Welcome to Know the Fundamentals. This blog will devote itself to helping children understand the basics of life and how to stay safe. It will cover all sorts of topics, but mostly those that are overlooked, and put this information into a format, such as images, that can be freely distributed in schools, by cities or groups.
By teaching our children the fundamentals about safety and consideration, we will give them the tools to have a happy, healthy and productive future. It’s fundamental.
We encourage everyone to participate, by listing your ideas and then having others comment to expand the concept until we create an puzzle, poster or handout that can be distributed and enjoyed by the public at large.
All topics will be directed at child safety, to give them the knowledge to stay safe and if necessary to point out to their parents if they’re not ‘following the rules.’ Topics will initially be centered around pedestrian safety, bicycle safety and vehicular safety. We hope that by engaging both parents and children in a game like atmosphere that the lessons will be reinforced to both groups.
Lets face it, knowing that some child was crushed by a vehicle is more than ‘that’s tragic’ consideration from adults. It is a topic that can potentially prevent months or years of grief. It is no fun to watch a child have to go through physical and mental rebuilding over something that shouldn’t of happened in the first place. The truth is many, maybe most parents are taking chances and are unknowingly teaching their children, and other children who witness bad behavior, how to interact with traffic. A vehicle can not change it’s speed or direction on a dime and no person should put them in harm’s way. A child must know this fundamental knowledge before it’s too late.
We also will welcome photos, videos and sketches of bad behavior examples.
Stay smart, stay alert and practice the basics of responsible behavior.