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.