Think! Education

Managing sensitivities and diversity

Early Years Practitioners using this resource should be aware of any child whose family member or friend may have been involved in a serious traffic incident. Special sensitivity will need to be shown in these cases and it may be appropriate to pre-warn the child’s parent / carer so they are able to prepare the child for the activities which are described below.

Diversity is also an important issue as there will be a wide range in children’s awareness of roads, traffic, signs and safety procedures depending on many factors. Some children may come from homes where there is no car, for example. The activities may also need to be slightly adapted for urban and rural locations, although we have tried to ensure that a range of situations and environments is represented in the materials.