You’re on a roll! (Or a walk?!)
At this crosswalk, let’s practice the SEP method again and focus on eye contact.
SHOW: Demonstrate how to look at drivers and make eye contact before crossing.
EXPLAIN: Talk with your child about why eye contact is so important. Ask your child the following questions:
Why is it safer to make eye contact with a driver before crossing? (Establish that they have seen you and are paying attention)
What kind of gesture will a driver make if they want to show me that they have seen me and it is safe to cross in front of them? (Wave, smile, raise hand, etc.)
PRACTICE: Hold hands with your child, make eye contact with a driver and wait for them to indicate it is safe to cross. Do this for both sides of traffic. Practice looking at the driver in both lanes as you cross.