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Mrs. Dahlin from Frazee MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Education through Play Time

My students need multi-ethnic dolls and Picasso Tile blocks for learning through play.

  • $227 goal

This project expired on November 28, 2018.

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My Students

As you can see from the picture, I am new to this room and have a lot of work to do to get it all set up and ready for a bunch of little learners! Curious little hearts and minds filled with big dreams about the world enter through the doors of our Early Childhood Center daily. We offer a variety of programs geared towards educating children ages 0 to 5 along with their parents. Our's is a program for children who are four by September 1st. My classroom is also shared with a program specifically for children age three. Our school is located in the central part of Minnesota.

Research shows that crucial brain development happens within the first five years of life, specifically through play!

Resources for early childhood education programs within the state of Minnesota continued to be pinched. The children in our program would benefit greatly from updated, open-ended, high quality toys that allow for exploration and development through play.

My Project

In an ever growing world full of children staring at screens, play time is critical in teaching children how to function and thrive in the world around them. Play promotes self-worth, teaches social skills, empathy, helps children learn how to focus and is fun! Sadly, due to very limited budgets many early childhood programs are sharing toys throughout a variety of classrooms and they are stretched thin.

The children in my program could greatly benefit from two sets of Picasso building blocks and new multi-ethnic dolls.

Picasso Tile Blocks help children with hand-eye coordination, sensory issues, and critical thinking skills. Currently, my classroom does not have any type of these blocks available for just our room. By gaining these, it would also benefit the other rooms from not having to share with us anymore.

Playing with dolls provides comfort and helps children use their imaginations. Toddlers then begin to learn more about how to “take care” of their dolls, which teach them compassion and selflessness. Having dolls available that look like all different children is important. These dolls will be available every day to the children of a variety of programs in the dramatic play area.

Mrs. Dahlin
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
Corolle Multi-Ethnic Mini Calin Assortment Toy Baby Doll, Pink • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99

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