Last week Curly and I were discussing the fact that were were out of bubble soap for the bathtub. We'd been out for quite a while, as a matter of fact, since we always forgot to add it to whatever current list I had going at the time. For fun, I suggested that Curly start a new list with that very item. She's never done anything of the kind before so I didn't know how she would react.
Well, she was thrilled to get to use an adult pen and list paper and she solemnly set to work. I tried to get her to spell it herself, just to see what she'd do.
She was so excited about her list that I let her add several other important items, then we were off to the store. While we shopped, she held the list herself, reading off items, making sure we didn't forget anything. A very great help.