Bring books to life with virtual field trips and activities.
These short exciting field trips help inspire questions, problem-solving, and observation to help children remember concepts longer.
This program provides all caregivers, preschool teachers, and parents with books, virtual tours, art, and physical activities along with music. We hope you enjoy this website to access high-quality content with curated books and activities for extending children’s learning on about community helpers and services. Children will demonstrate an increased familiarity with doctors, police officers, firefighters, veterinarians, and greenhouse managers through developmentally appropriate indicators.
By Paul DuBois Jacobs
and Jennifer Swender
Let’s explore fire drills and meet a firefighter!
Patrolling Police Cars
By Tony Mitton
Let’s learn about a police car and meet a police person!
Planting a Rainbow
By Lois Ehlert
Let’s learn how to plant a seed and visit a greenhouse.
Go to the Doctor
By Stan & Jan Berenstain
Let’s explore a doctor's office and meet a nurse.
Biscuit Visits the Doctor
By Gina Bellisario
Let's explore a veterinarian's office and meet the staff.
Learning in the Heartland Resources
This program is available as a supplement for preschool teachers and caregivers based on their current curriculum and for families to engage in conversation with their children.
You will find:
- Teacher Outlines
- Virtual Field Trip
- Story Book Reading
- Physical Activity
- Hands On Activity
- Center Activity Ideas
- Family Letter
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Early Childhood Field Specialist,
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