While in the store, hold up different pairs of things and ask your child how they’re the same or different. You can model this kind of thinking and say, “This pepper is green and this pepper is red, but they’re the same vegetable” Encourage them to describe what they see.
See what your child is learning
Exploring what’s the same and what’s different helps your child learn the skill of making connection””grouping things in different ways. They’re also using communication skills as they explain their thinking.