An interesting study was carried out by the makers of "Rory The Racing Car" children's programme to find out whether girls or boys are naturally the better drivers. Over 70 children from local nurseries traveled to Brands Hatch to take the the wheel and have a drive round in a fleet of toddler's electric cars.
Marks our of ten were awarded for:
The children had to drive in a straight line, reverse and manoeuvre obstacles.
The results showed that 34% of boys were better at concentration and spatial awareness. But, when it came to dexterity and listening to instructions it was the girls who did better! In a straight line, 20% of boys did better than their fellow girls.
Who knows if boys or girls are more tailored to driving... it depends on who you ask!
Road safety is one of the most important topics that we can train our children on - cars and roads are so dangerouss for young children, but teaching them from an early age will help them to treat the highway code with respect. Here are some stark facts about road safety:
Teach children early how to cross the road in six steps:
Make sure you show them while you tell them and also ensure you follow these rules yourself when crossing.
Teach your child some other points:
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