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QT30: Make Game Day, Family Day!

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As a parent, are you trying to spend more quality time with your children?

Did you know: “When an adult spends 30 minutes of quality time with a baby or toddler each and every day, they are giving them a great head start in life. The child will have better health, do better in school and get along better in life. It’s super simple… and, it works!”

February is here and we all know what that means… the Super Bowl! A father watching football with his son or daughter is a great way to bond and teach children about the game! This is your chance, dads, to have your child with you cheering on your favorite team!

Moms should join in too!


Throughout the football game, teach your child about the game, the players, and any other details to help them learn about the game of football. Start off by asking your child what colors both teams’ jerseys are.

What colors are the home team’s jerseys? What are the colors of the opponent’s jerseys?

Teach your child the names of both teams. Tell your child who your favorite player is. What number is his jersey number? Talk about each player. Help or ask your child to choose their own favorite player.

Keep your child engaged and involved. Get excited together when your home team scores a touchdown! Make this a tradition; every Sunday is for football and bonding time with your child. It will give your child something to look forward to and soon they’ll be a bigger fan than you!

Not a football fan? There are many ways to spend quality time with your children.

When you spend quality time with children you should be keeping track of their growth or milestones. Learn more with DE Thrives’ Developmental Milestones or dial 2-1-1 for Help Me Grow.

When you spend time with your kids and notice their growth is not at track with their age, don’t hesitate to dial 2-1-1 or text 302-231-1464 to ask questions about the child’s health and development. You will reach Help Me Grow, a program that helps parents get connected to the appropriate services to advocate for their child and be the best parent possible.

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