Talking about community helpers opens up great conversations about how society works. How do we overcome illness? Why aren’t our street full of rubbish? What can we do when our puppy gets hurt? What would our neighbourhood be like if we didn’t have any community helpers?
Download these free readers, then pop down to the bottom of this post for links to many more community helper-based activities from your favourite bloggers!
These community helpers little readers are a great complement to any learning program. Choose between single word books or short phrases that all include the word ‘helped.’
Preparing these books
There are full picture instructions in the download (below).
Once you’ve printed off the pages you want to use they just need one slit cut in the middle of the page, then folded on the lines to create tiny pages.
One sheet of paper makes one 8-page book.
Using these books
The community helpers included in these books are: firefighters, police officers, doctors, vets, dentists and teachers.
One book labels the helpers, and the other uses short phrases as to how the community worker helped. Both books come in colour and black and white.
Community helpers label book
Look at the clothes each person is wearing and ask questions such as:
- Are the clothes they are wearing significant?
- Are they for protection?
- Are they practical?
- Are they for cleanliness?
- Is the colour important?
- Do they help us recognise what kind of job they have?
- Do they have tools they need to do their work?
- What are these tools called?
- How are they used?
- Why are they important?
- What might a happen if they didn’t have that tool?
Community helpers phrase book
Read each page together, looking closely at the pictures and ask questions such as:
- What do you think might be happening?
- How might the characters be feeling?
- How did the community workers improve the situation?
- How much time do you think the community workers spent in this particular situation?
- What might have happened if they were not there?
You could also expand into more general knowledge by asking:
- What situation might happen to me that would mean I’d need a firefighter or policeman or other community worker?
- What kind of training do you think is needed to learn how to do these jobs?
- Could I become a community helper?
- Do I know anyone who is a community worker?
Download your free readers
Click on the following highlighted link for your Community Helpers Little Readers. It will immediately be sent to your downloads folder or other device equivalent.
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