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Tips for Teaching Kids How to Shop for Groceries

Go ahead, throw a little fun in your lessons!

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By now, you probably know all the ins and outs of the grocery store, so the market holds very few surprises. Consider what it would be like to shop for foodstuffs in another country, though. Imagine how it would feel to shop where all the labels are in a foreign language. You'd have to discover what you wanted by looking at the pictures -- and that doesn't even start to relay how stressful it would feel to keep a running total of how much everything costs -- in a foreign currency.

Now you have some idea of how alarming it can be for a child to shop for groceries. It doesn't have to be that way, though. With some patient coaching, the grocery store can be a fun and educational place for a child to visit. On the next pages, well look at five ways to demystify the market and give your child a basket full of ideas for his first solo grocery run.

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