Add this community helpers printable book to your preschool or kindergarten printable books today! It’s sure to come in handy during your next community helpers theme, or just when your students are enamored with local helpers.
Because we all know that kids have a keen interest in the special people who live and work in their neighborhoods! So they’ll likely have a blast with this printable easy reader, all while practicing important early literacy concepts.
This is a simple emergent reader, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discuss community workers including teachers (yay!), mail carriers, police officers, firefighters, veterinarians, doctors, and farmers. You can grab your own copy of the printable book at the very bottom of the post.
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With this community helpers printable reader, preschoolers explore some exciting people in their community that they see on a regular basis. What a simple way to practice literacy and learn more about what these people do.
Community Helpers Printable Book
Before you get started with the community helpers book, take some time to engage your preschoolers with questions:
- Do they know who community helpers are?
- Have they met any?
- Do they want to grow up to become one of these community helpers?
- Do any of them have parents that are community helpers?
You should get some pretty fun answers!
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Materials for the Printable Book
This is an easy one as far as materials goes! You really just need paper and a printer, but I’ll include a few extra ideas to round out the whole community helper theme! (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
There are plenty of books about community helpers that your kids will love to read with you, or listen to as they color in the emergent reader book:
How to Assemble the Community Helpers Emergent Reader
The quickest way to get started with the community helpers book is to print it out and staple it. If you want a bit more detail, here you go:
- First, you’ll need to download the community helpers book. Grab yours from the bottom of this post.
- Print out the number of copies you need (or head to the copier).
- Then, fold each page in half along the middle. Make sure the pictures are facing out.
- Next, place the pages in order with the folded edges to the right-hand side.
- Finally, staple along the left-most edge of the book.
And that’s it! If you want to see it in action, check out this quick video:
Depending on the use and the kids, sometimes I will cut and laminate the pages separately. Or I might even punch holes in the spine and string it together with yarn or ribbon. You can get the kids involved helping with this part if you’d like.
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Using the Community Helpers Book with Kids
There are several ways to use this printable, the most obvious being to read it with your kids. Then let the students color in the community helpers. They even have a chance to draw their favorite at the end of the reader.
Of course there are more ways to use the book, and each one will give your kids practice reading and learning about community helpers!
For instance, you can cut the pages apart after printing them and then laminate each page. The pages can be hole-punched and held together with binder clips. Or try out some of these ideas:
- Dry erase markers to trace the words and people
- Play dough to form over the people
- Counting beads or buttons to place over each letter
- Kids take turns picking a card to act out the community helpers
Would your students enjoy the community helpers easy reader?
More Community Helpers Activities
If your students enjoy the community helpers printable book, try these ideas next:
- Printable Community Helpers CVC Word Building Strips
- Community Helpers Printable Poster
- Post Office Play for Preschoolers
- Community Helpers Beginning Letter Sounds
- Road Construction Pretend Play
- Community Helper Songs for Kids
Done-For-You Preschool Resources
Let Preschool Teacher 101 save you a ton of planning time with fully-developed resources. That way, you can focus on teaching your students . . . and reclaim your personal time outside of the classroom!
Click on the image below to get our community helpers lesson plans. They include weekly plans, detailed daily lesson plans, whole group activities, small group lessons, center activities, book suggestions, editable planning templates, and related printables.
Here are a few more done-for-you resources to make your teaching life easier:
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Get the Community Helpers Printable Book
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