Aiden is currently learning our home address. To make thinks fun I printed off some colored houses, one with our address on it, and the others with the numbers 1 – 10. I taped them to wooden blocks so they would stand up. I also made some street signs out of crafts sticks. The base is Crayola Model Magic (have I said how much I love this stuff?). One of the street signs is for the road we live on and the others are just for fun.
Colors and Numbers: I called out a house number, Aiden would find the house and tell me the house color and repeat the number.
Should I have called 911?: Both the kids are learning about 911 and when it is appropriate to call. When they found the correct color/number house they would take turns asking me what the emergency was. I would give examples such as:
- My cat is in the tree and I can’t get her down.
- A rag was left on the stove and caught on fire.
- The bathtub is overflowing.
- Someone tried to break into our house.
- My smoke detector was going off.
We talked over the scenarios and decided whether I should have called 911 or not.
Our House: We practiced finding our house and road, and repeating our address.
You can download the houses here. The last house is left blank so you can add your house number and/or address.