As a writer, author, and father, I love reading. Not only is it a great form of entertainment, but it’s a vital skill for all children to begin developing early. I have been trying to instill a love of reading in my daughter for the past year and it’s really paying off. We can spend more than an hour together reading various books that she loves. She’s even at the point where she’s trying to read them on her own.
Our kids are pretty smart, Urban Dads have to be smart too. When I need to do a list of mundane things, I try to make errands fun and plan some of it out like an adventure. I get my daughter invested in it all by asking her some questions beforehand and then checking with her later to ensure she’s still on board the adventure (which includes things like grocery shopping, going to the bank, etc.)