Reading for Life: Let's Go Shopping!
© Beverley Paine, 2004
Have your children put together a shopping list from the flyer in the junk mail. Younger children can cut and paste pictures of grocery items and you can scribe the words, or have an older child write them beside the picture. Take the list to the shops and ask the children to find what you need on the shelves. Asking older children to be in charge of the shopping trolley and shopping list gives them the opportunity to develop much more than reading skills. You're encouraging them to take responsibility for their own nutrition, health and well-being.
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