Safety is the most important thing for taking care of kids. Kids are exposed to danger almost everywhere, especially on the road where danger threatens their safety every day. Traffic signs are installed practically on every road to guide road users, and to reduce the risks on the roads. Different colors and shapes of the traffic signs provide different types of information. It is very important to teach kids recognize the commonly used traffic signs, and teach them understand their meanings.
Different colors are used for different types of road signs. Green is used for guide signs. Green signs indicate where you are, or how far a place is from where you are. Red sign means stop, yield or do what is shown on the sign. Yellow is used for signs with general warnings. White signs include information regarding enforceable laws and ordinances.
This worksheet provides several standard shapes used on road signs. The red equilateral triangle yield sign indicates yielding the right of way. The red octagon stop sign means that drivers should come to a full stop at an intersection controlled by this sign. The pennant no passing zone sign will be on the left-hand side of the road or highway, warning you of a no passing zone. The yellow diamond warning signs alert you to special road hazards, such as pedestrian crossing ahead. Words or pictures on the sign will show why you need to slow down or use extra caution. Rectangle shaped signs are regulatory or guide ones, indicating what you should or should not do, such as the speed limits. Pentagon shaped school-crossing signs mark school areas and school crossings. Its color may be yellow or fluorescent yellow-green. The do-not-enter sign is a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red circle, meaning you cannot enter. The crossbuck railroad crossing sign is placed at each railroad crossing, usually with a number showing how many sets of train tracks you must cross. The circle railroad crossing ahead sign gives you early warning of railroad crossings. This sheet provides a summary of different shapes and colors used on road signs. Besides safety education, it also provides a good way of introducing practical use of colors and shapes to toddlers.