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Doing the food shopping doesn’t have to be boring – honestly. Here are some quick ideas to help you keep your child occupied, and get your groceries done all at the same time – sorted.

Reading tips to try next time you go to the shops

Tip #1: Supermarket challenge

Tell your child what you’re looking for, then when they find the item you can read the name and check the price together.

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Tip #2: Read the packets

Picking out a can or food packet, and helping your child read the label is a fun way for them to read while they’re out and about with you. After sounding out the first letter, they could then look for other items that begin with the same letter - like milk, margarine, and marmalade.

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Tip #3: Spot the signs

First, you can tell your children what item you’re looking for - then ask them to read the signs above the aisles to work out where to find it. Once you’ve got the right aisle, for the final part of the puzzle they can help you spot the item and tell you how much it costs.

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Last updated: 26 Oct, 2018


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