Pick of the Week: “Community Helpers” Series

Children are introduced early on to the workers in their community who make an important impact everyday in their daily lives. As they associate police officers, fire fighters, doctors, librarians, school bus drivers, postal workers, and other workers in our community with familiar objects in their surroundings, it is important to teach them the various occupations our community helpers engage in.

Our Pick of the Week this week features the “Community Helpers” series, which includes the Community Helpers Puzzle, Occupations Early Learning Skill Cards, People in My Neighborhood Cards, Occupations Cards from Stages, Community Workers Miniatures, and Community Helpers Listening Lotto. This series is designed to help build vocabulary and language development in young children and to promote understanding of the people they encounter in their communities.

This week only, save 15% on any item of our “Community Helpers” series in your online order by entering in the promotional code BLOGCHS2 at check out!

The Community Helpers Puzzle contains 20 different two-piece puzzles that are a great introduction to teaching occupations. Children will match the community helpers, which include a dentist, librarian, nurse, police officer, school bus driver, and more, with their tools of trade.


The Occupations Early Learning Skill Cards is a set of 64 full-color cards that focus on 16 occupations and the equipment that the workers use to do their jobs. The cards depict cheerful images that promote sorting, classifying, and an understanding of the people children meet in their communities. The cards also feature reproducible illustrations and labels in English and Spanish on the reverse side. A teacher’s guide with suggested activities is also included.


The Occupation Cards from Stages include 61 different occupations in a set of 115 photographic cards. These cards depict community workers in the natural setting with contextual clues, and also serve as a great tool for teaching gender labels, pronouns, and storytelling.


The People in My Neighborhood Cards is a wonderful set of 24 large-face flashcards for young learners. The cards depict community helpers that children commonly see in their daily lives, as well as a variety of their tools-of-trade. This set includes a businesswoman, dentist, baker, and more!

The Community Helpers Listening Lotto presents a creative and interactive way to teach young learners about the workers they encounter in their communities. The lotto contains 12 photographic game boards, 120 paper game tokens, and a CD-ROM with instructions in English, Spanish, and French.


The Community Workers miniatures present easily recognizable occupations to young learners. These figures can also be paired with flashcards for a full learning experience. This set includes a policeman, fire fighter, postal workers, construction worker, pilot, veterinarian, and chef.

This week only, take 15% off any one of these items in your online order by entering in the promotional code BLOGCHS2 at check out!*

*Offer expires on June 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Not compatible with any other offer. Be sure there are no spaces after the Promo Code when you enter it at checkout!

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