When you take a trip to the grocery store this month, make sure to point out the items that come from the farm.
From produce, to dairy, to the meat section, there are plenty of learning opportunities to share with your child. While you are there, the scale in the produce department may be the best tool in the store for learning and fun. Let your child help you weigh items, especially when you’re buying various types of produce. They may enjoy simply watching the arm on the scale move with each added piece. Toddlers and preschoolers can count the items as you place them on the scale and note how much they weigh. (Some questions to ask: Why do three apples weigh less than two cantaloupes? Which will weigh more, four apples or four oranges?)
When you get home, another fun game is to sort out the grocery items into farm categories: Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, Dairy.