Meet The Helpers Releases New Helper Videos
“When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” – Fred Rogers.
The world can be a big and scary place, especially for kids. To help children understand the helpers in their community, WUCF in Florida created “Meet the Helpers,” a collection of videos, activities and educational resources aimed at introducing the helpers in the community. Created in mid-2018, the collection originally focused on helpers like police officers, firefighters, 911 operators and more.
Today there are new helpers featured in the collection – a scientist, mental health counselor, youth helpers and line worker. These new additions reflect many of the challenges our community has faced over the last year. Meet these new helpers and work through these activities with your children to help them understand the roles we all play in making our community safer, together.
Dive deeper into a Scientist’s career and find out how this Helper assists in emergencies. Check out this scientific method activity sheet to help your child delve deeper into the world of science.
Mental Health Counselor
Dive deeper into a Counselor’s career and find out how this Helper assists in emergencies. Check out this feelings journal to help your child learn how they can act as a helper in their community.
Explore ways kids can be Helpers in our neighborhood and learn about Helper careers that could be in their future. Check out these thank you cards and thinking of you cards that your kids can fill out.
Dive deeper into a Lineworkers’s career and find out how this Helper assists in emergencies.