It's an exciting week here at City Hall. Getting ready for opening day at the market makes me think of carefree summer days, flip flops and sunny days spent poolside. It also reminds me of all the afternoons spent watching kids wander through the market with their families. As is always the case with little ones, they enjoy the ability to touch, see and taste things firsthand.
Last year I ran across an article in the August 2011 Family Fun Magazine entitled, "The Farmers Market Book." The author created a photo album for her small children by cutting out pictures of fruits and vegetables they find at the market. Her boys' job at the market would be to match the photo with the real-life product as they browsed through the market.
I loved the idea because it is easy, inexpensive and gives kids something to do while Mom and Dad are shopping. Take a look at the full article at Family Fun Magazine and let me know if you give it a try!