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Day 88: Crossing Streets Safely

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ Crossing Streets Safely  ~

Although young children should not cross a street alone, they should know how too. Teach your child to Stop, Look, and Listen! The best way for kids to learn is for a parent to teach them how to look both ways when crossing. Practice when crossing streets as you take a walk and while in parking lots when you go shopping. Have your child tell you when it is safe to cross.

Roll Play: Do a roll play game with your child where you are about to cross a street.  Ask him/her what to do first. Stop! Then, look both ways (left and right, then left again) and listen for oncoming cars. Then when it is safe to cross, go! Have your child teach their dolls and stuffed animals too!

Read books that help children (ages 4-8) understand how to cross the street safely:

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