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Shop ’til you Read, Write, Count

Shopping is much more fun when there’s two of you. You could write a shopping list together, find the items and count the money at the checkout. This way, you won’t just get everything you need – you’ll have plenty of laughs along the way. Watch this short video to see all the ways you can make a shopping trip a shopping experience.

Handy tips

Making crayon rubbings of coins is a great way to help your child find out about the numbers on coins, and the different sizes of each coin.

Put some music on, dance around, and get your child to count out different actions with you – like 10 hops or 16 jumps – in time to the music. It’s a good way to use up some excess energy too!

Pick somewhere your child goes to a lot – like their school, or the park, or a shop – and ask them to write down directions for how to get there from your home.