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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 to eat most meals at the dinner table away from distractions such as TV or other electronic screens.

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

  • Often our lives get so busy it's hard to find time to connect with other like-minded people. If you're not already, try to set up a monthly play group with a few friends who might be going through similar challenges as you are. The kids can play and you can catch up on all the news.

  • Try cloud watching with your kids. Lie on the grass and talk about the different shapes, animals or faces you can see in the clouds above.

  • Have fun outside! Time spent playing together with your kids in Canberra's outdoors isn't just fun and great exercise, it also lets your kids practice physical skills like climbing and catching.