Early Years Practitioners
Walk-Wise Kids provides Early Years Practitioners with an effective way to teach young children about road safety. Each Walk-Wise Kids theme is based around a story which creates lots of opportunities to talk about road safety. Additional resources are provided which are both interactive and child-friendly. These include small-world play, role-play and creative activities.
The stories and activities have been created to appeal to young children. The illustrations are simple, engaging, bright and promote language. Through using these resources children will be able to learn about keeping safe on the roads.
The resources have been planned using the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are based upon the principles and characteristics of effective learning relating to:
- Playing and exploring
- Active Learning
- Creating and thinking critically
The activities promote development across all areas and enable children to be effective and motivated learners. The Early Years Providers Packs contain a number of themed plans linked to each book. You can see a short presentation showing the resources being used in a classroom setting by clicking Here
Below are a number of downloads you can use with children.
Downloadable products Story Pictures
Using the books
The books are designed to encourage discussions between Early Years Providers and children about road safety. As well as being fantastic stories, they contain great ideas for activities to promote road safety. They include role play, small play and real world activities. If you would like a pack containing the books currently available in the series, for free, please click here. This offer is only available to Early Years Providers in the areas of Harrogate, Selby, and Scarborough.
- Walking to Nursery tells the story of Ben's first walk to nursery
- Scooting to the Park is about Anya's scooter trip to the park
- Going to the Seaside looks at how Ben travelled safely in a car