When I was a child, my half-brother was obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends. He used to watch the show, read the books and collect all the engines and tracks. And my dad was always there to add new characters to his collection at Christmas and on his birthday, as well as sit down to play with Thomas and all his friends.
Thomas has been helping kids and dads connect for over 70 years now, so to show some appreciation for all that dads do for us, Thomas and Friends has created some great tips to help you show Dad just how much you care!
Take Time to Show Your Love.
Getting caught up in busy routines, you can often forget to show your appreciation for dad. Make sure you give him a hug every day and let him know that you love him. While this may seem small, it will go a long way in making him feel loved and appreciated.
Have Fun Together.
Try taking the initiative to set a fun activity up for him and the little ones. If he loves baseball, proactively ask to go to the park as a family and throw the ball together. Spending time together doing something he loves will create memories that will last for years to come.
Disconnect to Connect.
It can be easy to spend time together as a family plugged in watching a movie or catching up on your favourite TV shows. But, rather than spending all your time in front of a screen, try setting your littles ones up in a quiet space with dad and their favourite toys. They can have fun building the ultimate Thomas and Friends™ track and dad can share his memories of growing up with Thomas has his best friend!
To help Dad relax a bit while having some fun playtime too, Mattel is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader a Thomas & Friends Turbo Flip Thomas worth $50! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about something you love about your or your child’s dad!
Dads do so much for their children that it’s easy for their own needs to get put aside. So take some time this November to take care of Dad! Not only is it good for him; it will give you a chance to bond with one another too!
92 thoughts on “Take Time for Dad this November with Tips from Thomas & Friends”
I love that my child’s dad is so caring and thoughtful!
I love how meticulous my husband is – things get done right the first time!
I love my dad because he is calm and loving and kind and generous!
I love my father’s strength and determination. With that, he beat bladder and prostate cancer.
My Dad could always make anything, it was fun.
I love how my dad thinks. With my dad, there’s no “I can’t do it”. He has this amazing ability to think outside of the box when thinking within the box doesn’t work. He is one of the most creative person I know.
My dad has been with me through the good and tough times in my life. I really look up to him!
My dad was a lovely man who was taken from us much too early at the age of 59. He had a lovely smile, a twinkle in his eye and had a great sense of humour. He’d tell us kids tall stories at the dining table and mum would get annoyed about it since we stopped eating. We always believed his tall stories and it was years until we realised they were fabricated. He didn’t have an easy life and usually worked 12 hrs a day but still managed to have fun and enjoy his family.
I love that my Dad has always been there for me no matter what. He taught me many valuable life lessons!
I love how he treats his kids