Children are introduced to traffic at an early age. Walking to school, playing on the street, using a bicycle or step to go to a local playground or getting out of the car in a busy road. Even though they might not understand traffic yet, they are confronted by it every day. In order to feel more comfortable in traffic, children need to learn more about it and practice their traffic skills. It is important to start practicing these skills, knowledge and insights at an early age.
Aya, the Mobility Game for Toddlers
Mobiel 21 developed a mobility game for 4- to 6-year olds. While playing the game, toddlers talk about their experiences in traffic, discuss their own behaviour, learn some basic traffic rules and learn how to judge dangerous traffic situations. Together with their teacher, the toddlers have to fulfil several tasks. They tell each other about how they go to school and discuss the traffic dangers they encounter on their way. The children play small games during which they learn about traffic lights and how to safely cross a road. They encounter pictures of which they have to judge whether or not the displayed behaviour is safe. Sometimes, they can be pulled over by the police who tell them off for driving too fast or too slowly.
Aya collects many fun activities so you can work on traffic and mobility education all day long, and not just during PE.
If you are interested in ordering a game, you can do that here.
Go to www.aya.be and sign up your school or family for the Aya-competition.
What's learnt in the cradle lasts till the tomb. Children that are introduced to sustainable mobility at an early age will be more motivated to travel sustainably once they are older. That is why Mobiel 21 developed an activity box on sustainable mobility for preschools. The box contains a picture book and some brochures. Two small games and the mobility game for toddlers are also included. For the youngest toddlers there are also two pushbikes and two pull bikes available. Furthermore, the box contains a file with a lot of ideas for fun activities and a reading list. Some DVD's and a CD complete the box.
The box can be lent out on demand.