The first jobs we dream about as children are the jobs of community helpers such as firefighters, police officers, or chefs. For me, it was to become a teacher. And yet, when I went to college, I changed my major four times before I realized that this was my calling. My interior design class took a field trip to an eco-friendly elementary school when the sun shone into the room, and the angels started singing. These roles in our community are vital. While not all of our little ones will hear those angels calling when it comes to the jobs of community helpers, we can still learn how important each of these jobs is through different books on community helpers.
Community Helpers Lesson Plans
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do
by Kathryn Heling
Our first book on community helpers includes illustrations of the clothes and equipment that a particular job requires hanging on a clothesline.
The reader has to make an inference as to what job matches the clothesline clues. So fun for little learners to guess which community helper it could be!
Let's Meet a doctor
Books on Community Helpers
Let’s Meet a Doctor by Bridget Heos is the story of Dr. Zambil and how he helps sick or hurt kids. He also helps healthy kids stay healthy and trains new doctors.
This book on community helpers takes you through the day of a doctor, and if you’re looking for more, this series has books on all types of community helpers to add to your classroom library.
by James Dean
Delivering Your Mail
by Ann Owen
Delivering Your Mail by Ann Owen shows the importance of mail carriers. This book also shows how a mail truck works and how mail carriers deliver the mail in all kinds of situations.
And if you’re looking for dramatic play to go with this community helper, check out our post office dramatic play.
Police Officers on Patrol
by Kersten Hamilton
Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton is a lively book with detailed illustrations that show all of the diverse tasks that police officers take on. I love the motto: “Situation? Under control! / When people need help, we rock and roll!” This book is an exciting introduction to police officers and how they help in the community. Perfect pick for your books on community helpers!
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If there is anything you need to get this community helpers theme ready for your preschoolers, just let me know, and I would be happy to help with whatever you need!