Encourage awareness of surroundings

Challenge your children to always be aware of their surroundings – this can encourage curiosity about the world, as well as being a valuable skill if they are ever lost or in danger.

  • When you are out somewhere with your children, test them to see what they have noticed about the location, the people, the food, etc
  • Encourage the children to use all their senses – not just what they can see, but what they can hear, touch, smell and even taste
  • Make up games (even “I Spy” works) to encourage even very young children to notice things


Kids in high school

Talk with your high-schooler about school - not just what they are learning but also their friends, teachers, sport, etc.


Link up with other FIFO families

If you do FIFO work, find other FIFO families in your area to share experiences and to give and receive support.