My little fire truck friend has turned into a policeman, and these pieces were made for him. He has one of my Town Sets, and when his mom asked me if I could replace his missing fire engine, she also requested a city police car, a "country" police car, and a police rescue boat. These are the finished pieces. He was thrilled, I'm happy to say :)
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I would use these in my classroom along with the aforementioned Town Set at a table or anywhere for the kids to use independently, but of course they could be used to go along with a story time about community helpers, vehicles, emergencies, etc. The simplest way might be to hide something under one of the vehicles and play a game of hide and seek (little puppy, little puppy, playing hide and seek--are you under the police boat? Let's take a peek!)
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