We’re getting packed up this week to go on holiday and we can’t wait to escape this dreich weather we’ve been having. Road Safety Scotland got in touch to ask if we’d be interested in receiving a copy of “Ziggy’s Sunny Holiday” to remind us that we also need to take everything we know about road safety with us.
If you’re not familiar with Ziggy, he is the main character in the “Go Safe With Ziggy” stories, which help children learn about road safety. We’ve had a few of his books before from nursery illustrating how to cross the road, wait at lights and be seen.
Ziggy’s Sunny Holiday follows Ziggy, Andrew, Maggie, Mum and Sausage on a family holiday to a caravan park. It covers everything from getting in and out the car safely, such as not playing with seat belts and waiting for an adult to open the door… Right through to how to act in car parks where you could be sharing the road space with cars driving whilst you walk to a footpath.
The book also covers a few fun activities to involve younger children and help them understand the importance of road safety and why they need to be careful and take extra special care on and around places where cars drive.
As part of the Road Safety Scotland initiative, Ziggy and his team of helpers will be visiting the Westfield Family Nurture Centre, in Cupar and doing fun interactive demonstrations to teach children about staying safe.
If you would like to find out more about Ziggy, there are plenty of free and helpful learning resources on the Road Safety Scotland website, including fun videos and flip books.
We’ll certainly be remembering all our handy road safety tips when we go on holiday, thanks to Ziggy.
Disclosure: This is a collaboration with Road Safety Scotland