Online Resources for Elementary Schools#
Walking Series: "Never Dart Into the Street!"#
This video is presented by SRTS instructor Debbie Uphoff. She explains the reasons why children should never, ever dart into the street. Darting, or running, into the street is a primary way that children get hit by cars and is something for parents and teachers to teach kids to avoid. Watch the video.
The Perfect Time to Teach Your Child to Ride#
Now that parents are at home 24/7 with their kids due to the coronavirus, there is plenty of time to teach your child how to ride a bicycle.
We recommend that you find an empty, paved school playground area (easy to do right now) or a large empty parking lot (such as a church parking lot on a non-Sunday) to practice, so your learner has lots of room to maneuver.
Here are a few helpful resources:
Walk & Wheel Skills Hub#
A great place to practice safe bicycling and pedestrian skills is the Walk & Wheel Skills Hub. This is a City park designed like a paved roadway, with various street signs, railroad tracks, roundabout, etc. But the great thing is, there is no car traffic! So it's a perfect place for kids and adults to practice using roadways on foot or by bike in a completely safe setting.
CDOT SRTS Cross-curriculum Lessons for K-8 Students#
For teachers and parents wanting to teach their kids about safe biking and walking through subjects such as math, history, and English, this is the resource for you!
The Colorado Department of Transportation created these lessons for K-8 students to be able to learn more creatively through a variety of subjects.