Once you become a parent, your eyes will be wide open watching your children grow. You would now learn about how to juggle your time with work and your children. As a father, you are known as the bread winner of the family but never forget to still spend quality time with family. If your child is a girl, surely she will always be daddy’s little girl for a long time- and that could be forever. For you not to break a healthy relationship here are ten father-and-daughter activities you could do.
10. Bedtime stories
Children love bedtime stories. Let this be a routine for your daughter. Let her choose stories and read them out loud using different stories. As she grows older, you may both read different stories and talk about it every now and then. This is also one way of improving her vocabulary and reading skills.
9. Outdoor fun
Introduce to your daughter how fun it is outdoors. Nature has a lot to offer so you could walk in the park, watch the whale show, or a visit the zoo. These things could make her learn a lot about life and what it has to offer. Kids never get tired of asking questions so you better prepare yourself with the answers.
8. Bike ride
If your daughter could learn how to push the pedal, start teaching her how to ride a bike. Get a bicycle for toddlers with training wheels but make sure that you could take it off once they’re ready. This is one healthy sport you and your daughter could do until she gets old.
7. Cook Together
You don’t have to be a great cook for this activity. You may even do this as a family thing with her mom and get the help you need. If your daughter is still young start with easy recipes like ready to bake cookies that only needs mixing. However if she is quite a grownup, you may level up by cooking a four-course meal and come up with your own father-daughter menu.
6. Dinner and Movie date
This may sound expensive for fathers who do not have the budget to indulge in dinner at the restaurant followed by a movie with snacks of course. Why not do it at home? Help each other cook your favorite dishes, and eat your dinner while watching her favorite movie.
5. Say Cheese!
Photography can be a great activity for a father and daughter. Get your camera, go outside and teach your daughter how to have steady hands while taking pictures. The next time there is an occasion, you could ask her to do the honors of being the photographer.
4. Tea Party
Make some time for your little princess and be her guest at her tea party. It would brighten up her day talking to real people during her tea sessions with Mr. Teddy and Mrs. Bunny.
3. Dress ups and Makeup
This may not be your type of bonding but if you would want your daughter to have the ultimate fun, you could loosen up a bit and let her dress you up as a princess and put on some makeup, too.
2. Camp Out
If it is too much hassle going to a camping ground, then do this in your backyard. Build a bonfire and tell ghost stories while eating the all-time favorite smores!
1. Gaming Buddy
Setup your gaming console and play video games with your daughter. Let her be the one to choose what game to play but take a look at the rating of the game as well. You both could learn how to be a sport here.