And this is the kind of play I've been seeing:
Logan likes to help daddy take out the trash. Instead of carrying the trash bags over and setting them by the door, he put them into his "dump truck" and played garbage man.
He also likes to play vet. I gave him a doctor kit and a few stuffed animals. He gave them shots and listened to their heartbeats.
We've been playing grocery store as well. He likes to work the cash register but doesn't like to stock the shelves.
Next week, I'm going to set up a post office for him. Just a simple shoe box mail box, a tote for carrying mail, some boxes for sorting mail, and stickers and paper for writing and stamping mail. We'll be making lot of Valentines this way!
I love that he is building comprehension of what we are reading through play.
Some of the books we used in our community helpers theme were suggested by other bloggers so I have to give a big shout out to Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns (who has a link up of book reviews every week) and to Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile. If you don't follow these blogs yet, you have to check them out!
Do you have a favorite community helper book?