Community Helpers: Fun Friday features

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)

By |2018-12-27T15:02:53+00:00October 11th, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Jennifer Fischer October 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks for including our latest Fire Safety post. This is a great round-up of wonderful activities and resources.

  2. Rachael at Nothing if Not Intentional October 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful collection–although I’m not surprised because the Discover and Explore link party always has great content! Thanks for including my mailbox! It’s still one of our favorite toys/props!

  3. Tom May 19, 2017 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Love the case files at the Police station. They look great.

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