As infants grow into young children, parents are presented with additional challenges. These challenges include encouraging the child’s investigation of the world around them as well as setting suitable restrictions to their exploration so as to keep them safe from harm. In this aspect, fathers are significantly better at overcoming these challenges successfully (How Do Fathers, n.d.). Through a father’s interaction with a young child, the child is more likely to develop problem solving and social interaction skills (Parke, & Buriel, 1998). Although in total, fathers spend less time with their children compared to mothers, fathers actually spend more time playing with their children compared to mothers (Collins, & Russell, 1991). Fathers’ lively and exciting playtimes with their children provide unique, significant quality time. When fathers play with their children, they are providing a fun yet challenging environment for the child (How Do Fathers). This stimulates the child’s mind and enables the child to learn the skills needed to interact with the world around them. Fathers urge the child to try novel experiences, learn how they affect the world around them and discover their own capabilities (How Do Fathers). The young child has to think and analyse situations in order to achieve certain goals during playtime, such as how to win a playful wrestling match with the father (How Do Fathers). This stimulates their problem solving abilities.