This is actually the opposite of a previously asked question
I'm doing fairly well with the 4 1/2 year old and the 20 month old sharing. But there are times that the older child wants to do things that are appropriate for the older child but not for the younger. (Crafts, models, more delicate toys). The kids bed times are very close together. We find ourselves limited to weekend nap time for the little one.
What ideas do people have for distracting the little one so that we can:
- Have more than a few minutes of time
- Not undo all the teaching on sharing we're doing for the kids.
- Not have to always tell the elder, "We can't do that now, the little one is around."
Any advice as always is warmly welcomed.