Bringing Together Families with Man in the Moon
“How do I connect in a meaningful way with my child?” This is a question that many caregivers ask themselves, but don’t know the answer. Fortunately, VPL programs like Man in the Moon exist to provide a welcoming space just for male caregivers—bringing them together with their babies in their lives to learn rhymes and songs, and encourage play and interaction.
Families like Justin and his young daughter Sasha have benefited greatly from this program. They first came to Man in the Moon with Sasha was just seven months old. After learning and singing songs in a fun group setting with other male caregivers and their children, he was able to do those same activities at home; encouraging the development of early language and literacy skills in Sasha. What’s more, as an only child, Sasha loved observing other children doing things, and taking in what they were doing and learning from them.