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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Research has shown how important YOU are to your children and how as a dad the things you do, and keep on doing, really count, whether you live with them, or you are a single dad and are only able see them once a month, once a week or more, what you do really matters. This site is dedicated to all dads but will be of special relevance to the single dad. Remember, you are half the reason your children exist and they need you whether you live with them or not. As their dad, you have what it takes to make their lives successful and fulfilling no matter how often you see them. This site is about all the positive things that we as parents have to offer our children.
Whether you are staying in or going out, have fun together!
You're never to old to make a mess and never to young to put your feet up

Egyptian game toilet paper mummy To help you make the most of every minute you spend with your kids, dadcando is building up a bank of things that you can do with them when you’ve done with making and cooking. In the Doing Section of dadcando you’ll find games that you can play with your kids, help with planning a really special kids birthday party, complete with original printable birthday party invites, an essential guide to Reward Star Charts (with perfect little download charts, rules and instructions), emergency ruled paper downloads for that homework moment when it just has to be in tomorrow but you don’t have the right paper, and some exciting experiments.
. . . green rosette As with all our other downloads, dadcando Doing downloads are easy to follow and have been creatively designed with you and your kids in mind by someone who knows what it is to find things for their kids to do when they come to stay. At dadcando we are very choosy about which projects we put up on line. We try to make sure that all our projects are original and have something special about them. Our experiments are designed to be interesting to kids and grown ups so that you can have fun doing them together, as well as learning some good solid science all peppered with fascinating facts. Where appropriate, our experiment projects come with downloadable booklets and the instruction sheets, and each comes with a few simple questions and answers about the experiments, so that you can answer your kid’s questions about what you are doing.
. . . Dadcando is all about creating a happy and rewarding environment for our children, where they feel valued by both parents and can grow up as happy, secure people, so it will be no surprise to find star charts and reward certificates in this section along with some really simple (but great fun to make) rosettes. Reward charts are a tried and tested way of getting things to run smoothly and rewarding good behaviour, but they have to be used properly, so we have provided a set of instructions and reward chart rules to make sure that you get the most out of the system.

Star Chart booklets

Of course, all our projects have been designed with today’s mobile children in mind. Many of the projects have little booklets that can be folded up and taken from home to home, helping in many cases, to ease the transition your children have to make as they go between daddy’s and mummy’s house, or at other times just making it easier for your children to take what they’ve done into school to show off to their friends.

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The most important thing is that all the stuff on dadcando has been tested out by kids, so when you start a project or use any of the downloads, you can be sure what you’re doing will work. Never forget that making and doing with your kids is about solving problems together and them having something at the end to keep. The things you do with your children will be very special to them because you are their father.

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Spending quality time
As a dad you have such a lot to offer your kids. They look up to you and naturally see you as someone who can get things done and often in a very creative and fun way. As men, the child in us is never very far away, which is something kids really engage with.

You can help make a tricky bit of homework easy and fun, memorable even, laugh with them while you watch a funny film together, or make a really big mess in the kitchen, lashing up an exciting experiment.

Never forget that making and doing things with your kids really develops your relationship with them, because it’s about solving problems together and them having something at the end to keep. The time you spend with them helps them grow up into secure confident people who will go on to lead happy fulfilling lives.

Make time to read to them, choose books together that are exciting, make the characters come alive with accents and passion. You can do this because as a dad you have the ability to fire up your children's imagination. Be involved with their school work. Set aside time when you see them to work on homework together. This is not a waste of your valuable time together, but a fantastic opportunity for you to see their world, show them how important you think their studies are, and a way in which you can help boost their confidence as you tackle their problems with them.

Never lose sight of the fact that the things you do with your children will be very special to them because you’re their dad.

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