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20 Alternatives to TV for Kids!

Your hands are busily trying to finish dinner without burning it, it's the baby's fussy time, the phone is ringing, you have a long list of to-do's, and your mind is occupied with all of these things, while your other kiddos whine that there is "nothing to doooooo."  After a couple of rejected suggestions you may find yourself saying, "I don't know...just do something!"

Does this scenario sound familiar?  It may or may not be a composite of personal experience. ;)
In times like these, it's all too easy to fall back on the TV as a time-filler/ baby-sitter.  And while good movies and fun veggie-tales episodes have their place, I don't want my children to fill all their waking hours with screens.  I'm guessing you don't either.

When things are a leeetle chaotic, it's hard for mama to get creative,  (although sometimes it does happen!)  but times like that do inspire me to come up with a plan, though, like a list of things for the kids to do when they have nothing to do.

Today, I'm sharing that list in a contributor post over at Busy Mom's Helper.  Click on the link and join me there, for 20 Alternatives to TV for kids.  Be sure to share your favorite ideas with the rest of us, too!

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