Educators engaged children in a variety of maths and science based learning experiences to increase understanding of how car seats and seatbelts help to protect their bodies and keep them safe. The project involved cross-curriculum, play-based, child-centred road safety teaching and learning at its best.
Educators explored with children what the seatbelts were protecting by looking closely at the human body. Children’s ideas, thoughts and understandings about their organs, bones and how these are protected by the seatbelt were documented in various ways by the educators. Sharing the children’s engagement in the project with families led to many opportunities to engage the adults with important passenger safety information.