True story- there was a gal in my college class in Alaska that was a "nanny" we became friends, and I studied with her while her two charges were asleep- they were 4 and 2. I was always amazed that these kids napped so hard.
One night when we out to a party she confided in me that she gives her "charges" Nyquil!!!!!!!!!!
That way she can get her homework done without having to put up with them! I ended up reporting her to the agency that she worked with- they fired her after investigating. The mother called me to thank me for reporting her. It truly stunned me-
You need activities for these kids, drawing, coloring books, activity boards, stickers, Get a huge cardboard box, the kind a small refrigerator comes in and take it over there, let them decorate it, you cut holes in it and let them have a castle, or a house or whatever their imagination wants them to do- read to them, tell them made up stories, play hide and seek- just have fun with them- they are fun at that age when they aren't yours-
and you can just give them back-
Also look online for activities for small kids there are tons of websites