Mar 072017
 March 7, 2017  Book Reviews, Education

There is no doubt about it: Kids love learning about community helpers! Whether they are curious about doctors, firefighters, librarians, or teachers, children are fascinated with thinking about what they might be when they grow up, plus it is a great way to get kids interested in their communities. Showing kindness to community helpers is also a wonderful way to teach kids gratitude! Here are some fabulous new picture books about community helpers, plus a huge list of learning activities!

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Books About Community Helpers

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My kids and I are in love with the new Tinyville Town series from Abrams Books! They are a wonderful way to teach young readers about community helpers. The illustrations are colorful and engaging, and the text is simple and straightforward. And of course I love that the characters are so diverse!

Start off with Gets to Work! (A Tinyville Town Book), a story about a town coming together to fix a big problem! It introduces children to a range of community helpers and teaches about teamwork. It also helps children think through the stages of solving a problem, from identifying it and coming up with a solution through the various stages of carrying the idea through to completion. They will never look at a bridge the same way again!

The series also focuses on individual community helpers and so far includes I’m a Veterinarian, I’m a Firefighter, and the latest I’m a Librarian.

Each of these board books looks at a day in the life of one community helper, from when they get up in the morning to when they go to sleep at night. The simple story lines are easy for young readers to follow, and the illustrations always have a touch of gentle humor. I also love how the story lines sometimes intersect, as when the fire fighter takes his dog to the vet.

These are books my little ones love reading with me or flipping through on their own. They would be a great addition to any home or school library!

Activities About Community Helpers

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