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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

Get your child to think up a tasty feast their toys might enjoy – and then get them to write everything down in a shopping list. They could think about how many potatoes they’d need to buy? What’s for dessert?

Lots of kids are fascinated by space, and the idea of walking on the moon. You could take a chat about space travel even further, and watch some YouTube videos together, or interviews with astronaut Tim Peake. A question like ‘What would you take into space?’ could inspire some fun replies! And you could help your child to write down five items they would take into space with them.

Writing a list can be a great way for kids to use their imagination. Ask your child what they’d pack if they were going into the jungle? What might they find there, and would they need to include any special items?