on Children’s Educational Outcomes

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edited September 21 in ASCD Chit Chat
While it has long been recognized that parental engagement is critical for a child’s education and development, a study led by the University of Leeds claims fathers have “a unique and important effect” on children’s educational outcomes.

The study recommends that fathers should carve out as much time as they can to engage in playful and educational activities with their children each week. “Engaging in multiple types of structured activities several times a week – even if just for short periods of time – helps to enrich a child’s cognitive and language development,” the study concludes. “Just 10 minutes a day could have beneficial impacts.”

Read the entire piece here.