Romance Your Little Girl for Valentine's Day
Little girls learn from their fathers the way that a man should treat a woman, and even when she's just a little girl, maybe even barely walking, fathers should be thinking about ways that they can show their daughters how a man should treat a woman. However you're treating her right now is how she'll let her future boyfriend or husband treat her, so why not do something special for your little girl this Valentine's Day? Be prepared with a quite present, maybe some candies for her, and of course dress her up and take her out for a wonderful Valentine's treat.
This page is full of suggestions for Valentine's Gifts for your little one, but more than that it gives fathers tips on how to romance their little girls and to teach them how important it is for them to have high expectations for the men in their futures. This is your responsibility, and Valentine's Day provides a wonderful occasion to show her how important she is and how much she deserves love.
For Right Now, You're First
Never in your life will you be more important in your daughter's life than when she's a little toddler, soaking up the information that the world around her provides. She's still learning at a rapid rate, absorbing everything that she's exposed to. New tastes, sights and sounds are important to her, and she probably is still in love with the adorable dresses that you put her in, the cute little shoes, the way that Mommy curls her hair. Cherish these moments, because children at this age grow up much too fast: Enjoy her while you're still absolutely her number one.
Get Her Something Pretty to Wear
Little girls in particular love to dress up. Your toddler hasn't yet reached the age where she's bored by clothing, and she'll certainly enjoy receiving a special outfit for Valentine's Day. Make sure to include everything she'll need to feel pretty when you take her out for dinner to treat her to her own Valentine's Date. You may want to skip dinner and go straight for dessert with your little girl. If you're planning on taking your wife out for dinner, maybe you can take your daughter out for lunch. The important thing is to make her feel beautiful and special!
Why You Should Do Something for Your Daughter for Valentine's Day
Little girls, particularly at this young and tender age, are learning rapidly what to expect from the men in their lives. Every day life teaches them lessons. When she sees her parents fight, she learns that it's alright to shout at one another. When her father holds her mother close and kisses her, she learns to expect love from a man. When her parents treat her with respect and listen to her relate her feelings, she's learning that her opinions and feelings count for something. Everything she encounters every day teachers her something important at this age, and there is no better time for a father to begin 'dating' his daughter. What better day to start than Valentine's Day?
This is a kind of romance. It may be unfamiliar to most people and some might think that it's strange or creepy, but a little girl's first romance is with her father. He must court her because in doing so, he teaches her effectively what she should expect from boys she dates as a teenager and beyond. If, as her father, you set the bar high, you'll make sure that even if she lowers it a little bit, she'll never accept less than what she deserves. So start dating your little girl this Valentine's Day and make it a Valentine's Day tradition for your family!
Give Your Little Girl an Amazing Doll for Valentine's Day
Little girls love dolls, and giving her something sweet to play with on Valentine's Day is not only an expression of love from you as her parent, but it supplies her with something entertaining to play with in the weeks and months to come. By Valentine's Day, Christmas is a little while past, and it's nice to spoil your daughter with little gifts from time to time. There is no more perfect day than Valentine's Day to give her a gift that expresses love, and dolls are a spectacular way of illustrating your love for your daughter while also giving her something to practice her love and care on as well!
Dolls obviously come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, from Barbie Dolls (and other fashion dolls) to baby dolls, to ragdolls. Lalaloopsy is a more unusual type of doll, representing a ragdoll stitched together from particular materials to create one special character. Many little girls love Lalaloopsy, and they are also highly collectible, come in three sizes and many different styles. You'll have several characters to choose from, varying from the main characters on the television show to others your child might not have seen before. For Valentine's Day, it's cute to choose a doll in pink or red.
Amazon has several designs to choose from and competitive prices on Lalaloopsy. If you're looking for something your little girl can hold onto and carry around with her, the large dolls are wonderful, colorful, and very full of character. The miniatures (as shown in the dollhouse image) are wonderful for slipping into pockets to take with you. Little girls will enjoy boy, but for younger children you'll want to choose a doll that doesn't have many small parts. The larger dolls are ideal for this. For those who have little ones who tend to put things in their mouth, avoid the silly hair dolls. They're fantastic, but the small parts may be dangerous.
Give Her a Friend for Valentine's Day
Teddy bears make good Valentine's gifts for people of all ages. They are especially good for little ones because they provide a comfort and a friend. For children, a teddy bear often represents the idealized love of something that's always there for them. A teddy bear provides a new friend for your little girl and for that reason makes an excellent gift choice for Valentine's Day. Philbin, from Gund, is an incredible selection as he is soft (both his fur and his squishiness) and has an expressive face. Your little girl is sure to love him! Manni is the bear pictured to the right and he can be purchased at the Amazon link below his picture.
Philbin is another excellent choice and comes in two sizes -- Medium and Large. He can be purchased from the link below if you'd like something a little bit different for your little girl. Philbin also has an expressive face and he is classic Gund!
Books Make a Great Valentine's Treat for Little Girls and Can be Read Together
Better yet, make it a whole stack of Valentine's and love-related books for your little girl this Valentine's Day! Books are a wonderful way to bond with your daughter, and reading to her will help her to learn crucial language skills. Valentine's Day (and any holiday) is an opportunity because of the number of seasonal books available during these time periods. Classics (such as the one to the right) are always recommended, but you may also wish to check out some books which are more related specifically to Valentine's Day. Look for books that are in her age-range but which may lead her into the future as well. Avoid board books and choose books she can read to herself as she reaches school age.
Make Time for Your Little Girl this Valentine's Day
Make no mistake: Your wife is important (and if you don't do something for her this Valentine's Day you're probably going to pay the price) but you also need to make time for your little girl this year. Taking her out for a nice lunch or dinner -- just the two of you -- will show her that she's high up on your priority list and will teach her about how women should be treated by men. You encourage her when you do this and you show her how much you love her and how special she is to you. Teach your daughter what it means to be loved by a man, and make sure that she knows she's worthy of your time and attention. Turn the cell phone or pager off, and focus on her for an hour or two. You won't regret it!