Bonjour lecteurs! Like any other parent, the safety of Baba is my priorité! And as you already know, we are often on a train! Baba is a bit obsessed with them ?So making sure he knows how to be secure when we use this transport, c’est important! Stay Safe with Network Rail & Thomas and Friends! It is now with the fameux train bleu…
Our Life On A Train
We regularly commute to London on the train.
So Baba is very aware that he needs to stay behind the yellow line.
At a young age, I would usually keep him in the pushchair so that he was more protected.
Baba is also aware that he needs to hold my hand and he is really excited when it is time to go: ‘Attention Au Départ!’
And because we live in the country, we have also come across many crossing levels. And let me tell you that it is quite exciting for the Frenchie toddler when it happens!
So I think we are pretty trained on the matter.
Being Safe On The Railway
But a recent Mumsnet survey suggests that 3 in 10 parents have never discussed rail safety with their children!
I get it, not everyone regularly travels on the train. And it is common to start teaching them road safety. Crossing a road or making sure they walk on the pavement is probably one of the first things we explain.
But because I have always been on the move with Baba on trains, I think I actually taught him first about staying safe on the rails.
Even if you don’t live near the railway, rail safety matters!
Thomas And Friends To the Rescue
94% of parents discuss road safety whereas only half of the parents talk to their child about rail safety.
The thing is, you might not know where to start! Well, Network Rail has the solution!
It has the best ally in town! Thomas and Friends are here to help you get the conversation going! So put on your best train driver cap and embark into a sweet adventure with the cute train bleu!
And when you know this is the first time a Thomas and Friend book has covered a rail safety theme, ne résistez pas!
‘Attention au départ!‘ Get practising your best choo choo move parents! ?
Download The Book!
Download the PDF version now for free on the Network Railway website ?
It is a super sweet story with Thomas on an exciting adventure around railway tracks, stations and level crossings.
Everything is covered and together, you can learn while enjoying the benefits of reading.
And as always, Thomas is a bit cheeky (it reminds me of someone ?)
He learns that staying safe is much more important than going fast or being silly!
- he must watch for children standing too close to the tracks
- the Fat Controller also reminds Thomas that people must always close gates behind them
- a level crossing can be dangerous, so don’t go if it is red!
- you even have a mini quiz at the end of the booklet
It is really sweet and if your little ones are also amazed by trains, use it as a bedtime story. That way, safety is at the back of their mind the next time they will be on the train!
Stay Safe With Network Rail & Thomas
And if you want the conversation to go further or engage your children in something fun, you can also use or follow #ThomasSafety on social media to share your impressions of the book…
And find out more information about rail safety.
Are you ready to have fun with Thomas? Stay Safe with Network Rail & Thomas and Friends!
I gotta go peeps! We are off to another Kent adventure and we better catch our next train ASAP!
See you soon on the rails with my own little train driver ?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Network Rail.