If you have never heard of Green Cross Code campaign it really is a great way to help your child learn how to safely navigate crossing roads. Although predominately aimed at school aged children aged 7-11 there are some fantastic things to take on board with younger children too.
With an ever-growing toddler I am now, and have been doing for a while trying to teach him about the red and the green man on crossings .. well he is 2 and we do need to start at the beginning.
We have been using crossings where ever possible and have been pressing the button and waiting for the green man ….. however it seems there are very few people who actually use these crossing safely.
If you can see I am teaching my child that it’s not safe to cross until the green man is there then why instead do you walk into the traffic with not a care in the world? .. not only is it confusing to my toddler that the green man is not on but also your also risking causing an accident.
In a society with compensation claims everywhere, surely making sure we are able to cross the road safely and teaching our children how to cross safely so as not to cause a road traffic accident should be paramount?
For me crossing a road safely really is a major learning hurdle and it NEEDS to be done for the safety of our children…. or is it just me?
Joshua is getting very good at shouting when the green man appears and we are now working on the checking both ways before we step out into the road however I do have a message for those that don’t use crossings safely:
Please can you think in future …. our little ones learn from example and although you may cross that time without injury our little ones may follow your example next time and not be so lucky!
So lets all take the time to cross the road safely and help our little ones to learn an amazing life skill!