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Safe Routes Philly


Classroom resources and lessons for pre-K children.

Safe Routes Philly resources

Traffic Safety Education guide

A guide to traffic safety education for parents and teachers of pre-K children. The lessons in this guide meet Pennsylvania early education benchmarks and Head Start benchmarks.

Safe Routes Philly reading list

This list of books will get students excited about walking, biking, and rolling.

Crossing the Street song

This catchy song helps young kids remember the steps for safely crossing the street.

Resources for parents, caregivers, and educators

Biking with kids

Biking can be a fun way to get outside, stay active, and explore Philadelphia. Get tips for helping kids learn how to bike safely in the city.

Safe Routes Philly traffic garden guide

A guide to creating a temporary or semi-permanent traffic garden with scaled-down traffic features and urban elements. Traffic gardens offer a safe environment for children to practice navigating a street.

Other resources

ITE STEM lessons

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users. They also help build smart and livable communities.

ITE has a collection of transportation-themed science, engineering, and technology (STEM) lesson plans and activities for students in pre-K through fifth grade.

Bus Busy Bags

Bus Busy Bags are designed for families with young children who are riding three bus routes through West Philadelphia. (Specifically, SEPTA bus routes 21, 41, and 52.) Each bag includes an illustration of the bus route, thematic book, and story starter cards.

Transportation Safety Education Curriculum for Preschool Children (PDF)

Enterprise for Progress in the Community designed a transportation safety education curriculum specifically for Head Start programs. The curriculum includes safety on the Head Start school bus and resources for bus monitors.