Funny Phone™ Early Listening Game by Learning Resources
Designed for two or more players, the Funny Phone is a good indoor activity for a small group. Picking up the receiver, kids dial up a number on the built-in directory shelf. Funny Phone is ready with funny sounds, maybe a joke, and always a new challenge. Sometimes a challenge is just for the caller, but usually it's an all-play challenge. With both individual and group questions, the challenges assist in teaching language and listening skills, as well as develop logical thinking and classification skills. Interacting in a group encourages kids to develop social skills, work together, and be creative.
Kids can play with Funny Phone at a table, or on the floor. To begin, simply pass out an equal number of tokens to all the players, and have the first player pick up the phone. The Funny Phone randomly shuffles through the different types of challenges, including games like Act Fast, where players have to guess what the caller is pretending to be before time runs out, and Sing-a-ling-a-ling, where you have to sing your answer. Other activities are Dizzy Doodle, Pick a Number, Say Something, Telephone Tongue Twister, Name Game, Rhyme Time, and Mystery Music.
Made with brightly colored, durable plastic, the Funny Phone holds up to countless hours of use, and also features an automatic shut-off, adjustable volume, and a break-away safety cord on the receiver.
The objective of the game is to be the first player with no tokens, but Funny Phone is all about the process. With its many sounds and nudges to the funny bone, the Funny Phone will have kids playing and giggling with one another -- all while they're learning important skills. The challenges, such as Mystery Music, which has kids guessing the names of familiar tunes, are too easy for older children. But for younger children, even well-worn territory is still interesting and enjoyable with the Funny Phone.
Includes: Phone with number directory, activity guide, storage drawer, and 40 tokens. Ages 4+. Requires 3 "AA" Batteries (not included). Please visit www.LearningResources.com for more information.
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