The child is 2 years 3 months old, and she loves following 4 activities:
- Getting read books.
- Making sketches with me.
- Going outside to play.
- Watching cartoons on TV.
The problem is that these activities require me or her father to engaged all the time.
I cannot read to her throughout the day (she would be extremely happy if I did so though), but I can't because reading books in a dramatic way to the child consumes a lot energy. Besides I have read all these books multiple number of time so I am bored to death but she is not.
I read 3 books at max and then I get tired and bored.
We do take her outside to play but that also requires terrible energy from our side because we have to be constantly run after her and be watchful of what she is touching and putting in her mouth.
Her father takes her out for 45 minutes in the evening.
While drawing sketches she wants me to participating all the time.
My problem is that these activities can be done only for a limited period of time. What should be done after that? When there is nothing to do she tells me to switch on TV. I comply because I know there is nothing for her to do.
She has got toys non mechanical toys but she doesn't play with them. Previously she used to enjoy playing with blocks but now she is bored of it probably because the only thing which she can build is a long tower! How many times can I expect her to build that tower?
She is very social.
This problem is only for Saturdays and Sundays when the daycare is closed and she is at home with us.