Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy expands to offer free safety resources for K-8 educators to use in the classroom
MILWAUKEE (October 26, 2016) - The Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program, a partnership of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Kohl's Cares, has introduced a new program section designed specifically for educators.
Nicknamed "Spriggy Goes to School," the program section on the KohlsSafeandHealthy.com website aims to connect elementary and middle school educators with topical safety resources to share in their classrooms and within their school communities. Spriggy is the program mascot, a loveable blue character, who teaches kids safety lessons in fun and engaging ways.
"Accidental injury remains the leading cause of death in children ages 18 and younger," said Katie Horrigan, director of Community Education and Outreach, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. "We know that education and awareness helps to prevent many of these injuries, so we are asking educators to connect with their students in the classroom by empowering them to learn more about their own health and safety."
The new section of the website, Educator Resources, aggregates safety materials into sections specifically targeted to topics appropriate for K-8 students. Safety resources cover topics like: playground safety, outdoor and sports safety, kitchen safety, family safety planning, pedestrian safety and many others, for educators to share in their classrooms and school communities.