WFMW June 21
Trying to teach kids their phone numbers can be a challenge. I had not been able to get my 5 year old to do so. That is, until I came upon this little trick. We took our home phone number and put it to music (Old McDonald). He now gleefully sings it whenever you ask. The 3 year old almost has it down, too. To avoid confusion, we put HOH's and my cell numbers to different tunes, and they are gradually learning these as well. In time, I will get creative enough to put our address to music, as they don't know this either, but for now, we're working on significant phone numbers.
Of course, the song trick is not limited to phone numbers, or even addresses. We have also used it successfully for a little ditty to remind the boys that all of need to strive to please God not ourselves. There's only two options on the shelf: pleasing God or pleasing self. That is the saying, and we made up our own song and words to elaborate on it (not just me - Bubba helped too). But, that saying is for another post.