How To Dad's fence-jumping video aims to raise spirits

Jordan Watson HOW TO TEACH A BABY TO CLIMB A FENCE
Jordan Watson HOW TO TEACH A BABY TO CLIMB A FENCE

Internet star 'How To Dad' has released a hilarious new video, this time teaching his baby daughter how to climb a fence.

Jordan Watson, the man behind the popular Facebook and YouTube series, demonstrates many ways of climbing a fence in the video - from the classic 'farmer dad' to the ungraceful 'city slicker' and the impressive 'stunt man'.

He posted it to the NZ Farming Facebook page, which has been providing help and support after this week's devastating earthquakes.

"Hopefully this gives people a brief smile while all this madness goes on. I'm up the top of the North Island so it's not affecting me, but I know a lot of people are doing it hard. So hopefully my videos give them 10 seconds of escapism," says Watson.

His 21-month-old daughter features in the video, watching his antics while remaining completely unimpressed.

"She didn't really care what I was doing, she just sat there happily in the grass," he says.

"She's actually quite good. I chucked her on at the end of the video, not thinking she'd do anything but she straight away started trying to clamber up the wires. So that was a good ending."

Watson says people should start teaching babies to climb fences when they're aged one month for best results.

After receiving a NZ On Air grant of nearly $85,000 earlier this year, Watson has been planning web series How to Dad: Legend of the Gumboot, but admits progress has been slow.

"She's still a bit raw. I really need to crack the whip on myself with that one. The idea is there, I just have to nut out how I'm going to do it," says Watson.

In the meantime, Kiwis after a much-needed laugh can join the 9.5 million viewers who've enjoyed videos on the How To Dad YouTube page.

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