Wednesday, 30 December 2009

A Guide for Parents with Children under Five

Be a Road Smart Kid!

Road Safety from an Early Age

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Pay attention ...

Friday, 18 December 2009

Winter in Mioveni Town

Sunday, 13 December 2009


Tuesday, 8 December 2009

How to Ride a Bicycle

1. Get a bike.
Don't buy new, since you don't know if you'll stick with it. One size too small is good for learning, but plan to ride on the correct size later. For middle aged adults, get a balance bike without pedals.
2. Wear protective gear.
Shoes are a must - no sandals. Long pants, long sleeves, helmet, and gloves are a good idea.
3. Go somewhere flat and car-free.
Take the bike to a large, vacant paved area (for example, a school parking lot on a weekend). The area should be flat and free of obstacles such as bumps, parked cars, pedestrian traffic, people playing games etc. Grass is softer, but much harder to ride in. Be sure to check whether bicycling is allowed should you select a public park as your practice area.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Road traffic- rules

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Talking to a Policeman

Here is a slide of photos taken during a lesson of Civic Education where two classes of primary level and their teachers, my team partners, have invited a policeman of our local police station in order to talk to the children about the civic behaviour.

Monday, 23 November 2009

On the street

Friday, 20 November 2009

ओं थे ROAD

Thursday, 19 November 2009

मारिया ऐ Carletto

ला सटोरिया दी मारिया ऐ Carletto. Maria e Carletto si recano a scuola ed incontrano parecchi pericoli lungo il tragitto

Our kindergarten

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

How to use new TwinSpace?!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Nursery Rhymes Video - Row Row Row Your Boat

Let's Sing! - "The Wheels on the Bus"

School Bus

Stop, Walk and Go!

Parallel Parking

Bus Lights


Monday, 16 November 2009



Saturday, 14 November 2009

Traffic Signs

Pedestrian Crossing

Sunday, 8 November 2009


पुपिल्स ओं थे road

Monday, 2 November 2009

A Song for You - Singer: Johnny, My Pupil

Our Real Faces - Romanian Pupils from "Liviu Rebreanu" School, (the 5th Class - form teacher: Ana Tudor), Mioveni Town, Arges County, Romania

Funny Faces

Parents' Tip Sheet: Children and Traffic

1. Young children have a physical disadvantage in traffic: their peripheral vision is two-thirds that of an adult.
2. Children have difficulty determining where a sound is coming from. Traffic noises and sirens may confuse them.
3. Most children lack a sense of danger. They do not understand that an automobile may seriously hurt or kill them if they collide.
4. Children are often restless and impatient. They have trouble waiting for things like traffic lights or cars heading in their direction.
5. Most children are unable to understand a complex chain of events.
6. Children believe that all grownups will look out for them. They think that if they can see an adult driving a car toward them, the driver must be able to see them.
7. Children often mix fantasy with reality. They may give themselves superhuman powers and do not understand that a moving vehicle can hurt them.
8. Children have difficulty judging the speed and distance of oncoming vehicles.
9. Children have difficulty judging the speed and distance of oncoming vehicles.
10. Children are easily distracted and tend to focus on the things that interest them at the moment.
Make sure your child knows and uses the appropriate hand signals for turning, slowing, and stopping (see diagrams below). Please note... it is more important to keep control of your bicycle and look for traffic than to signal. Don't sacrifice control for signaling!

Teaching Children About Traffic Safety

Why Is It Important to Teach Traffic Safety to Children?

The answer to this question seems obvious: children do not have the maturity and understanding of adults, and they are a precious part of all our lives. However, beyond this there are other issues which make teaching children about traffic safety a great concern. Children often do not fully understand the potential results of a traffic incident. If children do not understand the basics of traffic safety, they may quickly make movements which cannot be anticipated by drivers. Characteristics of children in traffic include the following.
• A child’s height causes visibility problems for the child and drivers.
• Children have difficulty identifying speed and distance.
• Children have difficulty dealing with multiple distractions.
• Although young children can be trained to cross streets, they are easily distracted and may respond impulsively.
• Children walking alone tend to behave more responsibly than children in groups.
• Many children have difficulty determining right from left and in determining the importance and direction of sound.
• Many children believe the safest way to cross a street is to run.

Child Traffic Incident Characteristics

Studies of traffic incidents involving children as pedestrians or bicyclists reveal:
• Children are at fault in approximately 80 percent of pedestrian or bicyclist traffic incidents in which children are involved.
• Generally, the drivers involved in the accident were not speeding, were not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, were not violating driving regulations, were driving straight and were attentive. Unsafe speed is cited as the primary factor in approximately five percent of the incidents.
• Although often receiving more attention from residents and the media, child-related incidents going to and from school are relatively rare (less than five percent of incidents).

Teach Children Actively

Teaching children about traffic safety requires repetitive discussions and examples. Some important messages include the following. Children should understand that the lessons apply to all streets.
• Set a good example. Behave responsibly as a pedestrian, bicyclist or driver. For example, look carefully before crossing streets and wear a seat belt while in a vehicle.
• Children should be taught to be defensive. They should not assume a driver sees them.
• Even when children are not at fault, they will be hurt or killed in a match with a vehicle.
• Never play in or near a street. Watching children while playing in the street does not provide adequate protection. The parent probably will not be able to react in time to prevent an accident, and it teaches children the incorrect message about staying out of streets except when necessary to cross.
• Always look in all directions before entering a street and never run into a street.
• Avoid crossing streets at mid-block, especially when parked vehicles may obstruct vision. Use stop signs, traffic signals and crossing guards when available.
• When crossing a street, do not assume a green light or WALK light means it is safe to cross. Look for traffic.
• Children should not follow others or run to others when they call until a safe crossing is available.
• When riding a bicycle, ride with the flow of traffic (not against it) as close to the right edge of the street as practical, in single file. Yield to pedestrians and maintain the bicycle properly.

• Walk the route to school or other frequently used locations with children and point out safe practices. This includes locations such as where children may catch a bus.
• Teach children about traffic laws and encourage them to ask questions when they are unsure of what to do. Begin early and discuss safety with the child frequently. The most likely age for a child to be in a pedestrian or bicycle traffic incident is around 4 to 6 years of age.

Friday, 30 October 2009

A Day in a Kindergarten

Together for a Safe Environment

Thursday, 29 October 2009


Moral Oriented Story for Kids

Once there lived an astronomer in a town. As we know that astronomers are sky-watchers, he used to go out at night in the open and watch the stars.

One night, he was gazing at the sky closely and the same time moving ahead. He got so much involved in sky-watching that he stumbled against the edge of a dry well and fell into it. He lay there groaning in pain. A man passing by heard his groans and came to the well. He asked the astronomer how he got there. The astronomer told him all that happened.

The man said, "So you were busy looking into the sky without caring where your feet were carrying you on the ground."

"Exactly sir", retorted the astronomer.

"Then you deserve it. Helping you would be a folly". Saying this, the man went away.

The End…

Safe Walking for Kids

Your parents may not allow you to walk near the road by yourself or with your friends yet. It can be very dangerous if you don't pay careful attention to everything that is going on around you. Your parents will know when you are ready to take this step toward growing up.

There are laws and rules to help keep you safe when you are walking. If your parents do allow you to walk along the side of the road, the most important thing for you to do is to stay out of the road. This is easy if you are walking in an area with sidewalks. In areas where there are no sidewalks, you should walk facing traffic on the shoulder of the road as far from the driving lane as possible.

What about crossing the street? In some areas there are signs, signals and roadway markings to help you cross safely.

green signal light

When you cross the street at a corner with a signal light, you should wait for the green light to show in the direction you are walking.

At busy intersections there may be lines on the road called a crosswalk for you to walk between. There may also be special signals to tell you it is okay to cross the street. These are the WALK signal or a picture of a person walking like the ones shown here.

Always look both ways before you cross the street, by looking Skippy the Traffic Safety owl says -- look left, right & left again to make sure no cars are coming or turning into the crosswalk.

yellow signal light

Yellow lights and signs mean caution or that you are coming to a dangerous area. If you are waiting to cross the street, you should not cross if the light is yellow. The light is about to turn red, and cars will enter the intersection.

Like a yellow traffic light, both of these flashing "DON'T WALK" signals mean to use caution.

* If you are in the street, finish crossing the street.
* If you have not started crossing the street, stay on the curb.

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* Crosswalks are two white lines painted on the road which go across the street. You should walk inside the lines.
* Cars, bicycles and in-line skates must stop to allow people in the crosswalk to cross the street.
* When you use the crosswalk to cross the street, before you step into the street, you should look carefully to the Animated Left, Right & Left Again left, right and left again to be sure it is safe to cross.

School Crossing Zone sign

This sign means you are near a crosswalk by a school.

* On school days this area will be busy when school is opening and closing.
* At this crosswalk, like any other crosswalk, it is important to look carefully to the Animated Glasses - Left, Right and Left Again left, right and left again if you have to cross the street.
* If you must walk through parked traffic, stop and look carefully before stepping out from between vehicles.
* Don't run between parked cars and buses.
* Remember the danger areas close to school buses where the driver can't see you.

How to Teach Traffic Safety to Preschoolers

Preschoolers are curious and can easily wander into danger while exploring the world around them. Even the street you live on can be hazardous for a curious, but uniformed, child. Teaching traffic safety to your preschooler can ready him for big adventures such as walking to the school bus. It also can promote independence and awareness of potential hazards. Although teaching safety rules without boring or confusing a preschooler can be challenging, it's well worth the effort to help prevent accidents.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Explain the significance of following traffic rules to your preschooler. Teach preschoolers that "big boys and big girls" follow these important rules to stay safe. Relay the possibility of injury from disobeying traffic rules, without terrifying your preschooler. For example, it's not acceptable to show a preschooler gory pictures of accident victims. Consider meeting with your neighborhood crossing guard for helpful pointers and reinforcement.

Step 2

Obey traffic laws while walking with preschoolers. Young children readily model the attitudes and behaviors of their parents. Avoid hindering your child from complying with safety rules by acting responsibly. Taking your preschooler on a daily walk to the mailbox can help ensure that safety principles become second nature. Going for a surprise walk to the park can allow you to view your child's safety etiquette when not part of a routine outing.

Step 3

Teach preschoolers age-appropriate safety rules. Using sayings such as, "Look both ways before crossing the street," gives simple but important advice. Forbid horseplay while crossing the street or while playing in the yard near the street. Demanding that an inexperienced preschooler hold an adult's hand when crossing the street also can help avoid accidents.

Step 4

Identify traffic signs and aids. Simple questions such as asking the colors and shapes of common traffic signs keeps preschoolers alert. Take a trip to a crosswalk to point out the lines and demonstrate proper crossing safety. Asking your preschooler to point out street signs while driving with her ensures she stays aware of her surroundings. Complete art activities such as having your preschooler draw and label different traffic signs.

Step 5

Let preschoolers demonstrate safety knowledge. Playing games such as "traffic trivia" allows young children to show their traffic safety knowledge in a controlled setting. Ask your child to demonstrate his safety actions during playtime to assess his understanding of safety principles. Set aside time for real-world demonstrations as your child masters different scenarios.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Nursery Rhyme: "Traffic Rules"

Red light, red light
What do you say?
I say stop-stop
Right away.

Yellow light, yellow light
What do you say?
I say wait-wait
Right away

Green light, green light
What do you say?
I say go-go
Go away.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Project Details

The project is about preschool traffic education and intends to exchange experience on activities, methods and possibilities of approaching children of preschool age. Children will learn about different types of vehicles, traffic signs, rules, how they should behave in different situations and places (while crossing the street, while riding a bicycle, etc.). Also they will be taught safety measures they could take in their daily activities regarding traffic topic in general.

Subjects: Art, Environmental Education, Pre-school Subjects, Primary School Subjects, Technology
Languages: Bulgarian - English - Polish
Pupil's age: 3 - 15
Tools to be used: e-mail, MP3, Other software (PowerPoint, video, pictures and drawings)

Aims: Children will learn traffic rules, traffic signs, behaviors they must have in different situations and places.
Work process: The1st stage of the project - Getting familiar with different types of vehicles - air, marine and ground; the 2nd stage from the project - Getting familiar with traffic signs and rules; the 3rd stage from the project - Learning how to behave in different situations and places

Expected results: Our children to be protect on the road and learn how to take care of themselves in the danger situation.