We have a rule (one that bends and sometimes breaks completely!) that Tuesdays and Thursdays are TV free for the girls. They would love to come straight home from school everyday and watch TV. For the first 15 mins they sit there completely absorbed but then they have it on as background noise and to look up at occasionally while they do something else (usually drawing and writing) We have been known in the past to use the TV as a babysitter (and will continue to do so - bad parents!) as the girls do learn a great deal from it (Horrible Histories is particularly good) The rule we have is that they only watch Cbeebies or CBBC - nothing with adverts on it :) This way we have managed to avoid a lot of the pester power that other parents have had. Not that it would have worked on us anyway - we're not that easy :) Anyway, this whole ramble is to say look at what the girls did on Tuesday evening!