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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!


  • If you've got a dog, kicking or throwing the ball for the dog will keep everyone on the move. 

  • A good way to make sure you're regularly spending time with others is to set up a monthly get-together. Whether it's going to your mothers' group with the kids, or having a healthy afternoon tea at someone's house, set up a monthly time to meet and see if you can alternate locations.

  • When you're juggling parenting with the demands of everyday life, it can be hard to stay on top of everything. Often a 'walk and talk' is a good way to catch up with friends and the kids can come along and run around.

  • If finding time to connect with other families and friends is a bit much at the moment, try to spend time together with your family this weekend. Go on a drive to one of our surrounding national parks and take a nature walk. Check out the Explore Canberra guide for more ideas.

  • Making your own playdough isn't just great, squishy fun for the kids; it helps develop their fine motor skills. Try this playdough recipe.