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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!


  • 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.

  • Board games like snakes and ladders, dominoes and simple card games will teach your kids the concept of fair play, and how to win or lose graciously.

  • Helping others - whether they're friends, family or strangers, is a great way to give back and make yourself feel good.

  • Organise a barbecue for your street so everyone can meet their neighbours. For tips on making this happen, see www.neighbourday.org

  • Try using our Habit Tracker to keep track of how often each family member spends in front of a screen. Using the television, electronic games, portable electronic devices or computers for entertainment can quickly add up.