Whether you’re doing the weekly big shop, picking up a few essentials, or shopping online, it’s always good to have a have a wee helper. Checking prices, adding up and counting coins is a practical way you can help your child understand numbers, and make them part of everyday life.
At the check out
What’s in your basket?
Play ‘guess what happens next’ when reading stories together. Kids have a great imagination, and it’s amazing what they can think up!
Choose a letter of the alphabet, then ask your child to write down a food, an animal, a name, and a place that begins with this letter.
Create a tally chart, for example to find out the family’s favourite animal or fruit or TV show. You could also do it the other way round, and find out which vegetable or type of music is their least favourite!