KIDS SHOULD LEARN THEIR ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER
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It’s always a good idea to teach your preschoolers their address and phone number for their own safety, in case you get separated. This can be made into a fun song or game through visual pictures to help them memorize the details. Here are a few ideas to help:
Make up a rhyme using your street number first, such as “My door is number 4 and my street is Bears Paw”. You can sing these little verses over and over in the car until it becomes familiar to them. If you can’t put together a song, choose a familiar song and slot your address or phone number into the words.
As you drive home together each day, point out the freeway exit and street names and they will eventually become familiar with their neighborhood surroundings.
WRITE IT UP
Using some colored markers, let kids copy their address and phone number over and over again until they feel they can read it back. This can be done over a month or two so that they don’t get bored with the activity.
A fun activity is to help them write their own address on an envelope and write their phone number on a piece of paper which they can put into the envelope and mail to themselves. They will enjoy getting their own letter. This will also help them to understand how the mail works.
MAKE BELIEVE PHONE CALLS
A great idea is to let them practice dialling their phone number on a cell phone. Children generally have retentive memories and will enjoy this learning activity. It’s all about the repetitive exercise of doing this several times a week. While you’re at it, teaching them how to dial 911 on your cell phone is also a great idea.
Kids should know where they live and who to call if they get separated from you. Hope these tips help the information stick.