Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" Um, if hes awake during my 5 year olds tv time he watches 1 hour a day broken up by 30 minutes each time. ... [snip!] ... out at home, need a shower or need to clean something while the big kid is at school. Generally we are playing on the floor. "
that's basically how it is for me. It;s more like background noise for DS, except for like one or two shows where he really gets into it and will sit (for a minute) and watch it, then play again.
I always have him on the floor with his toys.