Doodlebuckets lets you know of some simple ideas that will let your kids stay happy when you go shopping.
Shopping with kids could be trouble because they find it boring and want to be engaged. Here is how you can make the experience fun for them too.
Let them help
You can ask your child to help you with the shopping. If you go on shopping not getting the child involved then your child is sure to get bored. Instead, ask him to offer suggestions and ask him to push the trolley or put the stuff in the trolley. This will let the child be involved and he will start to enjoy the process. Your child will also feel important.
Teach healthy food habits
This is a great place where you can talk to your child and explain about healthy food choices. Explain to your child why crisps and candies are not good and why you should eat more of fresh fruits and vegetables. Then ask your child to pick up some fruits and vegetables that he would like to eat and introduce him to healthy eating.
Plan a meal with your child
You could do a simple activity when you go grocery shopping. Come up with a dish that you would want to prepare with your child. Keep it simple and something that you can make with some basic ingredients. This could be a salad of a sandwich. Now ask your child to list out the stuff that you would need to make the dish. Give the responsibility to your child to make purchases for the dish. He hunts for the ingredients and enjoys picking up and buying stuff.
Shopping with kids can get troublesome. Not anymore when you decide to involve your kids in the shopping experience.