Lead The Way – Community Helpers.
YOU HAVE TWO HANDS.
ONE TO HELP YOURSELF, THE SECOND TO HELP OTHERS.
It is necessary to instill in toddlers whether that is at home or at school, the importance of avoiding strangers; however, in an emergency situation like a house fire, children will need to recognize and understand that the stranger in a uniform is there to help and bring them to safety. By teaching our children to see Policemen, Firefighters, or local Librarians as friends, we can dramatically change how they view these figures in the future.
Keeping this in minds, Kiddos are taught in their online classroom that community helpers are people who work together to make the community a safer place for everyone. Children are taught the names of community helpers and how they use their specific skills to serve their city. This concept was taught not only to increase vocabulary and general knowledge but also to prepare children with an understanding of how to interact with these community helpers in the event of an emergency.
These activities will help children understand their role in the community while tying together that there are people who can help provide safety and comfort if a disaster or emergency arises.