Community Helpers: Fun Friday features

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Explore community helpers in your classroom with these inspiring ideas!

Last week was all about community helpers.  We invited our fellow bloggers to share some of their ideas on how to introduce the concept of community helpers to preschool age children.  What we got was a lot of really great posts that were both fun and informative!  Here are a few of my favorites:

Tips from a Firefighter

The Good Long Road shared a personal and touching story in her informative post about Fire Prevention Week

Pretend Play with Police

I simply adored Creative Family Fun’s Let’s Pretend: Police Station with “real” case files for her little detectives to solves…

Postal Carrier Props

Nothing if Not Intentional shared this fabulous Easy No-Sew Mail and Play Mailbox…

Restaurant Pretend Play

Restaurant play is very popular around my house, so I couldn’t help but love all the ideas that Homegrown Friends shared in her Restaurant Week round-up…

Thanks so much to all of our blogger friends for sharing their wonderful community helper resources!

And the fun never stops as we continue to share ideas on the Teach Preschool Facebook Page.  Below are a few more posts by others that we hope you will enjoy!

Fire Safety Books and Activities for Kids (KC Edventures)

Post Office Pretend Play (Buggy and Buddy)

Stethoscope Experiment (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Fire Safety Week in Preschool (Teach Preschool)

DIY Firefighter Costumes for Kids (Twodaloo)

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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