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.)


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.


If you are new to FIFO work or lots of travel

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