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Learning about community helpers is a fun theme in early childhood. Talking about careers and connecting jobs to people in the community give kids an understanding of how we all work together, and how each job is important. I love to incorporate fun community helpers activities, and these 15 community helpers books for kids are great to add to your plans for a themed unit, or to read anytime!
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15 Community Helpers Books for Kids
What do construction workers do? Visit one and find out! Visit Mr. Moore, who is helping to build a new school. Learn about machines, building plans, and how to stay safe!
It’s Career Day! The kids in Mrs. Madoff’s class are going to bring special visitors and share about the work people they know do. What kind of work do the people in your life do?
In a school setting, bus drivers are someone many kids can relate to. Even kids at home see the big yellow buses go by and may be curious about them. Learn about bus drivers and what they do with this fun story!
Time for a checkup, Biscuit! Biscuit books are always a favorite, and this one is no exception as you follow along on his trip to the doctor to find out how much he has grown.
Police keep us safe and protect us. What do they do to protect and serve, and what does that mean?
Who takes care of our animals if they are sick or hurt? Learn about veterinarians and what they do to help with this fun read aloud.
This book in the community helpers series showcases police officers and how they keep us safe.
Another book from the community helpers series, this one explores mail carriers and their job, including how they ensure people in the community get their mail!
I always love The Berenstain Bears because every story seems to teach a great life lesson. Tour their town with them and learn about the different jobs people have, and how they help to serve the community.
What happens at the fire station when the fire alarm goes off? This beginning reader shows some child-appropriate real-life situations and uses real pictures along the way.
Little Critter is headed to the dentist for a checkup! What happens at the dentist? Is there any reason to be nervous, or will it not be that bad?
Welcome to Busytown! Tour the town in this popular book and see what the people and community workers do all day.
This widely popular children’s book is a hit for the silly antics of the two main characters. Nobody wants to listen to Officer Buckle’s safety tips, but when he gets a dog, Gloria, they find she can demonstrate them pretty well! Suddenly, everyone wants to listen!
It’s time for the Berenstain Bears to have a checkup! Follow along to the doctor’s office while they get their temperatures taken, eyes checked, and ears examined too.
This lively, rhyming text makes a great read aloud. The illustrations and the fun rhythm to the story will make this a hit with your kids for sure!
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