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Tips to get your family into life

With a few pointers from the tips below, you and your family could get more out of every day. Or, try some of our challenges to really get things rolling!


  • Joining a playgroup at your local community centre can be a great way to share the challenges and joys of family life. 'Paint and Play' offered by Communities@Work is a great place to start.

  • Play word games together. Make up pretend words, "knock knock" jokes or "why did the chicken cross the road?" jokes… anything that makes you all laugh!

  • Twirling and running with streamers is a fun, active game the kids will love. Make sure you join in too!

  • Instead of watching TV, put on some music or play an audio book - these activities can be great for your kids' imaginations.

  • Try incorporating Canberra's outdoors or some physical activity into your catch ups with friends and family. This can be as simple as meeting at an urban park or playground, pool or meeting friends for a bike ride around the lake followed by a picnic.