Play pretend shopping by using everyday items from your kitchen cupboards, that your child will recognise, such as an apple, a packet of cereal, a small tin of beans and a carrot (four to five items is enough to start with). Put them on a low table, which has now become ‘the shop’. Give your child a fabric bag, ask them to go to the shop and “buy me a carrot”. Begin by only asking for one item and if this goes well, you can then ask for two or maybe three items next time!
When you are outside, you can play ‘run and touch’. For example, say “run and touch the tree” or “run and touch the swing”. Start with naming one thing and if this goes well, you can add another place, so “run and touch the tree and then the swing”.