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But they dont entirely help me.. I'm pursuing Post graduation and my exams are around. My little one is a three year old restless girl who shows little/no interest in any activity except tv and running around.
Its monsoon here in India, so outdoor activities are a total no-no.
Pity we have no neighbour kids to keep her company, and she is the only child at home. (I live with my parents so as to complete my PG and her dad is away!)
That leaves plenty of time in front of the tv.
I have bought her plenty of books, she dos not like more than 1 story read to her. She shows little interest in colouring. her favorite toy is the "kitchen set"(not more than 15 minutes)and her favorite activies are the physical ones, running-jumping-somersaulting-climbing windows/furniture and whatever she can think of! She can go on for hours like that!!
Her only playmate is me and I barely have time after coming from college (and with a mountain of books to study).
She wants me to join her in anything that she does, (I know that's her age and the physical activities she is interested in, tires me out compeletely), and is tugging at my skirt the moment i come home till she goes to sleep. so in order to buy some time i would send her to watch tv n she's slowly getting addicted(feeling guilty all over).
She watches around four hours of tv currently(i am a bad mom, sigh !). My momma (looks after her while I'm gone) is all softy-softy with her, catering to all my daughters whims, letting her watch tv when she is busy in the kitchen(and we have no household help).
My question is how can i get her to play alone(I'm bad momma???) and reduce tv/computer time? (at least till my term exams are over ie in 3 weeks). Help !!