Brendan and I have a list of life skills we'd like Elizabeth to acquire by "the age of reason", and this week it seemed logical to focus on how to make a packing list.
Over the course of a few days, Elizabeth figured out what she'd need. Then Mommy wrote it down in a list, complete with pictures so that Elizabeth could read it by herself.
At packing time she was able to go through the list, get all the items she needed and put them in her little suitcase. She managed surprisingly well.