The question I usually have as a parent: my kid usually isn't curl up and sleep sick, so what do I do? And now I have an answer: media reviews.
I'm allowing Nathan to watch TV on Netflix and Crave, whatever he wants (within appropriate content limits) but at the end of each show, he's got to write a 3-4 sentence review of the show or movie. Practice with his handwriting and composition, which he needs.
I can even see this working somewhat for Alex, though I'd probably have to make it more like a questionnaire.
We'll see how it works out.