- 5 to 10 minutes
- Disconnected telephone
- 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)..."
- 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.
Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.
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