Kids Go Shopping

An everyday activity like shopping can be a great way to help the school kids learn. Looking signs and talking about prices can help the kids build literacy and numeracy skills. And the understanding of food choices can help the kids learn about healthy eating.

It can be hard for young kids to understand the value of money if they never see it. If you take money out of an ATM, tell your kids about how it got there.

Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the potential intent to purchase a suitable selection of them.

Shoppers' shopping experiences may vary, based on a variety of factors including how the customer is treated, convenience, the type of goods being purchased, and mood.

Window shopping is a term referring to the browsing of goods by a consumer with or without the intent to purchase. Window shopping is often practiced by a particular segment, known as the recreation-conscious or hedonistic shopper. Recreational shopping is characterized by the consumer's engagement in the purchase process, and recreational shoppers are those consumers who see the act of shopping as a form of enjoyment. Other consumers use window shopping as part of the planning activity for a later purchase.

How can you help your kids to develop their speaking skills when they are away from the classroom? One way is to encourage the kids to speak with shop assistants when their out for shopping.

This lesson is about going shopping with the school kids for foodstuffs, to develop their vocabulary of shopping and gives them the confidence to ask for items in a shop. The aim of the lesson is to;

  1. To enable kids to ask for food and drink items in a shop

  2. To develop kids' vocabulary of food containers and collocations

There is one important thing about this lesson and that is to teach how family budget influence choices. This is to help the kids understand why mummy can't buy everything they want.

Price, Value, and Budget

There is also important as a teacher to teach the kids how to keep price, value, and budget in mind at the shops. The steps below can help the kids understand and keep in mind the price, value and budget at the shops.

  1. If you have a list and a spending limit, stick to them. If the kids can read, you could give them the list and they can help you stick to it. And if the kids can add up, they could help you keep to your spending limit.

  2. Teach the kids about what you are buying and why. For example, 'I am choosing this brand of milk because we can get two tins for the same price as one tin in the other brand.

  3. If you are not sure, read the label and pause before buying. Is this the product we want? If it's an expensive purchase, you might also like to ask the salesperson to show you how the product works, or check what's inside the box.

  4. Don't be afraid to say no. This will help the kids to learn about not giving in to pressure from salespeople or special offers.

  5. Keep the receipt. Let the kids know that it's OK to take something back if it's faulty or parts are missing, they need the receipt to do that follow up.

It was a nice outing with my kids and the teaching crew. Let me know your thought on this lesson and how you wish it would have been done. Hey guys! waiting for your response at the comment session. I'm out!


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