We are tv free, but not video free. I'd like to take steps to become more video free. Right now, my 3.5 year old boy watches a video when I'm nursing/rocking my 11mo old boy to sleep. This happens twice each day, so he ends up seeing videos for far longer than I'm comfortable with.
However, if I don't put a video on but instead get him started on playing with something else, he will inevitably barge in (loudly, our doors are old and clanky) exactly when my smaller one is *just* about to sleep. Then, we try again, and again, and eventually give up, as my smaller is awake and looking for distraction.
I've just tried storynory and an art project the other day (scissoring, playdoh, etc), which seemed to work a little better. I was hoping for a few more ideas, though. 3.5 is a rough age for "go do this, I'll join you in a few minutes", it seems...