Community Helpers for 3-5 year olds

Have you heard of a community helper? These people are the firefighters, police officers, doctors, and teachers that make our community safe, happy, and healthy. Let’s read all about them!

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Video: English

Video: Español

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Community Helper

  • Can you think of any helpers in your community?
  • What places can you see a community helper? 

Serious Accident

  • Have you ever seen a bad accident? How did the accident make you feel? 
  • What community helpers can help in a car accident?

Billy to the Rescue 

  • How does Billy help his community?
  • Who helps Billy save the people, animals, and plants? 

Books:  Español


Ayudantes de la Comunidad

  • ¿Puedes pensar en quién son los ayudantes en tu comunidad?
  • ¿En donde vez los ayudantes?
  • ¿Como ayudas tu?

Accidente Grave

  • ¿Has estado en un accidente grave, como te hizo sentir?
  • ¿Quién te ayuda cuando estás en un accidente de carro?

Billy al Rescate

  • ¿Cómo ayuda Billy a la comunidad?
  • ¿Quién ayuda a Billy a salvar a la gente, animales y plantas?

Puedo Ayudar!

  • ¿A quien le ayudas en la casa?
  • ¿Quien te ayuda a ti?

Things to Do Together

  • What is a community? A community is a place where people live, work and play. 
  • Talk about how the people in these jobs help others.
    • Construction workers
    • Farmers
    • Doctors/nurses
    • Firefighters
    • Garbage collectors
    • Mail carriers
    • Teachers
    • Veterinarians
    • Dentists
    • Hairdressers
    • Plumbers
  • If you have sidewalk chalk either draw some fires or let your child draw them. Have fun “putting out the fires” using a watering can or hose!

Way to Move Together

  • Choose a few of the helpers from the stories you read or talked about. Can you move like they do?
    • Garbage collector – stand up straight and pick up an imaginary trash can from one side. Twist your body to put it down on the other side of you.
    • Baker – hold your bowl with one arm and use the other to stir the batter you are making. 
    • Pilot – sit with your legs out straight in front of you. Lift your arms out on either side and pretend you are flying.
    • Teacher – pick up your imaginary chalk/marker and start writing on your board – make sure you write from left to right!

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • Did you learn about any new jobs this week?
  • How do the people you learned about help you?

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Community Helpers for 3-5 year olds
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