Walking to School Safely
Keep kids safe this new school year with these pedestrian and driver safety tips:
___ Always cross the street with an adult until age 10.
___ Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks when possible.
___ Look left, right and left again when crossing.
___ Always walk, never run, when crossing streets.
___ Walk on sidewalks or paths.
___ Walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible if there are no sidewalks.
___ Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones.
___ Take extra time to look for children on and near the road, before and after school hours.
___ Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
"I believe that families' involvement in their child's education is one of the key ingredients to creating a successful school experience for children. Keeping parents informed about school-related issues helps parents and teachers work together for the best possible outcomes for their children. Learning together makes learning fun - for everyone!" - Jennifer Cummings.
Her publications: Tips from the Teacher provides useful hints and "tricks of the trade" that you can use at home to boost your child's academic progress year after year. And Homelinks Teacher Tools for Communicating with Parents New Skills Strategies, Newsletters and Home Communication Tools for Teachers(grades 2-8)
More Child Education Resources:
US Dept. of Education
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