One of the great traditions of the holiday season is food shopping. This can be a real chore with a preschooler. Before you go shopping try reading one of these charming books about trips to the market. Talk with your child about how you will be going shopping. Then as you shop narrate your trip through the store. For example – “now we’re getting to the store, look we’re shopping for vegetables just like the characters in the book, soon we’ll be checking out with the cashier”. Your child might not understand you just yet but hopefully now shopping is a game and a story. Do you have any favorite books about shopping or food – please share them in the comments!