Make an obstacle course in the backyard

Use whatever you can find (outdoor furniture, sports equipment, toys, building materials, etc) to build obstacles for your children to climb over, crawl under and jump through. Then time the kids as they run the course. Challenge them to improve their times, or gradually make the course more difficult to improve their skills.

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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.

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Extra tips for separated dads

Living apart from your children presents additional challenges in fathering.