Community and Careers

Explore community and careers in this social-emotional early literacy kit.

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Age Range

3+  |  Pre-K+



  • 6 Books
    • Career Day by Anne Rockwell
    • Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
    • Dream You'll Be by Joseph T. Garcia
    • Have You Ever Wondered What You Will Be by Junia Wonders
    • What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z by Tiffani Teachey
    • Whose Hands Are These? A Community Helper Guessing Book by Miranda Paul
  • Realia
    • Community & Careers Theme Box
      • Activity guide
      • 4 Listening lotto game cards
      • 70 Chips for listening lotto game
      • Listening lotto game audio files on CD and flash drive
      • 10 Photo cards
      • 3 Community buildings with 18 sorting pieces
      • Community map
      • 15 Community play pieces with stands
      • "Happy Helper" necklace
    • 10 Piece Career Costume Set (fits children ages 3 to 6 years)

      Photo: Lakeshore Learning
      • Astronaut
      • Chef
      • Construction Worker
      • Doctor
      • Firefighter
      • Mail Carrier
      • Nurse
      • Pilot
      • Police Officer
      • Veterinarian
  • Resources Binder
    • Activity ideas
    • Empty page sleeves to add your program flyers or helpful tips to share with future users


This Early Literacy Kit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.