Memorization: We practice memorizing our address and telephone number in the car. When you pull onto your street point out the street sign and repeat the name of your street. When you pull into your driveway or park show your child the house or apartment number.
Making it fun: Is there a little story you and your child can make up using your address and telephone number? For example,
Once upon a time there was a boy named Scott who lived at _______________. He loved dinosaurs. He loved them so much that one day while he was missing them because he was grocery shopping with mom he asked to call them. He carefully dialed ________________ and . . . . . then you can go from there.
You can even print it up, making a book on the computer so your child can read their best seller over and over again.
Making it a game: Those playing cards are good for so many things. Place playing cards on the table and have your child “match” to their telephone number. The first few times write your telephone number down on a piece of paper and have them arrange the playing cards in order to match it. After awhile have them line the cards up without a prompt.
Teach your child the area code with their telephone number. Unfortunately you never know when the area code will be needed.
Talk to your child about 911 during these learning sessions and remind them it is only for emergencies.
Include City and State (zip code can wait) when learning an address – but get the house number and street first. Don’t be surprised if your child learns the street before the house number.
Celebrate your child’s achievement with this free printable award certificate!