Joke swap

If you are apart from your kids because of work, travel, or access limitations, try this activity:

Ask your kids to send you a joke via text or email every day you are apart, and in turn send them a “Dad joke”*. When you are with your children again, take a vote on which was the best, and worst, joke.

There are numerous sites on the internet with suitable jokes – make sure they are appropriate for your kids’ ages.

(* If you haven’t heard the term before, a “Dad joke” is a joke that is considered by your kids to be not very funny.)

Tips:

Stimulate your child’s curiosity

Help your child to become more aware of the world around them; encourage them to ask questions and help them find out answers.

Tips:

If you are new to FIFO work or lots of travel

Allow time for you and the family to adapt to the new routine.