Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bicycle Safety

Sometimes it is fun to school outdoors. You might even bike to the local park if it is not too far from your home to study and have a picnic. Wait! Before you head out today, have you included bicycle safety in your lessons plans?

When I was a little girl in elementary school, bicycle safety was taught at school. Lots of kids rode their bike to school, so it made sense to make sure everyone knew the rules of staying safe on a bike. Those safety rules are still important today. Every year, about 300,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike injuries, and at least 10,000 kids have injuries that require a few days in the hospital.

There are tons of great bicycle safety resources on the Internet. Find a few and put together a mini unit on bicycle safety for your kids. Like the old saying goes, “It’s better to be safe than sorry!”

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