How We Make Homeschooling Fun
This week we are doing a bit of a cross over and talking about community helpers as well as everyday heroes. It’s a unique opportunity, and I’m making the most of it. While we are learning about the people in our community that help us like firefighters, paramedics, and police officers, we are also learning that these are the real, everyday heroes. Now for the moms out there around my age, you are totally going to remember the original Rescue Heroes™ show from the late 90’s. Well, all that awesomeness is making its way back into homes with a new generation of Rescue Heroes cadets. Your little one can watch the new Cadets (and some of the older experts) on Fisher-Price YouTube Channel with the re-launch of the Rescue Heroes animated episodes, and can play with the characters with the action figures available at Walmart. I love these toys to incorporate into our school play time because it allows us to talk about what real heroes look like. These Rescue Heroes® figures are a team of larger-than-life emergency responders who work together to combat natural disasters wherever they happen. I love that these are heroes that have values about protecting what and who is around them. They use teamwork, and they have awesome tools that help them accomplish their jobs, just like the people that have those jobs in everyday life.
One of my favorite parts is that several of the Rescue Hero cadets hold jobs that we are familiar with. John’s Grandpa and Daddy were both firefighters so Billy Blazes the Rescue Heroes team leader is an obvious favorite. I also love Reed Vitals, the Medic and Forrest Fuego, the hotshot wildfire firefighter, which are both jobs that Daddy has had over the years. John is head over heels for Sandy O’Shin the Irish Marine Expert (he recently learned to snorkel). As a mom, I love that the heroes come from diverse cultural backgrounds, are both genders, and have all kinds of realistic awesome careers.