IF you have little kids at home, you’re probably always concerned about keeping them safe.
It’s important to teach young children how to spot an emergency and what to do in that case.
A mom and child development pro named Emily, who goes by @Sandboxacademy on TikTok, has gained a following online thanks to her videos that offer easy activities and useful tips for children.
She recently revealed how she taught her kids about safety precautions.
“Do your kids know what to do in an emergency or how to call you if they need you?
“We’re going to make a phone using post-its so that they can practice dialing 9-1-1 without actually dialing 9-1-1,” she said, while sticking rows of post-its onto the wall to mimic the buttons on a phone.
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“So, you make a 4 by 3 of post-its, write the numbers, and make it look just like a phone.”
Above those post-its, she pasted a sheet of paper that said: “EMERGENCY 9-1-1,” and another that said: “MOM’S NUMBER” alongside her cell number.
“Now, practice dialing.”
As an added tip, she said:
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“When you’re teaching your phone number, sing it to the tune of 867-5309,” she said, referring to the popular ‘80s song by Tommy Tutone.
This tactic will help kids memorize the number on their own.
Mothers in the comments section shared similar ways they taught kids their phone numbers:
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“I used my phone number as my phone password and his tablet password– he memorized it very quickly,” one person wrote.
“I have an Alexa and you just have to say ‘Call mom’ or ‘Call the emergency line,’” added another.
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