Over the last few years, I would watch my cousins a couple times a week. For privacy reasons, their names are "G" (8), "M" (5) and "H" (4). I would assist G with getting ready for school and get him on the school bus. M was in an school program so I would drop him off in the morning and pick him up at noon. H didn't have school so we would spend the most time together. My uncle had a strict rule with the TV/tablets. His rule was the kids had to read for an allotted time before they could use devices. H was still learning to read, so I read what he couldn't and helped him with his reading. When it was time to prepare a meal, I would try to have H help, for example: stirring a bowl. When the weather was nice, we would spend time outside. Occasionally when picking up M, I would take the two youngest to a local bakery for some experience in public. Before I was relieved, I would clean the house to take stress off of the parents.