One for the younger kids today – playing shop is a great activity for the imagination as well as practicing some mental arithmetic.  

The activity: Set up shop

Play with a toy cash register or shop stall. If you don’t have one, why not make one together?! Encourage them to count out coins to pretend-buy and sell small objects. It could be anything from their own toys to fruit from the fruit bowl. Take it turns to be shopkeeper and customer. Talk about how, when the money is spent, it’s gone.

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