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One thing I’ve been doing lately before we go to the grocery store is talking with my son about healthier food options. We’ll discuss what we might be in the mood for and come up with a general menu. As we go through the store, we’ll talk about organic options and seek those out first. We have found over the past few years that having organic foods does make a real difference in how we feel so we try to buy organic as much as possible. My son likes to help pick out fruits and vegetables and he keeps the grocery list as well (he says he enjoys crossing items off the list as we go along). We’ve even discussed ways to recycle bags as a result of our Earth Day lessons. Incorporating educational elements in everyday scenarios is a great way to expand learning.

These are some ideas:

  • Food classification: by type, size, weight or color
  • Difference between fruits and vegetables
  • Is it ripe?
  • What’s an expiration date?
  • Counting (food items, aisles or currency)
  • Differences between organic, natural, fresh, frozen and processed
  • Where does food come from?
  • Differences and similarities between grocery store and farmer’s market
  • What’s on the label?
  • The Five Senses
  • Careers, Goods, Services
  • Paper or Plastic bags (check out)
  • Menu (calendar)
  • List of items (form of writing; organizational skills)
  • Budget (money; critical thinking skills)
  • Code Adam, Amber Alert, Weather alets and other safety issues
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This entry was posted on May 4, 2012 by in Health & Nutrition, Life Skills and tagged , , , , , , , .
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