Meet the Helpers: Virtual Family Kit #1

Meet the Helpers: Virtual Family Kit #1

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Who are the helpers in your neighborhood? Help your child learn about helpers with these videos, activities, and more!

This is a great time to talk to children about who the helpers are in their community, and who to look to for examples of kindness and caring. Mister Rogers said, "When I was a boy and I 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."

WXXI Education, with funding support from Meet the Helpers, has collected the below resources to use as a Virtual Family Kit. Use these activities, videos, songs, and more to introduce your children to the helpers in their neighborhood and community, and explore how your child and you can be helpers too. 



Virtual Family EventWho are the Helpers in Your Neighborhood? | How Can You Be a Helper? 


Virtual Family Event: Who & What are Helpers?

Join us a for a virtual family event focused on sharing some examples of what helpers are and who can be one! This virtual event uses a lot fo the materials below as examples, but is a great way to introduce helpers to your young child or students. 

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Who are the Helpers in Your Neighborhood?


How Can You be a Helper?

  • Video: Be a Helper (from Meet the Helpers)


  • Song: Look for the Helpers (from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood)


  • Song: You Can Be a Helper in Your Family (from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood)


  • Printable: Thank You Notes (from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood). Use these thank you notes to thank your neighbors, family, and friends for all the amazing things they do to help keep us safe and healthy. 
  • Online Games:
    • Neighbor Day (from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood). Help Daniel and his friends get ready for Neighbor Day by cleaning up, decorating, and more.
    • Classroom Helpers (from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood). Help Daniel and friends in their classroom while they do their jobs. 
    • Make a Card (from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood). Design lots of different kinds of cards to share with neighbors, friends, and family. 
  • Digital Storybook: Neighborhood Clean Up (from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood). Listen to the story of Daniel and his friend helping to clean up their neighborhood. 
  • Activity: Work Together By Playing a Helping Game (from PBS Parents)
  • Article: Encouraging Your Child to Become a Helper (from PBS Parents)
  • Article: Everyone Can Be a Helper (from PBS Parents)
  • Article: How Caring for Living Things Builds Empathy (from PBS Parents)

Meet the Helpers was created and is owned by WUCF, a licensee of the University of Central Florida. Funding for this project and engagement has been provided by WUCF and Meet the Helpers. Learn more about Meet the Helpers at meetthehelpers.org 

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