Educating children about the world we live in very important. And so is harbouring their growth, freedom, and mind. One important issue to educate your children about is the rules they must apply while walking outdoors. Here are a few tips to ensure the safety of your children when outdoors.
- Look Left and Right – the golden rule when crossing the street is to look both ways before crossing. Secondly insist that the children are accompanied by an adult and are holding their hands while crossing.
- Don’t Run – while on the road the children must be aware of their surrounding, and being calm and composed. It is important to make sure they are not running around. - Sidewalks – make sure the child is walking on designated pedestrian path. Walking on the road can be hazardous, and increases the risk of an accident. - Zebra Crossing *– another important rule is to cross the roads at a zebra crossing when the traffic lights indicate green for pedestrians. Incase there are no traffic lights, make sure you look both sides before crossing the road. - *Traffic Lights *– Explain you child the basic rule of red, yellow, and green. Red means stop, green means go, and yellow means stop and look before you go. - *Exit on the Non-Traffic Side – *When getting off a car or a bus, make sure you get off on the non-traffic side of the road. Opening the door towards moving traffic side of the road increases the risk of accidents and can be harmful for both your child as well as incoming traffic. - *Seatbelts – *Wear a seat belt at all times while in the car. Even if your child is sitting in the back seat, a seatbelt is very crucial for his/her safety. - *Be Cautions – tell children to be more aware of their surrounding when walking on the road, and not wear earphones that can block out the surrounding sounds.
These small precautions can help ensure the safety of your child, and make him/her a better citizen of our country.