This activity takes children on a trip around some familiar places in their homes and neighbourhood. The aim of the activity is to encourage children to consider where it is safe to play and where it is not.
Resource Support Notes:
This activity has been developed jointly with the Road Safety Team from Birmingham City Council Transportation Department.
This activity takes children on a trip around some familiar places in their neighbourhood. The aim is to encourage children to consider where it is safe to play and where it is not. The journey to each location takes place along a route with reminders about safe use of the road.
The activity can be used to encourage talk about what the children see in the pictures and to explore and reinforce the notions of safe places. It can be used as a whole class activity or by small groups of children as a shared reading opportunity. Adult support with the activity would be beneficial to aid and encourage constructive talk.
To accompany the activity there are a set of worksheets (see below) which contain screen shots of the various locations. These can be used to extend the activity and, with children's annotations, form the basis of a display.
Explore the neighbourhood and find out where the safe places are in your area.