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ERIC Number: ED142277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Helping Young Children Learn to Cope with Traffic.
Ross, Sylvia P.
This document describes a series of five booklets that have been developed to help parents and teachers teach children about the traffic system in an effort to avoid accidents. Booklet number one, which is included as part of this document, is a guide for parents describing the young child's pedestrian problem. Suggestions are offered on how to help children learn to cope with residential traffic and for managing children's movements in residential neighborhoods. Growth and developmental patterns that limit a child's capabilities to cope with traffic on his or her own are explained. In addition to the parent's guide, there are also available four picture books in the series for parents to use with their children. The major purpose of the first parent/child booklet is to help children develop the habit of stopping prior to entering a street. A section on driveways is also included. The second parent/child booklet offers simple instructions on how to cross a straight section of roadway. The major portion of this booklet is devoted to learning to scan for approaching traffic. Activities in the third parent/child booklet are designed to help children learn what intersections are and how pedestrians should use them. Activities in the fourth parent/child booklet are designed to help children learn to use traffic signal lights. A brief summary of the reactions of parents and teachers to the program is presented. (JMB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Driveways, Early Childhood Education, Parent Education, Parents, Pedestrian Traffic, Preschool Children, Program Evaluation, Safety Education, Teaching Guides, Traffic Control, Traffic Safety
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Automobile Association, Falls Church, VA. Traffic Engineering and Safety Dept.