Devon T. of Head, Shoulders, Knees and All That says Simple Songs Save Lives. Wow.
I haven't yet taught Lucia how to call 9-1-1, but I'm thinking it might be time to do so. We've been putting information into songs for a good while. Back when I realized that children with names like "Cleo" and "Zoe" would have an easier time learning to spell their names than my daughter with her nine-letter name*, I set her nine-letter moniker to song. I did the same thing with our address and phone number. I've hesitated about teaching her 9-1-1 because she is the sort of child who would obsess about the possibility of something terrible happening. I was also wondering how one would practice dialing 9-1-1 and then I realized that we do indeed have a play phone.
*For newcomers: "Lucia" is my daughter's blog-name.