Stimulate your child’s imagination

Give your children the space and time to be creative.

  • Help them think ‘out of the box’ to make school projects more creative and interesting
  • Don’t over-organise their lives
  • Encourage imagination
  • Restrict television – it limits development of imagination, but encourage reading, eg ‘FART time’ = ‘Family Altogether Reading Time’


Spend time together after school

Take advantage of flexible work arrangements where possible to be with your children after school.


Runaway toy

If you work away from home or travel a lot, try this idea: pretend that one of your child’s toys “ran away” to spend time with dad.