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These days we can get everything we need from the supermarket whether it be food, medicine, photos, or cabbages but more and more people are trying to make the effort to shop locally from small independent shops rather than faceless supermarkets. Here's an idea for an activity to try and remind children (or teach them for the first time) that different produce used to (and still can!) come from different shops other than the supermarket.  Here are a few new shops to introduce:

  • Butcher - selling meat
  • Baker - selling bread
  • Greengrocer - selling fruit and vegetables
  • Pharmacist - selling medicines
  • Cobbler - shoe mender
  • Ironmonger - selling hardware and tools
  • Grocer - selling food
  • Off License - selling wine and drinks
  • Haberdashery - selling fabric and ribbons
  • Florist - selling flowers

Find a few items that might be sold in the above stores and try to learn the vocabulary together.  Play shops and be the different shop keepers selling their various wares.  It's all good practice and good fun!


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