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From learning to complete classroom tasks on their own, to understanding the importance of responsibilities and making decisions, helping children to develop a sense of independence is essential preparation for adulthood.

Featuring shopping and markets as a backdrop, the below activity and featured life skills lesson from Tiger Time use role play to simulate making independent choices outside of the classroom. 

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Tiger Time Lesson: Fruit and vegetable markets

Featuring an extract on arts and crafts markets in South  Africa, in these two sample lessons from Level 5 of Tiger Time, students take a cultural quiz and role play how to shop for food in a local  market.

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Activity: Market Day

Practising language used in shops, students role play as customers and sellers in this activity and set up their own market in class.

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