Since Sunday afternoon, we have played "grocery shop" nonstop. I promise you I played for two straight hours the other morning while Z napped!
It all started when Twiggy was throwing a fit that she wanted her daddy to play Barbies with her. But Kee was cooking dinner, so he couldn't. I suggested that we play grocery store. She was hooked! I thought this would be a good opportunity for her to practice her counting skills and numeral recognition (not her strong suites at the moment).
We first had to place price tags on all of our merchandise. She chose between making a 1, 2, 3, or 4 for her price stickers. Then she carefully set up all her wares across the toy room.
Armed with her purse and shopping cart (or buggy as my WV husband calls it) she made her way through our pretend store. She carefully selected items to put in her cart. When she came to the checkout, we placed all the food on the table and counted it. If she had four things, she owed four dollars. With an older child you could actually add up the price tags, but this was too advanced for my daughter.
|Z and Twiggy shopping til they drop!|
|Paying for her groceries!|
And for those of you who are worried...don't worry Daddy was able to join in the fun. We made him the bagger! He even played the part of the customer outfitted with the pink sequin purse. I'm just mad that I didn't get a picture!!!