Going shopping? Make a shopping list and create a story together about the items on the list to remember them: “Once there was a dragon who … loved to eat carrots and slept on a can of soup” At the store, encourage your child to retell the story and hunt for each item, checking it off the list. Take turns adding new items to the story.
See what your child is learning
When you and your child make up stories together, you’re encouraging them to think creatively. When you ask them to retell the story to find the items on the shopping list, you’re building their memory and making learning fun.