Looking the Numbers: Why More Dads Need to Read to Their Kids (Infographic)

#DadsRead - Looking the Numbers: Why More Dads Need to Read to Their Kids (Infographic)

The #DadsRead campaign promotes the benefits of fathers reading to their children. This infographic explains why dads need to read with their kids more often.

For more information on the #DadsRead campaign and how YOU can participate, click HERE.


To celebrate Father’s Day, Zoobean, the children’s app and book curation service, and The Good Men Project have launched the #DadsRead campaign to encourage fathers to read more frequently to their children and highlight the ones who already do. From June 3rd until Father’s Day, we will be featuring images, stories, and articles that bring to life the various reasons why it is so important for fathers to take an active role in the reading lives of their children.

So why did we decide to start the #DadsRead campaign? The following infographic will give you some context regarding the tangible, measurable benefits that occur when fathers read with their children and present you with some sobering statistics that suggest that dads are significantly less involved when it comes to encouraging their children to read than moms are.#DadsRead - Looking the Numbers: Why More Dads Need to Read to Their Kids (Infographic)

About Tom Burns

Tom Burns is a husband, a dad, and a veteran of the educational publishing industry, living just outside of Detroit Rock City. He’s also been a writer and contributing editor for a number of web sites, including 8BitDad, and founded BuildingaLibrary.com - a website devoted to helping parents find the right books for their kids. You can find him on Twitter at @buildalibrary.


  1. I am a daughter and I remember my father often reading to me before bed when I was younger. My mother read to me aswell. But not as often as my father did. It was a mutual moment of bonding that was very precious to me and it kept me interested in reading for years to come (untill videogames took over as a hobby :P).

    Looking back all that reading has probably helped me to increase my empathy.

  2. I remember being taken to the library to get my library card with my dad…in 2nd grade. Both he and my mom encouraged me to read for 30 minutes a night…and by encouraged, I mean forced ;).

    I wasn’t read to much, but I think that may be because I started reading very early and wanted to do it myself…but I can’t help but wonder how differently I’d have turned out if we had some family reading time too!

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