Kids can create a real mess in the shop if they are not properly handled. Their curiosity level is so high that they may pick up each and everything that may even be expensive too. Further, this can turn out to be stressful for you. Pre-planning a shopping game with kids might comfort this situation.
Here are some tips that you may rely on to keep them under control.
- Give them the eatables which they like the most. Make sure you keep their favorite chocolate lollipops, or other marshy mellow types of items so that they are fully busy having them. You can readily buy such sweet things that might work as a gift for three years old.
You could also try taking good picture books or even a special toy is enough to meet your need of making them sit manageably. So, keep such things in your handbag.
- Providing the task to locate things. This could work with the grocery shop. Show your list to them and give them a fixed time to complete their task. If they win, consider rewarding them so that they turn helpful next time also.
- Plan for a new game which could be easily played in the store you are visiting. For example, counting the square tiles, walking through the middle of the lines without crossing the borders or even some word games are enough. All these can make their mind and brain busy and so you can enjoy a peaceful shopping.
- Promising them a nice gift. A good-mannered child would be given the chance to play those coin-operated type of play or would be taken to the restaurants to have their desired food of choice. This may surely make your child behave decently in the store. Thereby, you can make them happy when they are along with your shopping.