What are your digits?
Mishka recently overheard me giving the person on the other line my number. I had to repeat it a couple of times and when I got off the call, she was rattling off bits of my phone number. It occurred to me that it might not be a bad thing for her to actually know my number. So I sang my digits in a familiar tune and by evening time, she had it memorized. I made sure she understood that it was my phone number and if she ever needed to share it with an adult to get a hold of me, to sing the song.
We def don’t want our toddlers running around, belting out phone numbers at the park. But I think with a little context and explaining, equipping them with a parent’s phone number and their street address is worth the effort.