Among the safety rules that kids need to know ASAP is mom or dad’s phone number. This one can seem tricky though, we’ve only just managed to teach the kids to count consecutively, without skipping numbers, and now suddenly they need to recall random numbers all jumbled and out of order.
Knowing a phone number is a great way to help kids stay safe, especially if they ever get lost, they can use it to phone mom and dad from a safe person’s cell phone.
Related: How to teach your child what to do when they get lost
We’ve found a few handy ways to help your child learn mom/dad’s phone number.
One of the easiest ways to learn anything, is to put it to a song. This works great for phone numbers. Choose a favorite tune and work your phone numbers through it. Sing it with your kids whenever you can. I’m sure you’ll find that they quickly are able to sing it back to you!
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One easy way for you to remember to go over the phone number with them regularly is to do it every time you wash hands. Especially if you have a potty training child, you know that you’ll be visiting the restroom and helping your child wash their hands multiple times a day. Use this opportunity to quietly chant (or sing!) your phone number!
If your child is too young to memorize a phone number, or you are traveling and wanting to play it extra safe, get one of these brilliant phone number bracelets.
It seems to be you can order one cheaper than you could buy the beads yourself, but if you already have beads at home, you could easily make one too!
For extra practice download our free printable. Simply subscribe below, and you’ll be sent a free download so you can print your own!
Do your kids know your phone number? If they’ve already learned it, share in the comments about how you taught them so we can add to our number of ways to help the kids practice!
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We taught our 4 year old our phone number by putting it as the unlock code on his tablet.
What about Dad’s phone number?
Such great ideas! We have been trying to this with our four year old.
Heather Werner says
This is a great tool.
Ray A. says
Such great ideas! thanks for sharing..
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