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Ms. Branch from Austin IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dramatic Play

Help me give my students items for imaginative play to learn basic preschool concepts and social-emotional skills.

  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a special needs preschool at a local elementary school. We have children from 3-5 years old. Because of the varying needs of the children in my class I need toys ranging from infant to 5-year-old toys. As you can imagine with multiple children this age toys need to be replaced frequently and they need to be sturdy! I also need some special toys and materials for physically disabled children. Many of these toys will be shared with the general education preschool classes that are also in our school.

The children love to use hands-on materials that assist with learning!

Building toys have recently become a favorite and we need a bigger selection of these as well as adding some toys for our children with physical limitations and some tricycles for the children to use outside.

I have also selected some big books with hands-on materials to engage children with reading and items for a light table that we have in the classroom. The children love using the light table and we are able to teach a lot of basic concepts while they are having fun with the light table.

My Project

Dramatic play is a very important part of child development. With so many electronic devices out there now, many kids are really missing this part of development and it is crucial!

Children learn to self regulate during dramatic play.

This is really one of the most important skills that they need to help them succeed in school. This helps them learn to control impulses and work with others. Dramatic play also helps children learn about emotions and how to cope with them. It also helps them learn about how to get along with others. Let's face it, if you don't play nicely you don't have friends! This is where children start to learn to interact with others. You just cannot do that on an electronic device!

Dramatic play also helps them learn new vocabulary, literacy skills, and math skills.

Who knew we were learning so much when we were dressing up and playing house!

Ms. Branch
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP427 - Grandpa’s Dress-Up Trunk • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP426 - Grandma’s Dress-Up Trunk • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Community Dress-Ups Preschool Set (Set of 6 Polyester Dramatic Play Costumes) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $80.96 1 $80.96
Dust, Sweep, & Mop Play Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
RR534 - Go Away, Big Green Monster! Storytelling Puppet Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$425.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$462.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.58

Total project goal

$543.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.88

5 Donors

-$264.00

Donations toward project cost

-$231.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.85

match offer

-$271.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$231.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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