When we are home all day and planning on not leaving the house Alex will sometimes sit in front of the TV for hours. She will paint, color, play her video game, do her learning books but always want the TV on. I always am trying to think of different ways to keep her active and not just watching tv.
She loves to paint and color and do her work books so when she starts to do those things I turn the TV off and let her paint and color for an hour or so. We will work on her work books and she truly enjoys that. Sometimes I fill the sink with water and soap and she brings some toys down and spends an hour playing in the kitchen sink.
Yesterday we didn't work and I needed to get her away from the TV for awhile so I took out a bunch of different bowls and pots and let her name her own music. Even Avin joined in on this fun!
Alex loved it and throughout the day she must have played music on these bowls and pans for close to 2 hours.
Avin was unsure about them but gave them a try.
Alex was so into it at times she was running around them hitting them and singing some crazy songs.
Love that bowls and pans can keep a child busy for a few hours!
Side Note : when we are at work the TV is never on. They may watch a movie one day but other then that they are playing together ALL DAY LONG. So Alex does not just sit in front of a TV all the time!