Honolulu (KHON2) – The Hawaii State Department of Transportation’s “Walk Wise Hawaii Pedestrian Safety Program” discusses how parents can teach their children about traffic safety. 

As the Holidays  continue, The Hawaii State Department of Transportation HDOT is encouraging parents to define the roles of a “pedestrian” and how they can be vigilant during the New Year.

“Once your keiki has learned what a pedestrian is, then I would head outside your house or in town somewhere and have your keiki identify some of the traffic safety infrastructure we have and explain the importance of stopping in front of a top light and stop sign,” says Lance Rae, Spokesperson for HDOT Walk Wise Hawaii.

Those looking to learn more about the safety procedures provided by The Hawaii State Department of Transportation, parents can do so by logging online to their official website. 

For parents, milestones matter! Skills such as taking first steps, saying first words and smiling for the first time are all developmental milestones that happen at different stages of a child’s life.

Understanding your child’s changing growth and development is important and the Department of Health is here to help. All you have to do is go online and visit keikicheckup.com for the Milestone Moments Booklet and Tracker app.

There you will find a checklist that lists out the milestones to look for. Be sure to bring this along with you to your next doctor check-up. It’s got great questions and talking points to go over with your child’s pediatrician.

How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most keiki can do by a certain age. Learn more at KeikiCheckup.com.

The Hawaii State Department of Transportation’s “Walk Wise Hawaii Pedestrian Safety Program” 

www.hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/safe-communities/walkwisehawaii