Recently the Kindergarten children were visited by 2 special visitors, Professor E. Spearmint and Tingle Toodle. Together with Professor E. Spearmint they shared with the children some key road safety education concepts such as holding hands with an adult before crossing the road, Stop! Look! Listen! Think! before crossing the road and the importance of using car seats or boosters correctly.
Professor E. Spearmint explained to the children that Thingle Toodle was coming to kinder to celebrate his 4th birthday, but he was having trouble remembering how to safely cross the road.
The children laughed and giggled as Professor E. Spearmint taught them how to cross the road by touching elbows and knees, before he remembered that it is always best to hold hands with an adult when crossing the road. The children joined in with great enthusiasm to sing the road safety song ‘Stop! Look! Listen! Think!’
When Professor E. Spearmint was on the phone to Thingle Toodle’s mum, he reminded her that you always need to wear a seat belt in your booster seat.
When Thingle Toodle arrived in the kinder room for his birthday surprise the children were very excited and then cheerfully sang ‘Happy Birthday”. They taught Thingle Toodle how to safely cross the road through the song that had learnt with Professor E. Spearmint.
After the experience, the children reflected on what they had learnt and shared their enjoyment. This is some of the exciting things they had to say:
Macey- “It was really fun. We must remember to hold hands when we cross the road.”
Mia- “It was a bit scary and funny.”
Charlotte- “It was funny and he has a big hand.”
Zahra- “It was funny.”
Anna- “I liked it.”
Levi- “I liked the bear. I want to see him again.”
Olivia- “He was funny when he bumped his head on the window.”
Maria- “I liked it when he was sitting on a cake.”
Jaxen- “Always hold hands when we cross the road.”
Christopher- “He was funny when he hit his head.”
Dhiliana- “Always remember to Look and Listen. I liked how we sang ‘Happy Birthday’.”
Marcus- “He has a big hand and he was funny. We must remember to wear our seatbelt.”
Alexia- “Always Stop, Look Listen and Think. I love how we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and he was really funny.”
Addison- “I liked it when he picked up the phone and he banged it on his head and said ‘Hello’. That was funny.”
Outcome 2-Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation.
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
KBC: The World & the Environment