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I have two boys, 4 and 2, and we keep busy, busy, busy! We're almost always out for walks and to the parks, but that comes to a sudden hault when the cold temperatures hit. We live in Alberta, Canada and it gets mighty cold up here! When it's nice(r) out (not below -10C), we head outside for some sledding and snow play, but when it is really cold out, there's not a chance we are going anywhere.
It can become quite the challenge to keep the boys entertained while couped up inside for days on end. We try to do a lot of baking and crafts, but that only holds their attention for so long. Sometimes we build forts and play inside of them for hours on end. There are days that I luck out and they will entertain themselves with toys and games. I will admit that there are even days that we cuddle up on the couch or a mound of blankets on the floor and watch movies all day. But then there are the days that they whine and cry all day because they are bored and, of course, this leads to the fighting and antagonizing one another. I can't be physically at their sides every minute of the day to entertain them. Does anyone have any ideas of how to limit the fighting and keep their attention on an activity without me needing to be there the whole time??