CLEAR STEERING Against Distractive Driving
CLEAR STEERING Against Distractive Driving is an innovative, interactive program for middle school students. Endorsed by the Central PA Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Education Committee, the program includes an insurance agent, a police officer and a friend of someone who has died as a result of a distracted driver. Large adult, and teenage puppets are used to create actual distracted driving scenes, as well as, “Peer Steer” who leads the students in the following: Clear Steer! Stay Focused! and Don’t be a Statistic! A media presentation drives home the point that 95% ofdistracted driving accidents are caused by young passengers.
The copyrighted program was written by Kingdom Kidz, Inc. and produced by their Kidz 4 Education Division in partnership with Lawton Insurance Agency, Inc. – Erie Insurance Agency. (Lewisburg and Mifflinburg, PA)
Students receive a bracelet with the phrase “Clear Steer! Stay Focused! and Don’t be a Statistic! ” and are given the opportunity to sign a PLEDGE!
This 45 minute program is filled with lots of exercise and educational concepts for children ages 3-?. Presented by the Kidz 4 Education division, it has the children moving actively and engages them in many different movements. Through lots of songs and activities, the children leave the program excited about exercising – well, at least enjoying it. At the beginning of the program, children are grumbling some. However, by the end of the program, they are having so much fun, they want to continue. Parents have been very encouraging about this program.
Reading is Fun
This 35 minute presentation uses the creative art form of puppetry, to introduce to children that reading can be fun. Through songs and narratives, the puppets present the following literacy concepts to the children:
- Is Fun
- Can take us to FARAWAY PLACES
- Allows us to use our imagination through FANTASY
- Can introduce us to a FRIEND
- Show us how we can make FOOLISH decisions or act FOOLISH
- Can make us think
Throughout the entire puppet presentation, the puppets and narrator are interacting with the audience and engaging them to read. The audience becomes involved in reading and goes away from the presentation with a love for reading. The upbeat songs have the children singing, clapping and reading along. It is appropriate for black light, as well as, white light presentations.
It is age appropriate for preschool, day care centers and early elementary.
THINK – “Before You Start”
This 35 minute educational program is suited for elementary through middle school age children. During the progression of the story, Sage, is persuaded by her peers to try a cigarette. She soon discovers that she is “addicted”, which affects her ability to be the track athlete she wants to be.
Since the puppets portray a true story of a real character, the audience is engaged with the story. There are many visuals and theatrical aspects which bring the concept of anti-smoking alive to the audience.
After presenting this creative and innovative approach to the audiences in the past, many parents come to us and share they wish have “heard” of this before they started to smoke.
Meet our puppet, Spot, the fire dog, McGruff, the crime dog, and our fireman puppet.
Using 60’s Rock and Roll music, with new lyrics in a 40 minute presentation, “Safety Rock” presents the following safety rules to children:
- Don’t Go Out Alone
- Don’t Talk to Strangers
- The Policemen and Firemen are our friends
- Don’t Play With Fire
- Don’t Be Cruel (bullying)
- Riding the Bus
- Fasten Your Seatbelt
This presentation has been seen at Kid Care and other Children’s Health and Safety Events, Day Care and Nursery Schools and Police Night Out. It is appropriate for preschool through fifth grade.
The children are learning how to stop, drop and roll at a Children’s Health Fair.
Through the creative art of excellent puppetry, the audience is encouraged to use the T-R-R-F-C-C acronymfor having good character. They leave the program singing the upbeat songs and a positive message about being a person of good character.
T – Trustworthy
R – Respect
R – Responsible
F – Fairness
C – Caring