Friday, July 31, 2009

“Kids Learn New Moves With Activate"

Activate Martinsville-Henry County kicked off its first children’s curriculum with a biking program for ages K-5 with the Boys & Girls Club on June 20th and 22nd. Partnering with the City Police Department, Activate tailored a one hour-long curriculum that focused on the importance of proper biking equipment and the essentials of road safety. Helmet safety in particular was stressed to the kids, as well as the “Dos and Don’ts” of riding a bicycle. The curriculum included interactive education; the kids answered questions about the basics of bicycles and bike riding. The kids familiarized themselves with bike parts by partaking in an old game with a new twist, “Pin the Name on the Bike.” Finally, each child learned new moves as the group practiced the correct hand signals to be used while bicycling on the road.

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