My son is 27 months old and watches about 1-2 1/2 hours of TV a day. When I say TV, I mean maybe 15mins of something on Nick JR or a short Thomas video in the morning, one of his 20mins "learning" videos (like Your Baby Can Read or Baby Einstein) before nap time, and maybe an actual "big boy" movie like Nemo or something at night before bed.
It seems like a lot to me, but he reads about 4 books with us a day too and plays with his word flash cards. He's not behind on anything, and gets the rest of the day to play with his toys or outside. It's just he gets bored with that and it's nice to mix it up with him watching a show in between everything else.
How much TV does your toddler watch? Any ideas of other ways to keep him entertained? We draw sometimes, but he honestly loves his shows. I don't think he'd be talking as much as he does if it weren't for the books, and shows. He has full on conversations with us, I never expected that out of a boy his age after what everyone had told me about boys being slower than girls! Also I'm not a SAHM anymore, my husband and I work full time so I don't want to ask my mom who watches him for free to take up too much more of her time with crazy long crafts and things like that to keep him entertained. Simple would be better!
Answer by zperez0809 at 5:31 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 8:03 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by ilovemymonsterr at 9:17 AM on Mar. 10, 2011