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Mrs. Casey from Mesquite TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dramatic Play in the Classroom: Building Social Skills for Life!

Help me give my students a pretend and play marketplace along with fruit and vegetables to allow my students to act out scenarios they've seen in real life.

  • $584 goal

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My Students

My students are energetic, curious, and eager to learn new things. Many of my students are not exposed to learning social skills at home. While at school, I try to expose them to as much as I can. It is a rewarding feeling to see them excited when playing and learning new things through play.

Bringing a dramatic play area into our classroom will allow my students to build their social skills, vocabulary, and work through real-life problems and scenarios.

My Project

Imaginative play (dramatic play) is important for the development of children's cognitive and social skills. A dramatic play area in our classroom will allow students to act out scenarios they've seen or heard in real life, giving students an important emotional outlet and a place to encourage and support their ideas. These dramatic play tools will encourage children to role-play and help them improve their language development and social skills.

Dramatic play is so important for children.

It helps them learn self-control, language development, conflict resolution, as well as math and literacy skills. It helps children consider alternative perspectives and recognize various roles and responsibilities individuals have in our society. This dramatic play area will encourage my students to consider a specific problem and propose their own solutions all through play.

A dramatic play area will also allow me, as the teacher, to support and encourage students and their ideas. Students process their inner thoughts and emotions externally through dramatic play. This would allow me to learn a lot about what makes my students happy, scared, or frustrated just through observing their pretend play.

Now that you have read the importance of dramatic play in the classroom, please help me bring these tools into the classroom to encourage this important type of play in my students' lives.

Mrs. Casey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA266 - Pretend & Play Market • Lakeshore Learning Materials $399.00 1 $399.00
RR897 - Let’s Go Shopping Fruit Basket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR896 - Let’s Go Shopping Vegetable Basket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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