Teaching our little learners about community helpers is one of my favorite units. We interact with community helpers everyday – police offers, firemen, mail carriers, doctors and so much more! There are so many ways to have fun with this unit. And, watch little brains at work as they explore and imagine all that’s around them in their community. Especially by finding some great community helper books!
Finding community helper books to read with them is a great addition with these types of units. And they get to visually see all the community helpers they recognize.
Community Helper Books
Reading community helper books is so important for little learners as they learn through this unit. They get exposed to all the different jobs that are out there helping them everyday.
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This is My Town
Little Critter® shares what he knows about his neighbors and the places to go in Critterville. Who delivers the mail? Where does Little Critter go to see a movie? Who keeps everyone safe? Come explore the town with Little Critter. And, discover where everyone works and plays!
Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear’s small cavity. Then it’s her turn in the chair to have a dangling baby tooth removed. An entertaining story for preschoolers of a cheerful and informative visit to a dentist.
Let’s Meet a Police Officer
Do you want to learn more about police cars? Police dogs? Other tools the police use? Then it’s your lucky day! Officer Gabby is a police officer. She knows how to keep people safe. She shows a group of kids how she does her job. Three cheers for police officers!
Whose Hands are These?
If your hands can mix and mash, what job might you have? What if your hands reach, wrench, yank, and crank? The hands in this book—and the people attached to them—do all sorts of helpful work. And together, these helpers make their community a safe and fun place to live. As you read this community helper book, keep an eye out for community members who make repeat appearances! Can you guess all the jobs based on the actions of these busy hands?
When I Grow Up
In dazzling wordplay and delicious rhymes, Billy regales his patient teacher and amazed classmates with tales of the variety of careers he wants to pursue—each more outlandish and wildly imaginative than the last!
Let’s Meet a Construction Worker
What do construction workers do? Some lucky kids are about to find out! They visit Mr. Moore, a construction worker who’s helping to build a new school. He shows them machines that dig big holes. He explains how he follows the building plans. And, he tells about different workers and how they stay safe. Hooray for construction workers!
If I Built a Car
Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with brilliant colors and lots of shiny chrome, this far-out vision is ready to cruise! There’s a fireplace, a pool, and even a snack bar! After a tour of the ritzy interior, Robert the robot starts up the motor . . . and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test drive ever!
Whose Hat is This?
Put on your thinking cap and guess whose hat is whose. There are hard hats and soft hats, square hats and round hats. There are even very tall hats. Some workers wear special hats to help them do their jobs. Can you guess whose hat is whose?
Let’s Meet a Doctor
What does a doctor do? These kids have a few ideas. But to learn more, they talk to Dr. Zambil. He tells them how he helps sick or hurt kids feel better. Dr. Zambil sees healthy kids to help keep them healthy. He even helps train new doctors. Let’s hear it for doctors!
Curious George and the Firefighters
Curious George and the Firefighters is a story based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. Firefighters are a famously brave lot. But, can they withstand a visit from one curious monkey? Grab this Fire Safety unit for some supplemental activities.
Blast off on an adventure to the International Space Station! Join the astronauts on their long journey and learn how they work, eat, and sleep in this zero-gravity atmosphere. With the fun interactive features, kids can make the rocket take off, go on a space walk, watch the sun rise and set 16 times a day, and more. Simple science facts will fascinate budding astronauts and astronomers.
Let’s Meet a Firefighter
Are you curious about fire trucks? Firefighting clothes? Hoses and ladders? You’re in luck! Firefighter Jim works at the fire department. Jim knows how to handle all kinds of emergencies. He shows a group of kids how he does his job. Let’s hear it for firefighters!
A Day at the Police Station
It’s time for a ride-along with Busytown’s favorite police officer, Sergeant Murphy! Whether it’s helping Busytown citizens find their lost items, handling huge traffic jams, or teaching the town about safety, children will love this fun and exciting story from the one and only Richard Scarry. Includes a sheet of stickers!
Let’s Meet a Veterinarian
What does a veterinarian do? Let’s find out! Dr. Kate is a veterinarian. She visits a school to give Henry, the class guinea pig, a checkup. She shows the class the tools she uses. Dr. Kate tells them about the many things vets do. And, the students learn how to take good care of Henry. Hooray for veterinarians!
Corduroy Goes to the Doctor
The youngest fans of Corduroy, one of the best-loved children’s book characters for the past fifty years, will delight in these simple, sturdy board books-now available in a larger size with an updated, modern look.
Let’s Meet a Teacher
Whiteboards, computers, and stickers. What do these things have in common? They’re all tools Ms. Crawford uses in her job. Ms. Crawford is a fourth grade teacher. She invites a group of students learning about community helpers to visit her classroom. She shows them the many ways she helps her students learn. Hooray for teachers!
Whose Tools are These?
Use your thinking tool and guess whose tools are whose. Tools can be big, small, soft, hard, sharp, or smooth. Many workers use special tools to do their jobs. Can you guess whose tools are whose?
Let’s Meet a Dentist
Have you ever had a toothache? Or gotten your teeth cleaned? Dr. Florez could help you out! She’s a dentist, and today she has an office full of curious visitors. They try out her dentist’s chair and look at X-rays of teeth. They also learn how she helps patients keep their teeth clean and healthy. Hooray for dentists!
Pete the Cat Construction Destruction
When Pete sees that the playground is in bad shape, he gets a totally groovy idea—make a new playground! Pete calls in construction workers and cement mixers, backhoes and dump trucks to build the coolest playground ever. In the end, Pete learns that to make something special, you have to dream big.
Let’s Meet a Librarian
Are you curious about dinosaurs? Music? Volcanoes? You’re in luck! Mr. Field is a librarian. He knows how to find information about all kinds of cool things. He shows the students in Mrs. Ríos’s class how to use the library. Let’s hear it for librarians!
Teaching the community helpers unit is so fun for little ones as they get to explore all the different jobs in our community. It’s so fun for us adults as we get to watch them learn, grow, and their little brains at work! Grab some community helper books and this community helpers unit and explore all the amazing community helpers around us helping everyday.