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Story: Helpers in the Community

By Ana Galán • Art by Roberta Angaramo

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Juan Toucan and Bebo Bear notice the many wonderful helpers in their city. Read this story aloud in English and Spanish. Then talk with your children about the helpers in your hometown.

Bebo and Juan were eating lunch on a bench when they heard a loud siren. 

    “¡Es un camión de bomberos!” said Juan. 

    “That fire truck is going fast,” said Bebo. “It carries firefighters who help rescue people.” 

     

    Then they heard another siren. 

    “¡Es un auto de policía!” said Juan, looking around. 

    A police officer stepped out of the car and started directing traffic. 

    “Police officers help keep us safe,” said Bebo. 

 

     Later, they heard another sound across the street, beep, beep, beep. 

    “¡Es una grúa!” said Juan, pointing to a tall crane moving at a construction site. 

    “Construction workers make buildings for people to live in or work in,” said Bebo. “All those      
    workers help other people.”  

 

    “¿Cómo podemos ayudar nosotros? asked Juan. 

    “We can help by throwing away our trash,” said Bebo. 

    The two friends tossed their trash into the garbage bin and recycled their paper bags. Then   
    they strolled down the sidewalk toward home. 

PRONUNCIATIONS 

¡Es un camión de bomberos! 

EHS  oon  cah-MEEYOHN  deh  bohm-BEH-rohs 

It is a fire truck! 

 

. . . auto de policía! 

. . . OW-toh  deh  poh-lee-SEE-ah 

. . . a police car! 

 

¡Es una grúa! 

EHS  OO-nah  GROO-ah 

It is a crane! 

 

¿Cómo podemos ayudar nosotros? 

KOH-moh  poh-DEH-mohs  ah-you-DAHR  noh-SOH-trohs 

How can we help?