Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Community Helpers

As we talk about community helpers, and do many play activities, we will learn and practice so many new words that will help us in communicating, reading, and writing throughout our lives. We also will learn a lot about social skills. We will learn that in our community there are people who take care of all the things in our neighborhoods so we can learn, be safe and stay healthy. They are community helpers, such as teachers, doctors, dentists, police officers and firefighters. We will talk about how doctors and dentists help us to stay healthy.Doctors help us by giving us shots to keep us from getting diseases, or when we feel sick, and they listen to our heart and lungs to make sure they are healthy. Dentists help us by cleaning and fixing our teeth. We will draw about when we went to the doctor or dentist. We will talk about how police officers keep us sife. They can help us find our parents if we are lost. We will learn that if there is an emergency and we need help, we can call the police by dialing “911” on the phone. We will learn that firefighters are who we call if there is a fire. They spray water or chemicals on the fire to put it out. We can call the firefighters by dialing “911” on the phone, just like the police. Firefighters also teach us what to do and how to stay safe if there is a fire. We will learn that mail carriers are community helpers who help us by delivering our mail and bring mail or letters to our homes. Some mail carriers deliver mail in a car while others use a big truck, an airplane or even walk. We will be writing letters to ourselves. We will put our names, addresses and a postage stamp on the envelopes so that it can be mailed.

Preschool Skills Emphasized in this Unit


  • Becoming Familiar with Community helpers vocabulary

  • Reading pictures and words


  • Connecting print with the spoken language

  • Fine motor development through drawing

  • Writing in Journals

  • New Words added to copy


  • Sequencing

  • Ordinal Numbers

  • Counting

  • "Real World" math addition problems

  • Sorting

Social Skills

  • Calling 911 for help

  • Helping People in our Community

  • Showing appreciation for people who help us

  • Working cooperatively to complete a task


  • What to do in case of fire

  • Roles of community helpers

  • Importance of health and dental care


Noah's Ark & Animals
Vehicles for Community Helpers

Bob the Builder Back Pack with Helmet, Measuring Tape and Tools. Need anything that needs fixing?

Jet and Police vehicles.

Community Worker Figures.

The Doctor is in the house.

Fire Fighter costumes.

Books on Community Workers.

Wish List

Community Helper Curriculum
Item# LL414 My Community Magnetic Maze $34.99
FF574 All Around town Vocabulary Sorting Center $24.95
DD522 Around Our Community Photo Card Library $19.95
TT965 Police Officer Puzzle $10.95
TT966 Mail Carrier Puzzle $10.95
TT961 Construction Worker Puzzle $10.95
TT962 Doctor Puzzle $10.95
TT968 Chef Puzzle $10.95
TT963 Dentist Puzzle $10.95
TT967 Firefighter Puzzle $10.95
Item # 16167 All About Preschoolers Book Set $89.95 “Community Helpers”
Item # 8WWNMFBHELP Large Community Helpers Felt Set $20.85