What do children see on their way to school?
Through a Child’s eyes
This week when walking to school with my youngest son Jake, I decided to do something a little different with him. I have been thinking what would it be like to see how Jake views the world around us on the school walk.We walk to school most days and discuss so many topics on the way, I knew It would be easy to get him on board taking pictures during our school run.
We generally set off at 07.50 hours and it takes about 25 minutes to get to his school, this is great because we love to walk it’s not only a good time for talking to each other but its also great for his health.
So here are a few pictures that Jake has taken using my mobile phone whilst walking to school on a not so sunny day, we still made the best of it though.
The Gorilla in the garden
This picture is rather interesting. A neighbour of mine has placed a rather large Gorilla outside of their house. The funny thing about this is it used to be my husbands house before his mother sold it and moved to a new area a few years ago. This is the first place Jake wanted to take a picture because he knows the house means a lot to his dad. We also think this is funny because not many people can boast that they have a Gorilla in their garden.
The Local Church
Jake spotted the local church in our area and wanted to stop and photograph this.The lovely thing about this church is his grandparents actually got married here when they were only 17 years old. Jake always stops and talks about this church,as he has heard the story from his dad about a thousand times and he finds it brilliant to know the history of his family.
The Busy Road
The main road which is very busy on a morning, we live quite close to Leeds city centre and the White Rose Shopping Centre and this road gets so busy, Jake thought this might be interesting for you all to see (I have no idea why).
The Cheapest Shop in Town
This is a shop all the school children in our area go to before and after school. My eldest used to stop at this shop all the time, and over the years the kids have named it CHEAPOS. Its a lovely little shop and the owner treats the children lovely when they go in and is always cheerful and smiling, which is rare to find nowadays.This is why the whole community still go here after years of this place being open.
The Busy Junction
This is one of the busiest Junctions near our house, and another reason why I like to walk Jake to school. I have drilled it into him that under no circumstances should he ever cross like the kids are doing in this picture. He wanted to take a picture of this because he knows how important it is to stay safe on his way to school.The roads we cross are very busy main roads, we thought highlighting the dangers we see may be a good thing.
Did Jake enjoy this task?
Jake actually enjoyed taking these photos, although they were taken on a rainy day they still highlight what he finds interesting on his way to school. I think it’s important to understand and see through a childs eyes and listen to what they have to say about things they find interesting.
Eye Health Information
I also think its a great idea to have your children’s eyesight checked, eye health is really important. Jake wears glasses because he gets headaches when reading and writing and using the computer. We discovered this a few years ago, luckily this is now improving and helping with his concentration. If you would like more information about eye health and check ups click here.
We will be doing this again because it was actually quite fun, I am sure some of the pictures will get better once we get out of this rainy period and get some lovely white snow.
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* We were sent some eye health products as a Thank you for writing this post, all opinions and views are our own*