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Advice on engaging fathers in children’s education in schools and family learning programmes, and looking at how fatherhood is represented in schools.

23 January 2015
Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK) is a highly effective, enjoyable 9-session father-child programme focused on obesity prevention, for schools and other settings. 
Practice » Schools
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27 November 2014
One of the points we stress in our work is the importance of actively using the ‘F’ word (Father) in any letters, posters, papers, briefings, tender documents or other communications you produce. 
Practice » Schools
16 November 2014
Our 2012 review, Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policy – A Critical Review of Best Practice, examined evidence from across the world about parenting and other programmes’ focus on father-involvement as a means to impact on family violence, child abuse, children’s health or learning. 
FI research » Schools
7 November 2014
Better educated fathers, like better educated mothers, have a more positive impact on their children’s early learning. Fathers can be motivated to engage in further learning when they understand the benefits to their children. 
FI research » Schools
7 November 2014
• The time spent by fathers in reading to very young children is the strategy most consistently associated with their early reading and writing skills (Clark, 2009) • When fathers of 1-2 year olds read lots of books to them, their children tend to be more interested in books later (Lyytinen et al, 1998). 
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15 October 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: New figures from the Office for National Statistics confirm fathers’ central role in the transmission of disadvantage in the UK.