Community Helpers Storytime Week

Community Helpers Storytime Week

Who are our community helpers? There are so many people that help keep our community safe and working, including firefighters, nurses, postal workers, construction workers and more! Join us as we celebrate them all week long! We have some great books too about community helpers and you can find them by clicking the search bar above and typing in the tag: #communityhelpers. 

Find a storytime that is just right for you this week too! You can register where necessary by going to our events calendar, click on the event you wish to attend, then scroll down to fill in the form. Please register all caregivers and children for preschool age programs. 

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Here are some songs to share this week to celebrate our community helpers!

Community Helpers Fingerplay

This is Dr. Bell who keeps us well. (thumb up)
This is Nurse Rick, who cares for the sick. (index up)
This is Dr. Heath, who cares for our teeth. (middle)
This is Postman Dale, who delivers our mail. (ring)
This one here -- hey, that's me! (pinky up)
We all work together for our community!

Down by the Fire Station 
Down by the fire station early in the morning
Five red firetrucks sitting in a row
Ring goes the bell and one starts its engine
Honk, honk, whee-oo, off it goes.

Down by the fire station early in the morning
Four red firetrucks sitting in a row
Ring goes the bell and one starts its engine
Honk, honk, whee-oo, off it goes.

(Repeat with three, two…)

Down by the fire station early in the morning
Five red firetrucks sitting all alone
Ring goes the bell and it starts its engine
Honk, honk, whee-oo, off it goes.

The Barber’s Silver Scissors
(Tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The barber's silver scissors go
Snip, snip, snip
Snip, snip, snip
Snip, snip, snip
The barber's silver scissors go
snip, snip, snip
when he gives a haircut.

The police officer’s whistle goes
Tweet, tweet, tweet
Tweet, tweet, tweet
Tweet, tweet, tweet
The police officer’s whistle goes 
Tweet, tweet, tweet
When she directs the traffic.

The dentist’s gentle voice says
Open wide, open wide,  open wide
The dentist’s gentle voice says
Open wide, when he cleans your teeth

The judge’s wooden gavel goes
Bang, bang, bang
Bang, bang, bang
Bang, bang, bang
The judge’s wooden gavel goes
Bang, bang, bang
When he asks for order.

The carpenter’s sharp saw goes
Zzz, zzz, zzz 
Zzz, zzz, zzz
Zzz, zzz, zzz
The carpenter’s sharp saw goes
Zzz, zzz, zzz 
When she builds with wood. 

The baker’s rolling pin goes
Back and forth
Back and forth
Back and forth
The baker’s rolling pin goes
Back and forth
When he bakes cookies