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.

(If the lights in these graphics aren't flashing, try your browser's reload or refresh button.)

* 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.