Ein Hund läuft über den Bürgersteig, dort ist ein Schaufenster voller Spielzeug und da drüben rast ein Feuerwehrwagen die Straße entlang - das sind Dinge von denen sich besonders Kinder ablenken lassen. Neben solcher Konkurrenz kann es vorkommen, dass sie wichtige Reize, wie Ampelsignale, Schilder oder Handzeichen anderer Verkehrsteilnehmer übersehen. Damit das nicht passiert, sollte man sie gezielt auf die selbstständige Teilnahme am Straßenverkehr vorbereiten.
With the MobileKids school material, they learn to assess stimuli and the meaning of road signs. This is most important, because for better visibility in road traffic, signs are positioned high up and often outside a child's field of vision. Our school material helps them to interpret signs correctly in any situation, and also to take other aspects such as wearing the right clothing at night and the behaviour of other road users into account.
„According to the psychologist Jean Piaget, primary school children mainly act in the specifically operational phase. Owing to this cognitive development stage, they have difficulties in associating a "traffic sign" as a symbol with a specific rule."(MobileKids school material)
The module is particularly suitable for year-one schoolchildren, but older children can also benefit from it. Moreover, the topics covered by "Seeing and being seen" follow objectives that are especially important for young schoolchildren. We recommend that you work through all the module components for a lasting learning effect (see copy template) - the material is available as a free download for classes.
I have a trained ability to perceive and react to the surroundings
I avoid risks in road traffic
I know that a road user must always be visible, e.g. by wearing appropriate clothing or reflectors
I can safely, independently and responsibly take part in road traffic