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Gab About

This activity describes how to teach your child about the telephone and its uses.


  • 5 to 10 minutes


  • Disconnected telephone


  1. Pick up a phone and say, "Just a minute. I'll see if he's home....There's a phone call for you, (your child's name)..."
  2. Continue the conversation until the child understands you are playing around and being silly and is enticed to join in.


  • Let a favorite doll or stuffed animal have a turn on the phone.
  • Make a call to a friend or family member and let the child hear the voice on the line.