I said no to the T.V.....period...end of discussion. I offered nothing in place but let them figure out what they would do with themselves until dinner. To my pleasant surprise, they did something that piqued my interest and brought joy to my heart! They found books and puzzles! I had so much fun watching them entertain their minds by building puzzles. I was reminded how much learning occurs in good old fashioned "play" time.
My 4 year old spend nearly 30 minutes putting together a number puzzle and close to an hour building tangram pictures! That's right, my wiggly, giggly, high energy, 4 year old!
So my point being, puzzles offer an endless sea of possibilities! More puzzlemania ideas?! Do share!