Playing restaurant involves complex thinking and vocabulary.
Help your child think about going out to eat, the menu, the server, the waiting for food.
Plan the Play
A great way to start is to write a MENU.
Help your child pick out the food and write up a menu. (Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Apple Slices, Juice, Milk, Cookies, etc.)
Young kids can draw or cut out pictures.
Manila folders make great menus.
*Add prices to make it more challenging for older kids.
You’ll need a table, kitchen, notebook and pencil for server, pretend or real food and plates, utensils and napkins.
Plan the Roles
Pick JOBS. Who will be the server, customer, cook, *cashier for older kids?
IMAGINE, PLAY AND LEARN!