This April, take part in a Beep Beep! Day with Brake, the road safety charity, and Timmy Time to teach young children important road-safety basics and help parents, carers and the wider community understand how to protect children on roads.
You can sign up now to receive a free action pack of resources for schools, nurseries and childcare facilities to have fun while learning vital skills.
Brake provides free action packs (both digital and printed, subject to availability) to anyone who wishes to take part. Each pack is full of ideas and fun activities that focus on three important topics:
● Holding hands with a grown-up when walking near roads
● Crossing roads at safe places with a grown-up
● Using a child seat when travelling by car.
The packs also include guidance for taking part, lesson plans, activities, games, colouring sheets, posters and more featuring Aardman’s beloved Timmy Time characters.
Beep Beep! Days are a great opportunity to talk to parents and carers about how they can help keep young children safe around roads, raise awareness in the community, or work with a local authority to address a road-safety issue.
You can sign up now at brake.org.uk/beep.
Road safety is a subject that even the youngest children know something about because road danger affects everyone.
Danger from traffic is a big factor in whether families are able to walk and cycle safely in their community. It affects their ability to be healthy and socially active.
Even though very young children shouldn’t walk or cycle independently, they are still at risk of being hurt or killed when walking or cycling. It’s not a nice fact to hear, but every day six children are killed or seriously injured on UK roads – that’s equivalent to a whole class of children every single week.
Road safety is the perfect topic for activities that can really engage, protect and benefit young children, and Beep Beep! Days are a perfect way to do it.
With support from Timmy and friends, Brake can help childcare practitioners to focus everyone’s attention on making travel safer and healthier for all.
Brake is a national road safety charity, founded in 1995, that exists to stop deaths, serious injuries and pollution on roads, and to care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. To find out more, visit brake.org.uk.