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Ms. Arriola from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Early Learning Toys

My students need early learning toys such as peg boards, puzzles with knobs, sorting activities, colors and shapes discovery boxes.

  • $381 goal

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My Students

Do you pass by the toy section in a store and reminisce about the toys you played with as a toddler? Early Learning toys are essential to foster my students growth and development through interactive play. They will help students to learn shapes and colors with materials made for their little hands.

I have 22 students with special needs (Development Delay, Cognitive Delay, Down Syndrome, Autism, Speech Language Delay, Speech Language Impairment, Dyspraxia).

They range in age from 2 years to 6 years old. My classroom is a self-contained Early Childhood Special Education classroom. The students attend half day sessions, either AM or PM.

My Project

The Early Learning toys I am requesting for my students are intended for infants and toddlers, but they will be perfect for my students (ages 2-6) because of their delay in development. These toys will help my students learn concepts such as colors and shapes using toys and manipulatives made for their little hands in a fun and playful way.

These Early Learning toys will enrich the lives of my students and their experience at school.

Learning through play is the philosophy of my classroom and these toys will encourage the students to learn as they play and have fun.

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Ms. Arriola
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL774 - My First Sorting Bears • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
JJ766 - Colorpillar Sorting Mat • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
TB125 - Simple Shapes Puzzle Board • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
CD349 - Giant Chubby Pegboard Set • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
BR268 - Pound & Roll Hammering Board • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
EE439 - Giant Knob First Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
AA388 - Color Discovery Boxes • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
GG487 - Shapes Discovery Boxes • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
JJ434 - Sort-A-Shape Activity Board • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95

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