Looking Both Ways Before Crossing the Street
“What is the Chicken Supposed To Do Before Crossing The Road?”
your child to a road or street where there is no traffic light and explain that
you are going to cross the street together.
you cross, explain to your child that you must look both ways before crossing
to make sure no cars are coming.
to your child as you are looking to the left and right, explaining your actions
as you do them. Encourage him to do the same.
Walk quickly across the road. Explain to your
child that you must not walk slowly or hesitate when crossing a road as a car
can always come.
the same procedure by crossing the road back to your original spot, again
explaining each step.
encourage your child to walk across the street independently. Watch that your
child looks both ways before crossing and walks quickly to the other side.
is very important that you stress to your child that when a car is coming down
the road but is not yet there, he should never try to “beat” a car by trying to
run across before it reaches the spot where your child is.