The web provides teachers and parents with valuable teaching resources to help kids understand the hazards of the highway and cycling. Interactive games, quizzes, fun graphics and downloadable PDF booklets and guides are free for home or the classroom.
The successful 'Hedgehog Campaign' has been replaced with 'Tales Of The Road' which uses contemporary styles to teach road and cycle safety to children. Interactive PC based games are a great teaching resource for the 'on-line generation'; backed up with printer friendly worksheets and quizzes we can ensure our child pedestrians and cyclists are equipped for the hazards and dangers that our cities, towns, villages and countryside may present them with.
The distinctive Tales of the Road animated characters from UK TV adverts have their own road safety website that's free for children to learn about the Green Cross Code, zebra crossings, etc., and street dangers like crossing between parked vehicles. There are plenty of on-line interactive games (like 'Stop, Look & Listen') that bring the dangers of the highway vividly to life.
Colourful teachers' resources in PDF
format are downloadable for road safety lessons plus there's a 'Road Safety
Matters' printable PDF guide for parents of children aged 7-11 years which
includes guidance on cycle safety. Along with Green Cross Code worksheets
there's also neat wallpaper to download too
and a free activity pack with colouring pages and games.
road safety education website is aimed at kids around 7-11 years old
and is arranged into sections for children, parents and
teachers. It's all free and curriculum friendly with a
mix of interactive resources and online games with varying difficulty
levels to suit most abilities. Try on-line games like Spot the Difference,
Safety First or Town and Country Hazards.
Teachers and parents benefit from key facts and figures and
cross-curriculum teaching aids like lesson plans, traffic survey sheets
and worksheets including word searches and street dangers
on country, town or city roads.
Not just amazing cars but an amazing website too. The impressive BMW Education Site is the home of Safe on the Street which is a road safety education resource aimed at children aged around 7-11 years old. Through fun and engaging activities, quizzes, puzzles, word games, etc., kids quickly and easily learn valuable road safety lessons.
BMW's Cool Wayz resource is aimed at 9-14 year olds and is designed to help young people make sensible choices about personal safety and travel safety by answering questions like 'What is the safest way to walk to school?' and 'What should I do if I lose my bus fare?'.
|The very reflective 3M know about
Child Road Safety
and their free website has sections for pupils, teachers and parents
about being safe and learning the rules of the road. Along with two on-line
road safety games (7-9 years and 10-11 years) there's a quiz, science facts (e.g.
information on hi-vis reflective clothing) and instructions on how kids can cycle safely.
There are educational film clips too. Great for learning life skills whether at home or school.
Skooter The Cat
has plenty to say about road safety education for young children.
In his colourful KidZone there are plenty of interactive on-line games including word
searches and 'Spot The Difference' to help kids learn how to be safe around vehicles
and how to cycle safely too. (Includes Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 categories).
TeenZone is aimed at teenagers who need to understand the dangers of being distracted by mobile phones, iPods and MP3 players when they are crossing roads. There's a reminder too about the safest places to cross roads like zebra crossings, controlled crossings and footbridges.
|The award winning
Children's Traffic Club
is for pre-school and nursery kids around 3-4 years old. Road safety
advice becomes all fun and games on this colourful site where small
children can sing along, do on-line jigsaws or colour a zebra crossing
on-line to learn about hazards and dangers; there are printer friendly
colouring activities to print out too.
Facts and statistics about the number of children killed or seriously injured on our roads is a reminder of how important road safety education is. For a small cost you can receive six 'traffic club' books with stickers, activities and colouring pages.
|Packed full of free stuff,
(aka the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)
have numerous downloadable/printable resources for parents, schools
and teachers to help add road safety education into school
activities and lessons. Many adapt to various children's age groups (whether
young or old) and many are compliant with national curriculum areas.
Along with Green Cross Code worksheets there's everything from themed songs to fact sheets and along with resources for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 there are plenty of booklets and pamphlets that are free to download. ROSPA's website is an excellent starting point for teaching road safety to children and helping them manage risk, street dangers and cycling safety.
|If UK visitors fancy a trip down memory lane they can pay a visit to Wikipedia's Green Cross Code page which has a short history of the brand and some information about previous initiatives like Tufty Fluffytail (of Tufty Club fame), and the 'Kerb Drill'. Learn about the Green Cross Code man's first appearance and the actor which played him, how the message changed over time, and what the Green Cross Code looks like today.|