I know what to expect going shopping


Help your child to understand why we need to shop, where you will be going and what will happen when you get there. Use this set to prepare for your shopping trips and as a visual guide whilst shopping.

Kit contains:

Basic pack (£11)

Optional extras

Option 1: grocery shopping (+£11)
Option 2: clothes and shoe shopping (+£2)

WARNING: Please note – TomTag is not a toy.
Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.



Do trips to the shop make your child anxious, upset and stressed? Do they become easily overwhelmed by the bright lights, noises, smells and crowds leading to sensory overload and meltdowns?

Prepare for a shopping trip with a visual schedule that explains where you’re going, what you plan to  buy and how we’ll get there. Particularly when shopping for clothes and shoes, it’s good to know about what’s going to happen inside the shop too such as having to take off shoes, getting measured and trying new things on.

Bright lights, music playing and noisy crowds are all common triggers for sensory overload but using a visual list of emotions and feelings can help a child to express their issues and remember calming techniques. 

There are lots of behavioural and social expectations to remember where a visual support can be useful reminder; like holding someone’s hand and walking together, not shouting or touching things.

Typical users might include:

  • Visual learners
  • Children and young people with autism, ASD, ADHD
  • Children and young people with communication difficulties
  • Children and young people with developmental disabilities

Optional extras:

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Additional information

Kit type

basic kit, basic plus grocery pack, basic plus shoes/clothes, basic plus grocery pack and shoes/clothes