- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
- "Episode #1181"
Mister Rogers talks about traffic lights and safety rules.
- "D.W. Rides Again"
In the heart of four-year-old lurks one big, gnawing desire... TO GET RID OF THOSE TRAINING WHEELS! With Arthur's help, D.W. embarks on a crash course to learn the rules of the road (like how to use your brakes). Based on a book of the same title by Marc Brown.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Sidewalk Safety - Set up streets and crosswalks in your classroom to practice traffic safety skills.
- Arthur: Taking a Ride - Create a room-size town map, add traffic signs and bus or subway stops. Role-play a trip on public transportation to explore ticket prices, traffic rules and safety.
- Barney: Fun with Bikes - Identify different types of bicycles, and count the wheels on each bike. Understand that it is important to wear a helmet when riding a bike.
- Barney: Play "Stop and Go!" - Help children understand "stop" and "go" through play.
- Between the Lions: Literacy Tips: Danger: Teach Kids How to Read Warning Labels - Help children become more aware of the labels and signs in their environment. Teach them what to do in case of emergency.
- Caillou: Pedestrian Safety Tips - Follow Caillou's tips for teaching about pedestrian safety. Corresponding activity available.
- Dragon Tales: Max Loves a Train: Red Light, Green Light - Practice what traffic light colors mean by playing this stop-and-go game.
- Reading Rainbow: Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express - Discuss special signs seen near a railroad crossing and make a related snack.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Traffic Light Game - Practice what to do when a traffic light is red, yellow, or green.
- Watch Out for Banana Peels and Other Important Sesame Street Safety Tips
By Sarah Albee and Tom Brannon
Published September 2000 by Bt Bound
The Sesame Street characters give a humorous presentation of excellent safety tips for children.
- Make Way for Ducklings
By Robert McCloskey
Published January 1998 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers (Reprint)
When Mr. and Mrs. Mallard settle in Boston, they must learn to cross busy streets safely and find a true friend in a police officer.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.