Thursday, 28 October 2010

Our first tv free day

Today our TV service was cancelled, we are now tv free!! Hannah was a little worried this morning about what she would do, and told me she was sure she wouldn't be able to think of anything. I had no doubt that she would find plenty to do and it turned out that i was right lol!!
First of all the Season Table got a nice fresh overhaul - you'll have to trust me that it looks lovely, my camera flash is broken and all my pictures are coming out dull and grainy, sorry!

Then Hannah did some painting. She had read about finger painting in one of her art books and was keen to try it, she painted a pig,

some finger people,
and a fluffy lamb!
Then she used her felt pens to draw a tree from seed to fully grown.
This afternoon we did some clay modelling, and Hannah made this lovely little fairy,
and helped me to make an acorn and a toadstool. They are drying now and will hopefully look really pretty once they are painted.

So, Hannah did find lots to do after all, and not having a huge tv taking up half of our (very small) lounge room is wonderful (and after all, there's always i-player if we get desperate!)


Alicia said...

good for you!! i probably use the tv too much for a "babysitter" when i get busy and want the kids out of my hair :) thanks for the inspiration!

Rae said...

wonderful - we've been tv free for all of V's life, so it's much easier for her because she's never known any different. Now she's older and her friends talk about tv she watches a little on iplayer. one thing that is really interesting is V NEVER uses the 'I'm bored' thing and I think alot of it is because she's not been bought up with tv. Good for you; sounds like you had a lovely day!

Fiona said...

Well done, and trust me that once she gets used to not having tv she will actually find the thought of it very dull indeed. We have been tv free for a year now, and it is one of the best decisions we ever made (for all of us, not just the girls).
We spend so much more time being creative, talking, going outside, etc. not to mention that both girls can entertain themselves very well with minimal props, and have amazing imaginations.
Soon Hannah will be wondering how she ever found time to watch tv!

windingcirclelifeschool said...

Im a little worried how our girls will cope without cable as of tomorrow.I will have to suggest some of those things.With our unwell kitty whos got big vet bills its not an option anymore!There is much to do out there, just a matter of using your imagination!