How Dads Can Create Joy at Home
During April 20 to 24, 2020, we are celebrating #JoyAtHomeWithDad Week! It’s easy and fun to have Joy at Home with Dad with our Joyful Together activities. Each activity takes everyday moments and infuses them with joy, play, and connection. We know firsthand that dads are itching for ways to strengthen bonds and build relationships with their kids. So we are focusing on some of the best activities for dads and young children to do together!
Whether you’re a stay-at-home dad, a working dad, a single dad, or a dad who does shared parenting, Joyful Together is for you. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter for info, activities, and more!
#JoyAtHomeWithDad Week 2020
Each day from Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24 we are showcasing awesome Joyful activities for dads and kids. In addition, we’re asking dads to share pictures or videos of themselves doing activities with their kids. So come join us for some Joy at Home with Dad!
Check back often for new activities.
I Love You Echoes
Copy Cat Rhythm
About Joyful Together
Joyful Together is a research-based, play-centered model. We created it to alleviate toxic stress in children. Because we saw firsthand how toxic stress impacts kids and families, we wanted to boost joy in their lives.
We also know parents can often feel overwhelmed, busy, and completely stressed out. So we came up with easy, simple activities for them to do with their children. These activities foster connection and joy, which are at the heart of healthy child development.
Although we focused on kids, we discovered that parents and caregivers gained psychological benefits from Joyful activities as well. This makes sense, since all humans need connection, joy, and play in their lives. The more families experience joy, the stronger and healthier they will be!
To find out more about Joyful Together, click here or email us at IFCI@ohioguidestone.org.
Our Joyful Together manual breaks down the science behind Joyful activities. It also gives background, insights, and instructions on how to implement the many activities it offers. To purchase it, click below.
The Institute of Family & Community Impact is a initiative of OhioGuidestone, one of Ohio’s largest behavioral health agencies. From research to products to clinical innovations, we provide tools for mental health treatment. For questions or more info, email us at IFCI@ohioguidestone.org.