Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blanket Time

I thought I had posted about blanket time, but I couldn't find the post.  Any way, here is proof that it can work.  The idea is to have special toys and a blanket and the children can sit quietly and play while the mom and/or dad are doing something else.  It can be especially helpful when trying to pack (what we were doing last night) or when cooking dinner, etc.  The way it works is by getting really excited, saying IT'S BLANKET TIME!, getting it out and sitting with the child for five minutes.  If the child gets up, tell them to sit back down.  Work on this until it is mastered and then increase the time and also stop sitting with the child, but keep an eye on them.  Eventually, they should be abe to sit quietly and entertain themselves for up to 30 minutes.  Our children (mostly Ryan) usually last about 15-20!  Idea taken from The Duggars. :)

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