Play games using Skype

There are numerous games you can play with your children even when you are far away, thanks to Skype and similar communication technology. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Charades
  • Scissors, Paper, Rock
  • Simon Says
  • Questions Only (Anything anyone says must be framed as a question)
  • I Spy (Select something in the other person’s background)

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Call your child’s teacher or sports coach

Even when you are away from home, call your child’s teacher or sports coach to discuss any concerns you may have, or simply to say ‘thanks’.

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Back-up contact details

Make sure your kids have at least one alternative way to contact you when you are apart from them.