Daddy Bloggers on kids, books and life as a dad!

Ahead of Father’s Day (June 21st in case you’re not quite sure), we asked some of the UK’s top Daddy Bloggers for their thoughts on being a dad and their favourite things to do with the kids. We also gave them some of our top books for Father’s Day to test out with their little ones. You can read the reviews on their blogs, plus there’s the chance to win a copy of each of the books!

Daddy Daydreamdaddydaydream.com

Daddy Daydream2
Q. Best bit about being a dad?
Being a Dad is a huge privilege, it’s an incredible feeling to be one of the most important people in someone’s life, nothing tops that.

Q. Your top three favourite things to do with the kids?
Sharing stories, holding hands whilst out and about, playing on the floor with them climbing all over me.

Q. Your own favourite book as a child?
Where’s Wally

Head to Daddy Daydream to read the review of Max the Brave and win a copy of the book.

Slouching Towards Thatcham, slouchingtowardsthatcham.com

Tim Slouching Towards Thatcham

Q. What’s the best bit about being a dad?
All of it! But in particular those moments when I walk through the door in the evening after work, when I’m often swamped by three excited kids with smiles on their faces.

Q.Your top three favourite things to do with the kids?
Taking them on boys’ days out during the school holidays. We’ve had some great times going to Legoland, the Beaulieu Motor Museum or just travelling around London on the Underground and buses.
Reading – either reading to them or listening to them read to me.
Photography. It’s early days, but the boys are both fascinated by cameras and I’m slowly teaching them the basics of how they work, just as I inherited my love for photography from my father.

Q. Swimming with the kids or building a den?
Building a den, in part because I’m a lousy swimmer but also because I love watching my kids’ creativity when they’re building a den.

Q. Your own favourite book as a child?
Alice in Wonderland
and Through the Looking Glass – books that transported the imagination into a different and wonderfully surreal world. My eldest son loves them too.

Head to Slouching Towards Thatcham to read the review of I Love you Daddy Grizzle and for the chance to win a copy of the book!

Mutterings of a Fool, mutteringsofafool.com

Mutterings of a Fool

Q. What’s the best bit about being a dad?
Watching your children develop, every day they do something that amazes me. That sounds clichéd, but you’ll be watching them and thinking ‘When did they learn to do that?’. My daughter has just turned 4 and all of a sudden has this grown up personality and expressions.

Q. Your top three favourite things to do with the kids?
Have an explore in a forest, curl up on the sofa and watch a movie, bake bread or biscuits.

Q. Swimming with the kids or building a den?
A tough one as my kids love water and swimming but I think den building just sneaks it. So much fun building a den either in the home out of old sheets or in the forest. Then all the games and role playing you can do once you have it.

Q. Your signature kids dish?
Has to be pizza, I built a pizza oven in my garden last summer and the kids love weekends when we fire it up and cook the pizza’s that they’ve helped make. We always make a garlic one first to munch on while the rest are cooking. Al fresco eating at its best!

Head to Mutterings of a Fool to read a review of ‘Happy Birthday Snoopy’ and for the chance to win a copy of the book.

A Day in This Dad’s Lifeadayinthisdadslife.blogspot.co.uk

A Day in this Dad's Life

Q? What’s the best bit about being a dad?
To be honest this is a tough one but I’d have to say seeing my three little ones growing and learning new things on a daily basis which in turn is turning them in to individual people and not just copying someone else.

Q? Piggy back or hugs?
I’d have to say hugs because it’s so cute when my daughter runs up to me arms aloft shouting “me cuddles, me cuddles” and when the boys don’t just want a normal hug they want a lifting hug ( when I pick them up hugging them and spin around).

Q? Your top 3 favourite things you do with your kids?
Reading bedtime stories, helping them construct their Chuggington train set and see if we can better our last attempt and lastly, having fun in the garden doing whatever the kids want to do!

Q. What was your favourite TV show as a child?
I’m a 80’s child so there are so many favourites to choose from but I would have to say Fun House and the one I definitely watched on a daily basis would have been Blue Peter.

Head to A Day in this Dad’s Life to read a review of Peppa Pig: My Daddy and for the chance to win a copy of the book!

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We’d like to say a big thank you to the Daddy Bloggers for taking part, it’s been great to read your interviews! And, if you’re a dad, a granddad, or a dad-to-be, we wish you a very happy Father’s Day from all at Ladybird!

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