It is rumored that Ben Affleck recently dressed up as Batman for his son’s superhero-themed birthday party, which must have scored super-cool points on the playground. But don’t worry, dads; you don’t need to don a bat suit for your kids to know you are the superhero in their lives. The special relationship between father and child—the "dad effect”—refers to the profound impact it has on children when fathers spend quality time with them. The positive long-term effects on their well-being, happiness, and self-worth are astounding.
In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve rounded up five active ways for kids and dads to spend quality time together. They’re guaranteed to strengthen bodies and bonds!