The only time my 18 month old will actually sit down and relax is when she is watching Dora. She dances and says backpack and map. She could sit there in front of the TV all day if Dora was on. She is use to watching it at least 2 times a day. She will point at our DVD collection and keep repeating Dora, Dora. I don't cave all the time, but sometimes I just need the rest. See I think that Dora is a good show for her to watch and it is helping her talk. My biggest problem is when I am at home my T.V. is on 24/7 even when I sleep. I can't sleep when it is not on, even if I'm not watching it, it is always on in the background. My daughter will watch any kids show that is on T.V. and when we change the channel she will start to scream and cry. When she does that I never turn it back. I am trying to break my T.V. habbit with very little success. It has been either rain or extremly hot here so I find it hard to go outside in the afternoon, so the T.V. is on. Does any one have any suggestions on how to keep her occupied without Dora or any other kids shows? I tried to let her colour but she would rather put them in her mouth other than colour on the paper. Any learning games? Anything that does not involve T.V.? Thanks for any help anyone could give me.