Learning their numbers was an important safety lesson for my girls — not just their 1-2-3s, but our phone numbers and family address, too. So I made the digits of our home phone number the password for my smartphone and tablet. To access their games on these devices, my girls had to remember the important sequence. I also wrote our address on index cards by placing the number, street, city, state and ZIP code on separate cards. My girls had to order them correctly. Playing fill in the blanks with our address also helped when my young readers were learning to spell the street, city and state.
This article appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Candice Allison. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.
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