A great new way to make walks with your kids safer, fun & stress free!
Multi-award winning Walkodile® was invented by primary teacher Elaine Stephen MBE, to use with her young pupils.
Now she has developed Walkodile® Duo for parents & childminders so they can benefit from all Walkodile® can offer.
Duo is best suited for children aged 2-5 years. Two children each wear a hi viz, adjustable safety belt and are connected to Walkodile's® arm via a secure two way clip. Both children then hold on and can safely begin their walk with their parent or supervisor.
Using Walkodile® Duo means a parent or supervisor will always have one hand free, as they only need to hold one child’s hand. In addition, Duo can be easily used on narrow paths/pavements as its flexibility allows the children to walk in front of one another whilst still clipped in.
Plus the children have great fun using it! On reaching their destination the children are unclipped from Duo, but they can keep on their hi viz belt so they can be more easily seen in large open spaces or built-up areas. When ready to head back, they're clipped into Duo to safely begin their journey.
Children need to explore their local area on a frequent and regular basis for a number of reasons:
- Develop their knowledge about the landscape and community
- Experience learning in, through and about the real world
- Develop road safety awareness
- Visit local green space and have regular contact with nature
- Get to know the people who live and work in the local community
- Use local services such as libraries, community centres and village halls
- Improve their sense of direction
- Manage a variety of different surfaces in different weather conditions all year round
- Become confident walking out and about, rather than being driven in a car
Winner - British Invention of the Year 2007
Winner - International Design of the Year 2007
Winner - International Invention Award 2007
Winner - Pan-European Shell Exploration Safety Exchange Competition 2005/06
'More pleasurable walks without the constant worry of anyone escaping'