Pretend you and your child are packing for a trip. It can be for a visit to a family member’s house or an imaginary trip, like to outer space. Take turns naming things to bring. As they get older, you can try coming up with things in alphabetical order.
See what your child is learning
As they think of what to bring, they use what they already know to plan for the future. This is thinking critically to plan and thinking flexibly to come up with new and creative ideas. Taking turns also helps your child practice their self-control.