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Learning about community helpers is fun! Engage preschoolers with these 15 awesome books about community helpers. Perfect read-alouds for school or home!
When my boys were little they were fascinated with anyone in uniform. They loved talking to policemen and firemen. Those men and women were heroes in my boys’ eyes.
I think it’s important for our little ones to know who the people are in their communities who are there to keep them safe. Here is a small list of community helper books that they are sure to enjoy.
Community Helper Books
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of community helpers books that will help your preschooler learn more about community helpers and the jobs they do!
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Whose Tools Are These? – Describes some of the different kinds of tools that workers use.
Jobs People Do – Jobs People Do is the book for helping children find out all about the careers that interest them. I want to be a builder, firefighter, veterinarian, paramedic, mechanic, musician…Here is the book to help me choose. Entertaining text and photographs of real children dressed for each hob help youngsters explore 50 different careers, from chef to scientist. Pages also detail the duties and training required for each one.
Community Helpers Coloring Book – In this lively coloring book, youngsters are introduced to helpful people in their community. Thirty drawings depict a school bus driver, librarian, doctor, nurse, mechanic, firefighter, police officer, teacher, and other important people. An informative, rhyming caption accompanies each illustration.
Whose Hat Is This? – Describes some of the different kinds of hats that people wear.
Helpers in My Community – Introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better.
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do – Look on and below seven clotheslines and spot colorful items, including the mail carrier’s uniform, the artist’s brushes, and the chef’s apron. Then turn the page to learn which professionals wear and use the special gear in the jobs they do.
Community Helpers – Simple sentences let even the youngest reader feel confident reading on their own. A technology challenge at the end.
Whose Hands Are These? – If your hands can mix and mash, what job might you have? What if your hands reach, wrench, yank, and crank? The hands in this book—and the people attached to them—do all sorts of helpful work. And together, these helpers make their community a safe and fun place to live.
Show Me Community Helpers – In Show Me Community Helpers, kids get a just-right reference book about important people like fire fighters, police officers, doctors, and teachers. Tons of facts and photos teach kids about community helpers and the ways they help us every day.
Community Helpers from A to Z – Let’s meet people who make our communities cleaner, safer, more pleasant places to live.
The Berenstain Bears’ Jobs Around Town – Searching for the perfect job, the Bear siblings learn to celebrate the many talents of others and begin to imagine where their own God-given gifts will take them as they grow.
Jobs People Do – Preschoolers will have great fun reading about jobs people do as they add sticker uniforms to the boys and girls in the book.
What Do People Do All Day? – Shows and tells what busy people do every day to build houses, sail ships, fly planes, keep house, and grow food.
Whose Tools? – This nonfiction ode to building a house from the ground up features six kinds of craftsmen and the 24 tools they use, accurately labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain is revealed under a gatefold, seven in all, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game.
Look for the Helpers – When something bad happens, whether it’s a bad storm, natural disaster, or anything scary, Daniel learns that if you look closely, you will always find good people helping out those in need.
Which of these books about community helpers will you read first?