Share interesting facts about where you are working or living

Since you are away from the children’s home, how about discovering some facts about the place you are at and sharing it with your children. If you are going back to the location on a frequent basis, this enables you to build up an exercise book and delve into the research or understand the history or whatever you like.

You can share it through a hobby (photography, painting, poetry) or a school subject (history, geography, politics) or through something different. This can enable you to maybe do things together or get your child to set a list of find/discover/research etc when you next go away.


Tune in to the “home tone”

Be aware of setting the wrong tone when you first see your children, and plan ahead to start things off on the right foot if you can.


Try a continuous story

Tell your child a story featuring them as the main character, and add a new episode each day or week.