Farmer’s Market Stand

The girls have been playing with their Farmer’s Market Colour Sorting Set all week and this Vegetable Shop appeared at the weekend.

Daisy asked for price tags and I gave her some post-it notes. She got busy pricing her wares and running tabs.

This was another great opportunity for me to see which letters and numbers she needed to practice. She seemed to favour numbers; 3, 5 and 10 (sometimes reversing the 5 and 3). This is consistent with her problems with writing the letter s. Lots of practice is needed to reinforce the correct movement into her kinaesthetic memory.

Here you can see a tab for; Daisy, Mama, Rose and Papa.

When I asked her if she wanted me to pay or put it on my tab she was confused. I explained a tab is when the shop keeper keeps note of the money they are owed and then bill the customer once a week or once a month.

I asked her if I could barter … she was not up for this!

Her pricing was a little irregular but as this is the first time she has set up a pretend shop I decided not to intervene. $10 for one corn???

Rose was chastised for stealing the produce!

Apparently, if you were too close to the Farmer’s Market Stall you would be priced too!

Learning Opportunities:

  • Number recognition
  • Writing simple words
  • Writing numbers
  • Counting to 20
  • Sorting by colour, shape, texture
  • Adding to 10

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