Step by step guide for teaching your kid about road signs - If you want to keep your kid safe on the street, you have to familiarize him with the different road signs and their meaning. While there are many ways to teach your kid about the road signs, Iíve made a guide that is simple for teaching kids on this topic. Check the ideas that you can apply to your teaching process.
Step by step guide for teaching your kid about road signs
By Tanja Bogdanoska
Feb 1, 2012 - 9:24:05 AM
If you want to keep your kid safe on the street, you have to familiarize him with the different road signs and their meaning. While there are many ways to teach your kid about the road signs, Iíve made a guide that is simple for teaching kids on this topic. Check the ideas that you can apply to your teaching process.
Get familiar with the names of the signs
Kids get bored by learning form books and textbooks. They want something more interesting. Thatís why you shouldnít stick to the teaching method by using a book. This time make an effort and try to construct signs from paper. The construction process wonít take long and itís easy to perform. Everything you need for making the signs is a cardboard, some colored pencils, glue and wood craft sticks. Make various sign shapes from the cardboard that you have. Make a diamond shape, a trapezoid shape, a circle and so on. Attempt to cover all the signs significant in the traffic or at least the majority of the signs. At the time you are done with the basic part, take the crayons and paint the signs into their proper color. Next, you should bring the glue into play to add the wood sticks at the backside of every sign.
Now that you have the paper signs, present them to your kid. As you are demonstrating every sign to him, try telling him the name of every sign.
Explain your kid the meaning of the signís color
You have to give explanation to your kid that the color of the signís background shows certain message. For an example, the red color is usually used for stop or yield signs. The yellow color is used for warning signs such as for signs that indicate schools nearby. The blue signís color tells the travelers about the nearest restaurant, hotel and gas station. The brown color is used for campsites and cultural attractions. The orange is used for giving information about a construction on the road and so on.
Explain to your kid the meaning of the signís shape
Kids must know that each sign can give various type of information depending on its shape. For an example, the octagon sign shape gives information to the drivers what they must do (this shape is used for ďStopĒ signs). The diamond signís shape tells about the dangerous road circumstances ahead (wet and slippery road). The pentagon signís shape is used for warning for near schools and country road markers. Trapezoids signs are used for pointing to the recreational forest zones.
Test your kidís knowledge about the road signs by playing games
After you have introduced your kid with the road signs, you have to be sure he understood your lessons correctly. The best way to check his understanding of the road signs is to involve him in some traffic game. If you are fan of homemade games, try to play ďStreet sign obstacle gameĒ. For this game, you have to hang out the signs in your room or backyard. Your kid will have to follow the signs such as: ďTurn leftĒ, ďDead endĒ, ďStopĒ. If the player passes the obstacles, he gets points for right interpretation.
Also, you can check the online car and truck games that present the traffic signs in an interesting way. The player can show his traffic knowledge in a controlled and enjoyable setting.
Try to apply these suggestions when you are introducing your kid with the road signs.
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