|Ziggy and the Lollipop: The main story covers the family’s journey to school accompanied by Ziggy. This story covers safe walking on the pavement as well as safe road crossing behaviour/use of a lollipop person/crossing patrol officer.
- it’s safer to hold hands
- as you walk along, look out for driveways
- when you stop, keep your toes behind the kerb
- always wait before you cross
- look and listen for traffic
- a lollipop person helps children to cross the road safely
|Ziggy’s Halloween Wish: The story focusses on the importance of visibility when walking/travelling at night. The story revolves around a night-time journey made at Halloween and the need for pedestrians and road users to make themselves seen to traffic.
- we have to look and listen for all sorts of traffic, not just cars
- it’s important to find a safe place to cross even if that means walking a bit further
- stop and wait with your toes behind the kerb
- look both ways and keep listening for traffic
- always wait until it is safe before your cross
- dressing brightly helps drivers to see you
|Ziggy Visits Granny: The story specifically addresses use of size/age appropriate car seats and proper use of seatbelts. The book also focusses on walking in the countryside and the need to face oncoming traffic when walking and standing back when cars pass. There are also messages around holding hands where there is no pavement, finding a safe place to cross and ensuring that you are visible to traffic.
- it’s important to sit in a car seat that fits your size
- being securely clicked in is the safest way to travel
- on roads with no pavements, it’s safer to hold hands
- on roads with no pavements, always walk on the side the traffic is coming towards you and stand in when vehicles drive past
- zebra crossings help us to cross the road safely
|Ziggy Goes Zab-a-ding-a-Wheeeee: The book has three main sections: the first introduces the importance of wearing a protective helmet, the second focusses on use of the pedestrian crossings and the final section demonstrates that wearing a helmet allows children to safely enjoy using bikes/scooters.
- it’s safer to wear a helmet when you’re on a bike
- use a crossing to get across the road if you can - even if it means walking a bit further along
- remember to wait and hold hands until you see the green man
- check that all traffic has stopped before you go straight across
- the park is a safe place to play in
|Ziggy’s Sunny Holiday: The story focusses on the dangers of getting out of the car/using the ‘safe side’ and safe behaviours in car parking areas. The initial part of the book also builds logically on the main messages presented in the previous books. A further theme that is introduced is inappropriate driving, and teaching children that not all drivers follow the rules of the road/stop at traffic lights.
- it’s safer and smarter to sit nicely in your car seat
- always wait until the grown-up with you tells you it’s safe to go before you get out of your car
- car parks can be dangerous
- it’s safer and smarter to stay close to the grown-up with you at all times
- always find a safe place to cross, even if this means you need to walk a bit further
- check that all the traffic has stopped before you go straight across, even if the green man is on
|Ziggy and Maggie Start School: The book does not have a single road safety message, nor does it introduce any ‘new’ road safety messages, but instead reiterates almost all of the learning from previous books in the series.
- it’s always safer to walk a bit further to use a proper crossing if there is one, like a Zebra, Pelican or Puffin crossing or to cross with a Lollipop person
- hold hands and wait with your toes behind the kerb
- look both ways and listen for traffic
- if you’re using a crossing, always wait until the traffic has stopped, even if the green man is on
- when it’s safe walk straight across and keep looking and listening as you go