Children love imaginative play. Playing shop is a favourite game for toddlers through to late primary school aged children. But for some, the game can get boring for them very quickly. Add some extra spark to keep ‘playing shop’ interesting and you’ll be amazed at the educational benefits which can be derived. While playing this common game you can enhance your children’s mathematical thinking, numeracy and measurement skills. Enabling your children to gain an appreciation for maths in everyday life and helping them to feel comfortable thinking mathematically is a gift that starts with adding maths to playtime.

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