While you are apart from your child, take turns making up the lines of a rhyming poem, either during Skype or phone chats or by texting/emailing back and forth. You can specify a theme – “Nature”, say, or “Families” – or just see what develops. See how long you can make the poem before you run out of ideas!


Put your kids to work

Even if you don't work with children, you can involve your children in your job.


Keeping up with schedules

Get an on-line family calendar so you can keep up with the family’s activities.