Did you know Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 is International Walk To School Day? Kids across the country (and the world!) are taking part in this annual event to help create communities that are safe places to walk.
Here are three reasons why your child should participate in Walk To School Day (and keep walking throughout the year)¹:
- An easy way to get the physical activity kids need. Create positive life-long habits and instill an active lifestyle for your child by walking to school even just a times each week. A brisk morning walk can also increase focus and translate to better academic performance.
- It’s fun! Kids love the extra time socializing and walking with friends and neighbors in the morning. It’s a chance to get to know the neighborhood and interact with other kids and parents.
- Develop and master pedestrian safety skills. Walking to school is a great way to learn skills such as knowing when and how to safely cross the street, reading and obeying street signs, and choosing the safest route.
Interested in joining your school this Walk To School Day?
Check here to see if your school is participating, or contact your school administration to find out!
This October, KangaDo is an official sponsor of San Francisco’s Walk and Roll to School Day!
We’re excited about helping the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) community start school pooling. Learn more about our PTA contest and how we’re getting involved.
¹ Source: “What Are the Health Benefits for Children Who Walk or Bicycle to School?” National Center for Safe Routes to School. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2014.