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Make Shopping At The Supermarket A Learning Experience

Nwakaego Nwaifejokwu | Aug 3, 2022

Make Your Child's Next Trip  


To The Supermarket


 A Learning Opportunity! 



Here are a few ideas…      

👩🏽‍🏫Tip 1.   Introduce the concept of a budget.  Explain what a budget is and why we use one then set the budget for your trip to the supermarket.  Bring along a calculator to keep track of your spending.  


👩🏽‍🏫Tip 2.  Have your child write the shopping list.  If your child is not yet writing,  they can draw the pictures of the items to buy for a shopping list.  Have them read from the shopping list while you shop. 


👩🏽‍🏫Tip 3. While shopping at the supermarket, ask your child to read the food labels and their ingredients to you.  If your child is too young to independently read, you can read aloud the labels to him or her as you shop


👩🏽‍🏫Tip 4. While picking out your fruits and vegetables show your child how to weigh food on a scale.  Allow them to practice weighing different foods then have them calculate the total cost.  This is a great opportunity to practice some mental math (computing  numbers in your head)


👩🏽‍🏫Tip 5. Model for your child the practice of comparing retail prices for finding the best value for your money.  Children will learn and understand the value of money when they begin to recognize the importance of comparing different brands to stay within a budget.


👩🏽‍🏫Tip 6. Lastly, the checkout is great for the practice of adding for the total and subtracting for the difference.  If you are using cash, your child can count the change at the end of your transaction.



For more ideas follow my blog ‘The Teachable Tutor’s Thoughts'  

@ Oma Learning Academy

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