What you will need
Words you can use
What to do
Encourage the children to play the roles of the storeowners, employees, and shoppers.
If necessary, facilitate their play by providing materials for the store or by acting as a shopper.
The children will shop, ask for certain foods, and go through the "checkout counter." Let them select the roles that they will play, and let the activity evolve as the childrendesire.
While shopping the children will use description language as they communicate what they want (both food and nonfood items) and how much they need.
Play money and a cash register enrich this activity and add an additional stimulus for both receptive and expressive language.
If appropriate, add the roles of the farmer, delivery person, etc.