Community Helpers Emergent Reader

This free printable emergent reader book, "When I Grow Up", is a great way to learn about community helpers and occupations while practicing sight words. Kids can read, trace and color while talking about what they want to be when they grow up!

FREE printable Community Helpers emergent reader book "When I Grow Up". Kids will have a blast reading, tracing and coloring while practicing sight words and learning about occupations.

This FREE Community Helpers emergent reader book includes the following sight words: I, can, be, a. There are also decodable occupation words that kids can trace and pictures to color.

I can be a doctor.
I can be a teacher.
I can be a construction worker.
I can be a chef.
I can be a fire fighter.
I can be a farmer.
I can be a mail carrier.
I can be a police officer.
I can be a veterinarian.

Directions for Creating the book:
  • Print all sheets.
  • Cut sheets in half along the middle line
  • Put pages in order based on the page numbers
  • Use staples, clips or string to bind the book on the left side

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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.


  1. Thank you for allowing me to download your work, it is really appreciated

  2. This is a great printable. What font is used to make the dotted words with lines?

    1. Hi Amy, The font is called KG Primary Dots and can be downloaded from TPT:

  3. Thanks for the free download - much appreciated by both me and my students!

  4. Thank for letting us download your wonderful templates. :)

  5. For someone who is challenged in making worksheets or table top tasks, these are very helpful! Thank you so much for sharing these!

  6. Great materials! Thanks a lot.

  7. Thank you so much for the wonderful printables. They are so cute.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing. Great activity!