Overview - TEACHING TELEPHONE-PHONE
The Teaching Telephone is an excellent tool for children to learn vital telephone skills. This program includes a colorful, easy-to-use Pretend & Play Teaching Telephone and companion Activity Book. While playing a variety of engaging 'hands-on' activities, children are taught how to call home, 911 Emergency Service, and other important numbers. They also learn telephone etiquette techniques including how to correctly take a phone message, how to leave a message on an answering machine, helpful telephone names, and the relationship of telephones to everyday life.
Pretend & Play Teaching Telephone
Programmable telephone features large numerals and LCD readout, realistic dial tone, and clear audio messages. Program in any number (with or without 1+ area code) and record a message. When children correctly dial the number, they hear your pre-recorded message. The message can be rerecorded as often as needed. Includes 2- by 3-inch note holder and 'AA' batteries.
Pretend & Play Teaching Telephone Activity Book
The 32-page activity book contains 28 captivating, age-appropriate activities to teach important telephone skills in an organized format. Children love Alley Cat, Monty Mouse, and the other charming cartoon characters they meet while developing practical telephone skills through fun, 'hands-on' games.
The easy-to-read Activity Book is arranged in the following sections:
Phone Skill Basis
Reviews the basic parts of a telephone and how to place a call and business card calls. Includes lessons that focus on teaching each user's home telephone number.
Phones and Emergencies
Fun lessons teach students when and how to place 911 calls for police, fire station, and paramedics through 'life situation' games.
Students learn how to take phone messages and how to leave a message on an answering machine.
Phone Book Fun
Easy-to-understand directories teach children how to find phone numbers, addresses, and other important information.
Telephone games like Ring-A-Ling Fun and Make Your Own Phone reinforce basic telephone skills.
This book is intended for adults and children to read together. Teachers find valuable Teaching Notes on Getting Started and Phone Smarts. The authors of this activity book recommend that teachers remind their students about the difference between using a play telephone and a real telephone, especially in case of an emergency.
Interest Level: Grades Pre K-3