Shopping? Give your child a copy of your shopping list or a few of the store’s coupons, talking back and forth about what they’re looking at. Point to a word or picture on your list or on a coupon and say, “Look, we need bananas. Let’s go find some together”

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You’re helping your child learn to develop self-control when you give them the opportunity to use words and pictures as a way to focus. When you involve them in tasks like shopping, you also give them a sense of responsibility, something they will need in school and in life.

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