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do you entertain your kids or make them entertain themselves?

 
Bubbie0809

Asked by Bubbie0809 at 4:27 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I play with them individually. They play together. They play individually. We all play together. A mix of all of it.
    DazzlednSeattle

    Answer by DazzlednSeattle at 4:28 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I do a little of both I play with them or read to them but I also need them to play by them self
    BriceAllisonMom

    Answer by BriceAllisonMom at 4:30 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • A mix. At certain points of the day we do shapes, colors, numbers, letters. I have a 13m old and an early 2yr old....so I do more aimed for the older but the younger plays with the toys or cards we are looking at. The both get something out of it. But they need to know how to entertain themselves as well, I do have food to cook, laundry to do....etc.
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 4:30 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • i entertain my daughter a little but mainly she plays alone she is in the independent stage
    emmysmommy09

    Answer by emmysmommy09 at 4:31 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I am busy.. but i still make time to sit and play with the a couple times a day. We do ouside stuff a least once a day,. then indoor stuff. They are almost 2 , almost 6... and they play together pretty well, but they also do their own things. We always read together at night, and sit down for meals together...
    VelvetCat

    Answer by VelvetCat at 4:36 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • TO BE HONEST I DO BOTH I LET THEM DO IT FOR A WHILE THEN I WILL AND ITS AS EASY AS DANCING WITH THEM OR ACTING GOOFY IN FRONT OF THEM
    momma051209

    Answer by momma051209 at 4:41 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • We do both.
    beautyoperator

    Answer by beautyoperator at 4:50 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • They are expected to entertain themselves. I have no interest in playing kids' games. I pay attention to them but I don't sit around playing with them, that's their job. They have their lives and I have mine.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 5:28 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • they entertain theyselves... im a busy person. not saying i ignore them or never paly with them but they need to know how to do it sooner or later and i picked sooner... no ones going to keep them entertained when they are older so why do it now?
    2boysmommy.js

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 5:52 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • A bit of both. Most of my 'one on one playtime' is with my youngest, when the other two kids are in school. She gets lonely and bored then. When all the kids are home, they would rather play together than play with me.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 6:06 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

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