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Practice tracing telephone number and 911
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Ages: 3.5 to 6
It is crucial that our children learn to successfully learn and dial
their home telephone number
and Emergency 911 for safety reasons.
There are emergency
situations that warrant that our children be able to make a phone call home or
dial 911. Some of these emergency situations can be: a fire, an
accident or sudden illness involving a parent or caregiver and other
The first step is for the child to be able to recognize the numbers
and be able to point to them in the telephone keys. This
requires regular practice to keep the numbers and the process fresh in their minds.
A toy telephone is ideal for this purpose for this makes the
activity more fun. Kids love also to play with a real phone or
cell phone. You can disconnect the phone for a few minutes do
practice the numbers once a week or so.
It is also important to stress that they should not give out their
telephone number to strangers -- only to an authorized person, such
as when calling 911 for example. Also, it is important to
stress that 911 is a number we use only in an extreme emergency and
you can outline what those emergencies are.
Children as young as three have been able to save their parents in
an emergency by being able to dial 911 and also provide vital
information such as phone and address. It can be a life saving
this true story.
By approximately age 3.5+ or earlier, children can be encouraged to trace
emergency 911 and their home phone number and to practice the
Start off by practicing 911 until that is mastered and then practice
the telephone number.
You can easily make tracer pages that can be inserted into plastic
page protectors to use with dry-erase markers and be reused
frequently to practice these important numbers.
Method 1: Print writing
paper suitable for preschool or kindergarten (2 pages or on both
sides of one piece of paper). Write 911 on the top line and the telephone number in a separate
page. Children can practice under your example.
Method 2: Kidzone's
Tracers to create a tracer page with your
telephone number and another with 911.
Tip: To use this tracer page many times simply insert on a
transparent page protector or laminate. Make sure to close the page
protector with some
tape to avoid danger of suffocation. Use dry-erase markers,
these really motivate the child because s/he can quickly make
* Make sure to make a slow demonstration of how the numbers are
traced and then motivate the child to try.
* If you insert the page in a
page protector or laminate, keep it accessible (in the kitchen) and
while the child is waiting for a snack or meal s/he can practice at
the table on a regular basis.
Other Ideas to learn these important numbers:
* Bake cookies using number cookie cutters to practice the telephone
number and 911.
* Make a 911 and/or My Telephone Number Banner and display in
bedroom or near phone area.
* Put a sticker on the toy phone with 911 and the telephone numbers
so child can practice and view frequently.
* Decide on a secret password that only you (parents) and the child
know, that would indicate to the child he should execute the a call
Activity > Craft > DLTK's
Telephone Practice Printable Craft:
This is a real fun paper craft that will help children learn their
telephone, numerals and emergency 911. You also want to add
alphabet activity by writing T is for Telephone on the craft.
The ambulance is an essential and important land
transportation vehicle that is fully equipped for EMS (Emergency
Medical Services) to assist in emergencies when you call 911.
lounge: coloring book, activity pages appropriate for Pre-K and
K (bilingual English & Spanish)
2. Other printable activities: paper
airplane and bookmark
Print 2 pages of writing
paper for preschool and elementary
Dynamic Tracers too make a tracer page with telephone number
and another with 911.
Letter A Ambulance printable
DLTK's Telephone Practice Printable Craft
phone | telephone coloring page