Let’s Go Biking! Getting Started

Let’s Go Biking! Getting Started


CHILDREN GIGGLE NARRATOR: Let’s Go Biking! has been designed NARRATOR: to make it easy for you to teach bicycling safety NARRATOR: by giving you everything you need to understand, NARRATOR: prepare for, and lead the classroom lessons. NARRATOR: Before you instruct, review the lesson plans. NARRATOR: Read the Instructor’s Guide for more information NARRATOR: about the curriculum structure NARRATOR: and how to include and instruct children NARRATOR: of differing skills and abilities. NARRATOR: Lesson plans have a list of materials NARRATOR: so you’ll know what you need to do NARRATOR: to prepare for each lesson. NARRATOR: Many materials are provided within the lesson in the form of NARRATOR: handouts, NARRATOR: assessments NARRATOR: and supplemental Parent/Caregiver Tip Sheets. NARRATOR: Having props available, NARRATOR: like an actual bicycle and helmet for kids to interact with NARRATOR: will make these lessons even more engaging. NARRATOR: Some of the classroom lessons use videos NARRATOR: to deliver key concepts in a visual manner. TY: Before you make a left turn, TY: take a quick look back for traffic, TY: and put your left arm out straight. NARRATOR: The videos incorporate pauses for discussion NARRATOR: so you can keep children engaged. SYDNEI: So, what are the first three important things SYDNEI: that you need to do before you ride your bike? SYDNEI: See if you can remember them all. TY: Before you ride your bike, you need to… KIDS: Ask an adult. KIDS: Plan a safe route. KIDS: Have a bike that fits. NARRATOR: In these lessons, your focus will be on NARRATOR: leading the discussion, not lecturing. NARRATOR: Note where pauses are inserted NARRATOR: to allow time for discussion of a topic. NARRATOR: Each lesson has a basic script to help you guide the learners NARRATOR: through the discussion and demonstration of key concepts. NARRATOR: You do not have to be an expert bicyclist to teach bicycle safety. NARRATOR: The lesson plans, videos and Instructor’s guide were designed NARRATOR: so that any capable adult can teach these lessons. NARRATOR: Tips are included to get you off to a great start. NARRATOR: The videos show bicyclists demonstrating basic skills NARRATOR: for riding in the roadway NARRATOR: and help an instructor with limited bicycling experience NARRATOR: to run an effective course. NARRATOR: We also encourage you to develop your cycling skills NARRATOR: or invite others from local cycling clubs or bike shops to help. NARRATOR: So, what are you waiting for? NARRATOR: Let’s go biking! CHILDREN GIGGLE

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