Safety Tips for Walking Young Children to School

Children starting school can be a wonderful thing. It’s one of their first steps to socializing with other kids and learning the skills that will be the foundation of a lifetime of learning. In order to learn at school they need to get there first. If you’re within walking distance of your child’s school and they’re still young enough to need an adult’s guidance there are a few tips for making sure they get their safely now and in the future.

Teach Them

Use these times together not just to chat and get closer with your child but to educate them on safety as well. Tell them what you’re doing when you’re looking both ways and watching traffic even while crossing. Have them repeat it back to you and make sure they know it so well that it becomes second nature. Besides traffic teach them how to walk safely over ice patches and through snow. Pick a route that will be easy on your child, safe, and with good visibility and stick to it. Let your child know that this will be their route when they get older so they can get to know every side street well enough that they can spot anything that might be out of the ordinary.

Walk With Friends

If they have children of the same class or near enough you should get them to socialize even before school. Plus you and the other children’s parents can swap walking duties giving you some time off here and there. That group can be a safe core even as they grow out of the need for parental accompaniment.

Teaching your children how to be safe is one of the primary responsibilities of being a parent and when you see them start to understand and apply those lessons it can warm your heart and make you proud. Unfortunately, even the best preparation sometimes can’t always protect your child from harm. If your child has been hurt on or off school premises through no fault of their own you should seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Take action and get the compensation your child deserves by calling Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008.  Based in Vaughan, Conte & Associates works with clients in Vaughan and in the surrounding cities of: Thornhill, Woodbridge, Concord, Kleinberg, Maple and Richmond Hill.

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