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Training for Future Shoppers Begins with Dramatic  Play Pretend Shopping

It's hard to find a preschool child who doesn't like to play pretend grocery store. It seems that the more realistic the props, the more engaged a child will be. We have "real" shopping carts and shopping baskets. Add well-stocked shelves, a cash register, and bags for bagging groceries and your pint-sized customers will start lining up! You can rotate the kind of store to keep it interesting. Children might like shopping at a clothing store, a farmer's market, or a pet store. Keep lots of props on hand so you can easily change the theme.

 

Becker's Market Bags

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Let's introduce children to reusable shopping bags.  This set of 4 cloth bags is perfect for today's shopper.  9½" x 9.  Set of 4.  Ages 3+... More Info

Becker's "I’m A Grocer" Kit

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This is pretend play at its best!  Instantly convert your dramatic play area in to a Grocery Store and watch the customers line up!  Children practice social interactions, literacy and math skills... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Grocery Cart

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To market, to market…Our durable metal grocery cart looks just like those in real stores!  Sturdy metal construction includes pivoting front wheels, a folding doll seat and protective corner bumpers... More Info

To Market To Market Bags

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Becker's To Market To Market 6 Book Set

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The To Market to Market 6 book set is a Becker’s exclusive that can be the start of a thematic unit. Set up a pretend market in your classroom. Learn math facts as you price and sell items.  Broaden... More Info

Imagination Station

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A stage, a store, a drive-up window-this Imagination Station has it all for your puppet theater needs! Shelves for puppet storage. Write-n-Wipe or Flannel fronts. Curtain rods included, optional... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand

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Whatever the season or weather this wooden play center can perform double duty!  You can decide whether to run a store or sell lemonade today!   Featuring portable plastic bins for pretend shopping or... More Info

Sprouts­ Shopping Baskets

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Grab a stack of freshly designed shopping baskets sized especially for little hands. Perfect for pretend shopping and dramatic play. Set of 4 in New Sprouts colors (orange, green, purple, blue). Oval... More Info

Plentiful Pantry!

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Everything you need for your home pantry or pretend grocery store! Includes 24 solid wood food boxes and over 100 plastic ready-to-eat foods! It's an international food bonanza!   Ages 2+ Teaching... More Info

Shopping Cart

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Durable shopping cart with modern styling includes a large basket to hold play food and groceries. A favorite doll or stuffed toy can ride along in the fold-down seat. Accessories not included. 16½"L... More Info

Melissa & Doug® Grocery Canned Foods

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Promote sorting and grouping canned foods. Melissa and Doug offers this amazing activity that includes opening , closing, filing and stacking lids. These realistic plastic canned foods have lift-off... More Info

Farmers Market Color Sorting Set

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Little gardeners develop color recognition and sorting skills with bushels of realistic, relationally-sized produce. Perfect for dramatic play and nutrition lessons too. Includes activity guide, 25... More Info

Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register

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The perfect addition to any pretend store—no batteries required!  Calculator Cash Register by Learning Resources® was the winner of 23 awards and is the perfect addition to any pretend store. This... More Info

Bonus Bill Assortment

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Big assortment of 500 realistic, play-money bills includes 100 each of $1, $5, $10 and $20, and 50 each of $50 and $100 bills. Aligns with Common Core State Standards.  Grades K-4 CCSS: Measurement... More Info

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