Workshop Do things together that you enjoy


  • To understand that parents are a child’s first and most important playmate.
  • To know that all children do most of their early learning simply through playing.


In this workshop your group will design a fridge magnet or poster with the message ‘Do things together that you enjoy’.

Start by asking the group:

  • What are some of the things that you enjoy doing with your pēpi or tamaiti?
  • As a child, were there things you enjoyed doing with your parents?

Make a group list of the things that participants mention.

Talk about what you might put on your fridge magnet or poster, and use the resources listed below to design it.

As a group, discuss what it’s like when participants and their child are doing something together that they both enjoy. Ask:

  • What do you think it’s like for your pēpi or tamaiti?
  • What do you think pēpi learns when those moments happen?

Use the Take time to be a dad and Love being a mum books for inspiration. Ask the group:

  • What are people doing together in these booklets?
  • How does it make you feel to see happy parents and children doing things together?


To make the poster or fridge magnet: Paper, Crayons, Felt pens, Coloured pencils

SKIP resources 

  • Fridge magnet: ‘Do things together that you enjoy’
  • Take time to be a dad … it’s life changing
  • Love being a mum … it’s worth every moment
  • Pamphlets

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