Kids love to play shops and it's a fantastic, fun way to help develop their communication, social, cognitive and mathematical skills. You don't need to spend money to set up a play shop at your place, all you need is your recyclables. This can be changed to either make it easier or more advanced depending on your child's age and ability. Here are some ideas on how to do it. It won't take very long to set up.
: 15 minutes to set up
: any age
Extra idea: to make the boxes last longer you could cover them in clear book contact.
Now you have a pretend shop for your kids to have a ball in. It's great imaginary play with so many opportunities. Invite some friends over to play in your shop. Perhaps turn it into a cafe or other food place instead by adding some tables and chairs. What about adding a chalkboard to your shop scene? They will have so much fun and will learn so many important life concepts without even realising it.
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