Tuesday 13 September 2011


Pretend Play: Playing Store

Age: From 2.5 years old

Activity Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information:
My friend Yang Li told me that kids at this age would enjoy playing with cash register. I didn't think so. She gave Joshua this cash register from the flea market. Boy, what a hit! Joshua pretended to tbe the cashier. Then he pretended to be the shopper. He ran the "packet milk" on the conveyer belt, put them into the basket and gave it to me, including the change! How right my friend was! I haven't been sensitive to it, but my friend Yang Li was more observant and more sensitive to the critical stage of a child's learning than me. I didn't think that 2.5 year old can be ready to play with such completx concept, that least that seemed to me, but I was wrong!

It then donned on me that recently, maybe a month ago, Joshua started talking about buying oranges, when we ran out of oranges at home. Nowadays, he will remind me to buy biscuits, fish, etc. for him. It seems that he has an understanding of the concept of money and using money to buy things.

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