Draw, cut out, stick... Handicrafts have a multitude of benefits for little ones. On the one hand, the children work on fine motor skills by handling different materials, textures, and sizes. They also improve precision and coordination, and crafts contribute to the child's overall development through their own imagination and creativity. The child works and manages to create something, which contributes to their all-round development. In addition, when they work in a team, it encourages social relations. On top of this, the craft in question can be used to raise awareness and educate, for example, about road safety.
At Fundación MAPFRE we want to encourage the creativity of our little ones and, at the same time, make them aware of how important certain traffic-related issues are, such as headrests and how to move around the city. You can find all our craft videos here.
Here we show you how to create a headrest. Your children will learn why this safety element is important, and how to sit correctly in the car, as well as how to fasten their seatbelts.
Another good way to promote road safety education is to make a racing car out of recycled materials. While they are doing this, children learn concepts such as respect for the environment, and where to place the basic elements of a car such as the wheels and the steering wheel:
In addition to the crafts, we invite you to watch 'Jota Jota wants to learn road safety' with your children, a series of episodes where the main character faces different situations on the public road that he solves thanks to help from his father. Thanks to Jota Jota your children will learn about concepts such as how to cross the road, how to ride a bike and what sirens mean.