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Win a copy of Let’s Go Shopping Peppa!

Today I’m taking part in Ladybird’s Let’s Go Shopping Peppa! blog tour. A brand new Peppa Pig book has just been released and we were very excited to be sent a copy and have one to giveaway too at the end of this post.

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First of all let me tell you about Let’s Go Shopping Peppa!. In this book Peppa and her family need something tasty for lunch. It’s time for a trip to the supermarket! Mummy Pig is very keen on just getting the things on her shopping list, but when they get to the checkout, something else has appeared in the trolley…

Both my children adore Peppa and her family and loved this book. It feels slightly more interactive than previous Peppa books as you can follow them around the shop and count the items they need. It’s a really fun story and a nice addition to our library of Peppa books. You can also see a sneak preview of the book here.

Ladybird's Let's Go Shopping Peppa!I’m fortunate that my children are quite well behaved when we do our weekly food shop. I think it helps if you make shopping for groceries as fun as possible. My top tips for having fun whilst food shopping include:

  • make a shopping list so you know exactly what you need to buy
  • get your children involved by helping you find products, putting them on the conveyor belt and packing the shopping bags

shopping with children

  • make sure you go after breakfast or lunch so you are not hungry
  • promise a small treat after the shopping like a trip to the park or an ice-cream
  • download this fun and free shopping checklist activity sheet for little ones to complete at the supermarket, we took one with us when we went food shopping in Sainsburys recently and my 3 year old loved checking off each product as we found it

shopping with children

Win a copy of Ladybird’s Let’s Go Shopping Peppa!

Peppa Pig: Let’s Go Shopping Peppa! by Ladybird is out now in paperback, priced £6.99, and I have one copy to giveaway. For your chance to win please answer the question and leave a blog comment below. Good luck!

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If you want to check out the first blog in the blog tour then pop over to Anna at In The Playroom.



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    Tracy Nixon
    May 29, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Let them get involved with finding the items on your list!

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    Ashleigh Allan
    May 29, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Make it into a game – hunting for things and trying to find things a certain colour etc

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    kim neville
    May 29, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I get my kids to find the items on our shopping list and they pick a treat after we have all the shopping 🙂

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    Spencer Broadley
    May 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I give them a small list and a basket to get the items, while I do the main shoppping and let them choose a magazine

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    iain maciver
    May 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Let them get involved with finding the items on your list

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    Victoria Mylittlel
    May 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    a dummy and a toy helps us a lot when shopping

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    Cheron Titus
    May 29, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I make mine a treasure hunt for all items that are round, square, triangular etc

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    kayleigh Bates
    May 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    My husband plays hide and seek with my monster

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    Elizabeth Hinds
    May 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I find getting them involved really helps…talking through what you’re buying and what you’ll be using it for, etc, stops them from getting bored as quickly and playing up!

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    Emma Archer
    May 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Involving them as much as you can, letting them weigh fruit and veg etc and holding the list

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    Anthony Harrington
    May 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    we play the first one to spot an item and also get them to help find things

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    Stacey Tripconey
    May 29, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Get them to find certain products on the shopping list

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    Tammy Westrup
    May 29, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    My little man is happy if I say he can pay with the card when we get to the till!

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    Sarah Gray
    May 29, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    My daughters love to help with the shopping. My 8 year old gets things on the list and my 2 year old puts them in the trolley. Also when we use quickcheck (scanning as we go) they both love zapping the products.

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    Ms Suan Watts
    May 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Let them help putting things in the basket

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    Rachel Craih
    May 30, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Children like to be involved / busy / occupied. They can help by being cooperative, making the shopping trip interesting by being involved in task /s. Such as finding a specific item which is on the shopping list. Important to involve all the children present, encourage cooperation and task being appropriate to each child’s age and stage of development / understanding, physical capability etc.

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    leanne weir
    May 30, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I get my kids to find the items on our shopping list which can go one of 2 ways

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    Paula Readings
    May 30, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Let them help.

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    Samantha R
    May 30, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I point out the items that I want, my 3 year old picks things up and throws them in the basket or trolly

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    Nikki Stewart
    May 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Make it fun and set them mini challenges to keep them occupied (e.g find something with a red label)

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    Simon C
    May 30, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    My girls love helping, so make them feel like they’re being useful by getting them help you find the next thing on the shopping list.

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    Victoria L
    May 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Get them to look for things on your shopping list or play I-spy

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    Susie Wilkinson
    May 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Make sure you leave plenty of time, there’s no such thing as nipping in for a few items! I get them to find the items on the shelves for me, good to encourage their reading too!

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    Alex Tulloh
    May 31, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Racing round in the trolley!

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    May 31, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Let them make there own list and find the items.

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    Chris Andrews
    May 31, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Tell me your top tip for having fun whilst food shopping with children. . . . . . get them involved – finding items, choosing which items, load the trolley, load the conveyor belt etc

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    Lauren McMullan
    June 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Give them some fresh fruit to snack on whilst holding the shopping list

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    Angie Daly
    June 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    My nearly 4-year-old helps me to search for the things on my list… She’s a very good helper!

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    Karen Barrett
    June 1, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Ellie has her own shopping basket and a list with very important things on 🙂

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    June 1, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    get them involved

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    June 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

    They love to get involved and suggest ideas!

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    aaron broad
    June 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Get them involved but don’t spend too long as will eventually get bored

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    June 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Try and get them involved with helping with the list. Annoyingly my husband idea is putting Sam on his phone in the trolley playing Peppa Pig puzzles (which I don’t particularly like him doing-but it does keep him quiet!!

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    June 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    let them find the items for you

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    Rebecca Cusick
    June 2, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I let my little boy help find things and let him choose which bag/tin/box we get so he thinks its all different and he’s picking the best one 🙂

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    Kristina Trick
    June 2, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I get my two year old to point out the items for me and I tell her why we are buying it, e.g this is for breakfast, this is for cleaning etc.

    I give her items to put onto the conveyor belt which she really enjoys.

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    Andrea-Louise Edge
    June 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    With my 3 year old i do a shopping list with pictures of the items i need and get her to help find them

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    Jessica Powell
    June 3, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Setting them items to find

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    laura stewart
    June 3, 2015 at 9:37 am

    play games can you find the apples?

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    judy kennedy
    June 3, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    My son has a shopping trolley & she is responsible for putting three items in his basket

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    Heather T
    June 3, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Trying to read the signs in the aisles

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    Michelle Banks
    June 3, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    i always read my list out and my grandaughter finds the things and puts them in the trolly x

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    Rachel Butterworth
    June 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Give the kids items to find to keep them occupied.

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    Jo Carroll
    June 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    You mean food shopping with kids can be fun!!?? Only thing I can think of is to give them each a calculator and award a prize for who’s closest to how much I have to spend…;)

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    June 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    We take our little ones shopping trolley and give them a list of little things to put in their trolley and have a list for ours and they get to take the item off the shelf if they can and put it in the right basket. They get rewarded at the end if they’ve been good going round.

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    Linda McGarrigle
    June 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I give them their own shopping list keeps them engaged i always make sure we shop where there is easy access to a bathroom …i don’t know what it is with my girls but shops always seem to make them want to go to the loo the minute they get there x

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    Lisa Jones
    June 5, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Let them help you find the items on your list 🙂

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    helen carter
    June 5, 2015 at 10:08 am

    my granddaughter Emma loves peppa pig

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    Corinne Peat
    June 5, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Set them tasks and items to find.

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    Michaela Hannah
    June 6, 2015 at 6:23 am

    I get my oldest to help me choose the fruit and veg which he loves

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    Kerry Elsworth
    June 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    go to tesco, my 2 year old likes to do the ‘shop and scan’ machine!

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    claire woods
    June 7, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Get them involved with looking after the list.

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    G Keegan
    June 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Naming all the food as we go round the store

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    June 8, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Asking her to make a list

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    kay lou smith
    June 8, 2015 at 9:53 am

    My daughter likes to help by getting things. Whilst this keeps her occupied it does mean that sometime when it comes to paying we have extras!

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    Christine Caple
    June 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Let them help you choose

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    michelle walford-bratton
    June 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Fab giveaway, my daughter woyld love this she Peppa pig.obsessed! Fingers crossed thanks for the chance x

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    Tammy Tudor
    June 8, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Involve them by letting them help with the list and finding shopping games online

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    Leila Benhamida
    June 9, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I get my daughter to hold the shopping list and the pencil then cross the item off when we put it in the trolley.

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    pamela gossage
    June 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Play food I spy as you go round

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    hayley knapp
    June 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    let them help xx

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    Laura Asplin
    June 9, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Get them to count the vegetables

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    Rebecca Phillips
    June 10, 2015 at 12:38 am

    my little boy loves telling me what items are when i point them out. hes so proud of himself when he gets them right

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    Celia West
    June 10, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Get them involved in finding the items

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    Kat Allinson
    June 10, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I get them to pick items off the shelves and the youngest puts them in the trolley for me

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    Victoria Cunniff
    June 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Well my little one is only 2 so she gets to hold the list and I let her put the items in the trolley. We also look out for funny things we can spot in the aisles!

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    Janet Carter
    June 11, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Never take them shopping if they are tired or hungry and let them help you.

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    Holly Boyd
    June 11, 2015 at 9:23 am

    We go to the toy section where they both pick out a cuddly toy to keep them company and at the end of the trip we say goodbye and put them back.

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    June 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Have a list so you can get them to pick bits xx

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    laura groom
    June 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Getting my daughter to help find things is the best way to get her to enjoy herself!

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    Angela Paull
    June 11, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Get them to help choose what you’re going to buy

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    Jade h
    June 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Let them find and put things in the basket

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    June 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Marking items we already found on the list 🙂

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    tina edwards
    June 11, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    give them a small list and let them help find the items you need

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    June 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Top tips are to ensure not to spend to long and to get your child involved i.e finding items

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    jessica newman
    June 11, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    try and involve them in finding shopping and packing they love it

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    Lucy Robinson
    June 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I take a pencil and let the kiddies crossed the things off the shopping list. x

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    Gillian Hutchison
    June 11, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    We make a list each before going (glue and sissors). The children normally only have a few items as its always pictures of foods from magazines and leaflets. It makes it more fun as they are looking out for certain things, plus they get 5 mins in the toy aisle at the end if they have behaved,

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    rachael jones
    June 11, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    food ABC , finding foods beginning with each letter , educational and fun

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    Kerry Lethbridge
    June 11, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Delivery is so cheap I avoid it like the plague

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    claire little
    June 11, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    play eyespy

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    Danielle Graves
    June 12, 2015 at 12:18 am

    i get my little boy to help a little bit and we point to items and see if he can say what they are

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    Beccy Rowley
    June 12, 2015 at 7:35 am

    My little girl loves food shopping as I always use the self scan in Sainsbury’s and get her to help me scan the shopping.

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    Emma Fox
    June 12, 2015 at 8:33 am

    My son helps to find the items we need. Fun for him not always for me!

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    Laura Pritchard
    June 12, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Always have a £1 coin for the inevitable bribing needed so they can go on the Thomas the Tank engine ride by the tills 🙂

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    Emma Whittaker
    June 12, 2015 at 11:40 am

    We find the items together and then my daughter picks them off the shelf and puts them in the trolly 🙂

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    Laura Elizabeth Davies
    June 12, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Get them to helpif possible

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    June 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Give your child the list to tick off.

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    Alison O
    June 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Get them to help pick stuff out. Failing that, bribe them with chocolate

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    Jennifer B
    June 12, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I let him help put things in the trolley – nothing too easily damaged of course!

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    Rebecca Lis
    June 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    I let her help! Easiest way for everyone! PS where is your daughters jumper from its gorgeous!

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    Chantelle Kemp
    June 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Turn it into a hunt to see who can find the items the quickest. Whoever wins gets to choose the treats we enjoy in the car on the way home 🙂

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    Hannah Igoe
    June 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    My kids love the scanner and have loads of fun using it – I let them take control!

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    Janice Mackin
    June 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    My children like to put things in the basket.

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    Sarah Phillips
    June 12, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    My twins are having to practice their reading and writing these days so I let them write the list and find the items in the shop 🙂

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    mellanie forster
    June 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Getting them involved ,get them to pack the fruit and veg

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    Caroline Signey
    June 12, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Mine try and name everything as we put it in the trolley

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    Barbara Handley
    June 12, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I have a list of things I want to buy and my grandchildren try to find as many as possible for me. They like to compete to see who can spot the items first.

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    katie skeoch
    June 12, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    I let my boys tick off the shopping list, a bag of grapes works well too!!

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    pauline black
    June 12, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    We ask jayden to pick the items off the shelf and put them in the trolley. Participation is essential!

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    karen Howden
    June 12, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    let them hold some of the shopping

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    Natalie Crossan
    June 12, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I always promise a treat so that shopping goes smoothly 🙂 xx

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