Last week I got a little garden set for Reuben and it included a little basket and it hit me, it looks like a cute wee shopping basket so from that day on, I knew my child would be encouraged to help with the food shop.
I came up with a little shopping list that would fit inside his basket without being too heavy and also things he liked. I also wanted him to pick something up that was a little bit boring to him hence the chopped tomatoes.
Explained the list to him a few times and tried to get him to remember all the items which he almost did, but once we got to the aisle they are kept on he got enthusiastic. I just don't think he recognised the words at all and just decided to put them out of his mind.
Really proud he done so well being so tired and I will change the last item on the shopping list every week so keep him on his toes a little.