Children’s picture books to celebrate fatherhood

A father is always a special presence in a child’s life: he supports, encourages, and loves his child unconditionally. A father even becomes a role model for his children. Father’s Day provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this unique and important relationship in the lives of many mighty children. This year, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, you can still celebrate this special day with your children by staying home and reading some books together. Below Montessori San Dimas, CA, librarians have shared a curated list of books that you can read with your children to celebrate the special relationship between dads and their kids.

Peppa Pig: My Daddy
Pre-schooler slove reading Peppa Pig books. Peppa Pig: My Daddy, in this sweet book, Peppa shares what she loves about her flat-out fantastic daddy. He is a big person with a serious job. Despite having a busy schedule, he always makes time to play with Peppa and her brother George. From jumping in the muddy puddles with Peppa to reading bedtime stories, Peppa shares every single thing that makes her Daddy Pig the best dad in this world. She feels proud of her daddy. Kids love reading this book because of its simple language and colorful illustrations.

Baby Dance:
Through this beautiful picture book, 19th-century poet Ann Taylorpays his homage to a father who dances, twirls, and cuddles his infant child. In Preschool San Dimas, CA children love reading this book as with its beautiful, rhythmic language makes it a perfect read to celebrate this father's Day. Van Heerden's pastel illustrations show the fun and playfulness of a father and daughter sneaking a little special time together as mummy sleeps nearby.

The Daddy Book:
This is another famous children’s picture book that celebrates fatherhood. Todd Parr's distinctive illustrations show a fun, brightly colored, diverse bunch of daddies. His unique depictions of the wide variety of fathers out there are sure to hint at some of the father in your family. Moreover, through this book, the author will remind you that there are some things that all daddies love to do: they all want to be with their children and they all love their little ones more than anything else.

I Love My Daddy:
This book is a treasured part of storytime as this book showcases the unique relationship between a father and daughter. The girl in this book proudly declares that she loves her father very much. They enjoy their playtime together, have fun while making pancakes and the duo perform many other fun activities together. He makes her laugh, teaches her new things and every day makes up new stories at her bedtime. Most importantly, he always lets her know how much he loves her, and she is the most important person in his life.

Daddy Hugs:
Children in Montessori San Dimas, CA, loves reading this book as the daddy in the book loves to give his baby plenty of hugs. Father hugging children is the best way to express his unconditional love for his child. The colorful illustrations and easy language make this book perfect for those little hands. Reading this book together with your toddler can be a great way to celebrate some cuddly times between a father and his child.