Like all children, the girls love to watch TV (we have no Astro, so they can only watch DVDs which we purchased for them), and also play games on the iPad.
Like a tiger mom, I only allow them to watch TV or have a 20~30min go on iPad when they have done what I’d assigned them to do for the day. It can be writing their journal or doing worksheets, depending. And if they have misbehaved, for example, fighting over who goes first on the iPad, then they’ll be grounded; and they will have to go without iPad or TV for a day/a week (depending on the severity of what they’d done).
On no gadgets and TV days, the girls will come out with all kinds of activities to keep themselves occupied; and of course having a sister each means they can still have a blast. Here are some moments of them doing things together on such days.
Reading a comic together.
Playing word games. They try to create as many words as possible using only the letters of a word (elephant, for example)
Climbing door frame. I was told, if a kid has done this, it means they have had an awesome child hood!
Pretending they were super heros, and designing their own super costumes and weapons.
Building a tent in the room and camping
Playing limbo rock using a stick they found in the house.
At times, no games are required, they just chi-chat.