Having a play telephone isn"t just another accessory to go with their play kitchen, especially when a phone like the Learning Resources Pretend & Play Teaching Telephone can help them learn how to call home, 911, or other emergency numbers. Parents can add a message so when they successfully dial a number they hear your prerecorded message. The realistic ring and extra-large buttons give them the ability to understand how a phone works and enjoy a bit of imaginative play at the same time. This phone requires 3 AAA batteries. About Learning Resources A leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials and learning toys, Learning Resources has been teaching children through play in the classroom and the home for over 25 years. They are a trusted source for educators and parents who want quality, award-winning educational products. Their diverse product line of over 1300 products serves children and their families, kindergarten, primary, and middle school markets focused on the areas of mathematics, science, early childhood, reading, Spanish language learning and teacher resources. Since their founding in 1984, Learning Resources continues to be guided by its mission to develop quality educational products that make learning exciting for children of all ages and abilities. They strive to create hands-on products that build a concrete foundation of skills through exploration, imagination and fun. Dimensions: 12.1W x 11.9D x 3.6H in.. Helps children learn how to dial home and 911 emergency service. Programmable telephone. Recommended for children ages 3 and up. Plays preprogrammed messages. Realistic ring and big buttons.