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Mrs. O'Donnell from Meridian ID is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dress Up For Child Development!

Help me give my students pretend play costumes. Role playing provides opportunities for social interactions, language skill development, and self help skills, imitating what they see their parents doing!

  • $384 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a special education program. Children have a variety of needs and are receiving a variety of services. These range from OT, to PT, to SLP, to developmental therapy. We work on building skills in the developmental domains: self help, social, cognitive, motor, and communication.

Many children in my classroom demonstrate delays in cognition, communication and social skills.

These children need opportunities to play with appropriate play materials that stimulate learning and social interactions with teachers and peers.

My Project

Have you ever watched a child put on dress up clothes and pretend to cook a meal in play kitchen? While it brings joy to watch this, have you also considered what all they learn from play? Play is how a child learns in all areas of development! When they play with dress up toys and clothes, don't think "they are just playing." They are learning to be successful in their work, developing their personalities, and preparing for their futures. They are acting out roles they see adults play and making sense of the world through play. Additionally it is an opportunity to practice self help skills, social skills, and conversational skills through role playing. We are requesting pretend play costumes for our dramatic play center.

My goal as a teacher is to create play opportunities that are inviting, welcoming, and interesting to students so they can practice building their skills in multiple developmental domains.

We are asking for a variety of pretend play costumes that will enhance our different thematic dress up areas, giving the children more materials in which to learn.

The materials are intended to be motivating to the children. Many of these children work on meeting their IEP goals while they play in the dress up area. Help our preschoolers learn!

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC802 - Astronaut Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC801 - Mail Carrier Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC825 - Nurse Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC339 - Nigerian Iro, Buba and Gele • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC335 - Ghanaian Dashiki and Kuka • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP889 - My First Shaving Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC804 - Veterinarian Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP737 - My First Beauty Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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