I have 3 year old twin boys and I realized the other day that while we have a "quiet time" each day, either me reading to them or them watching a short video, there really is no sense of quiet, alone time for them. I know they're only 3 and so to expect them to really sit quietly doing something on their own is not very realistic for any length of time. But I realized the other day that my husband and I don't really model that for them, either - while they're up we're constantly doing, it's not until they're in bed that we eventually sit down to do something for ourselves. But I want to teach them about having quiet, alone times, because I know that's important especially as they get older. So I suppose figuring out a way to model that is one way. But it seems like it's got to be harder to teach to twins, since they've been together all the time for 3 years, and only rarely play separately. Can anyone give me some advise, or ideas of what has worked for you to teach them about playing by themselves, or doing something quietly alone like colorinig or looking through books....
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7/1/10 at 8:49am