A special guest appearance by Ruben the Road Safety Bear will delight children attending the Thames library this Thursday as part of its building transport holiday activity.
The popular bear is the mascot for Waikato Regional Council’s young road user safety programme and teaches children aged up to about seven years old how to be safe on and around our roads.
The programme, supported by New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Transport Agency, saw Ruben deliver 397 road safety lessons to over 21,000 throughout the Waikato last year.
The council’s transport projects administrator Jenny Davis said Ruben would be making a guest appearance at the Thames Library.
“Ruben hopes to have lots of children join him on Thursday at 10.30am to hear Ruben’s new Matariki Adventure story which promotes his key safety messages,” she said.
Ruben’s website (www.ruben.govt.nz(external link)) is also the go-to place for his safety messages and activities to keep children occupied these holidays. As well, it has helpful links and information for teachers, parents and caregivers.
The messages Ruben covers in his performances are: