Meet the Community Helpers!
Series of 8 titles
Meet the Community Helpers! introduces emergent readers to community helpers with fun, simple storylines and bright illustrations. Each title focuses on a day in the life of a community helper, highlighting his or her roles and responsibilities. These fully-illustrated books provide a supportive educational fiction reading experience with a focus on sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns and sounds, and fun illustrations to match the storylines and enhance imagination. Children will develop reading skills by learning about the important jobs of the helpers they see and interact with in their communities.
Titles include tools for teachers and caregivers, a table of contents, and a picture glossary to reinforce new vocabulary. Additional features include a quiz and activity to reinforce key takeaways for each subject.
SLJ Review of Meet the Community Helpers
Early readers will love to learn about how veterinarians, bus drivers, construction workers, and garbage collectors work hard to serve people and animals in their communities. Each book features common situations associated with each job: Dr. Jenny has a busy day treating animals at her clinic, including a turtle and a cat, while Tom and Tammy the garbage collectors start their day before the sun comes up to make sure their community stays clean and healthy.
Each volume includes a short reading guide for educators and caregivers, a one-question quiz at the end of the narrative to ensure comprehension, a picture glossary and index, and a diagram of common tools used in each profession. Easy-to-read text, smooth story line transitions, and simple illustrations make this series ideal for those who are beginning to read independently or with the help of a caregiver.
VERDICT: This simple yet versatile series is a great addition to smaller early learning collections.