"Sessions such as these give children the best possible start for when they begin school and help them realise reading can excite, inspire and open whole new worlds of experience," she said. "It's an important opportunity for dads, granddads and all other male caregivers to bond with the children in their lives through stories, rhymes and duplo fun."
"As is reinforced at Better Beginnings information sessions for new parents, the first five years of a child's life are absolutely critical to their development and literacy skills – and it is never too early to start exposing children to books and stories," he says. "It is also important to note the impact parents can have on their child's literacy levels, through role modelling reading themselves and being involved in their child's journey towards learning to read."
Many fathers who have previously attended Daddy and Me heard about it from their wives and partners – which sounds as if the mums have found a great way to enjoy a well-earned break at home.