Read books together

Pre-school and primary children love reading with an adult. Being away from your child due to work or travel commitments need not be a hindrance: try distant reading.

Distant reading can be done by telephone or video. Get two books out of the library and read them together. Alternatively eBooks on a single account usually enable you to down load and pay for one book and it is also available on a second device. It doesn’t have to be long, 5 to 10 minutes each day per child is a brilliant investment.

With older children, find out what they are reading and try reading their books. Then you can find out what they are into plus it will give you a common interest that you can discuss.

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Encourage your parenting partner

Support and encourage each other in parenting. Thank your partner for all the work they do for the family, and show that you value this.

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Plan a meal

Organise to cook a meal with your children when you are together.