Sometimes kids like their independence. They need some quiet time without the television blaring. Stress release is good for them. Every parent needs the same thing too sometimes.
Try some books on CD. Kids can learn to use the player and even follow along with these classic stories with the books found in the children's section of Warsaw Public Library.
Find many more kids audio books on OWWL.
The mouse and the motorcycle [sound recording] 2006
The jungle book [sound recording] 2009
Pippi Longstocking [sound recording] 2005
The cricket in Times Square [sound recording] 2004