Grocery Run Game for Auditory Memory Skills [Win an iBook!]

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This one is a big hit with kids and parents. The Grocery Run Game enhances auditory memory skills, and it’s a great way for you and your child to work together. (It also helps you remember to get everything from the grocery store that you went for in the first place!)

The first 10 people to play the game and follow the instructions at the end of this post will receive a code download the new ListenLoveLearn iBook for the iPad, Little Red Riding Hood, for free! It’s absolutely gorgeous, fun and engaging, and it’s built on my proven methods for listening and language skills development.

Even if you’re not in the first 10, starting this afternoon and ending one week from this post (until October 17, 2012) anyone can download the iBook from the App Store for 50% off!

Buy Little Red Riding Hood App Store

The price after 50% off is only $3.99.

It’s a different experience every time you read this interactive “app-book” with your child.

How to play the Grocery Run Game

  1. Before a trip to the grocery store, make a short shopping list with your child.
  2. Talk about what’s on the list, and write the items down together.
  3. Fold the list and put it in the child’s pocket.
  4. When you get to the grocery store, ask him what items he can remember to pick up!
  5. When he’s remembered everything he can, he can pull out the list and see how he did.


  • Depending on your child’s age and ability, use three to five items. You can add more as your child gets better at the game.
  • Try using a category of items; e.g., “fruits and veggies” or “things that come in a box.”
  • If you’re a speech-language pathologist, teach parents the game — or make a pretend grocery run in the therapy setting!

Tell us how you two did; first 10 can download Little Red Riding Hood for free

Play the Grocery Run Game and share how your child or client did in a post on Pocket SLP’s Facebook wall. The first 10 to do so will receive a code to download the Little Red Riding Hood iBook for the iPad at no charge.

Pocket SLP is the amazing speech-language therapy app developer I’ve partnered with to create the ListenLoveLearn series.

Thanks for playing, reading, and being part of ListenLoveLearn! Now and always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories. Please get in touch with me by leaving a message through this form.

With warm wishes,

Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP

Little Red Riding Hood's grocery basket

A page from the iBook. Little Red Riding Hood has been playing Grocery Store Run herself!

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