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Ms. Vivian from Lino Lakes MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Curiosity and Discovery Through Play Materials

Help me give my students items that will bring physical movement and inspire curiosity and discovery into the classroom and the home through the use of the stepping stones, magnetic building set and the pretend play tractor set.

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My Students

As an early childhood special education teacher, I teach and work with students between the ages of birth to three years of age who demonstrate delays in their development or have a disability in the home. Specifically, these students experience a variety of physical, sensory, social, communication or cognitive needs. We know that all learning begins with the body. Movement is so important. When a child moves he is learning. The students we teach are building their sensory experiences, their sense of adventure, and their excitement for learning by being able to explore their world in different ways through the use of active play and being able to be engaged while having fun.

My Project

Integrating more movement into the students'day will increase their attention. These items can be used for different levels of abilities and ages. These tools will enhance and promote cooperative play. For example, completing a puzzle requires a trial and error process which develops hand and eye coordination as well.

Blocks offer a child to use their imagination, take turns with their friends, and discover they have ideas they can create while developing their language and social abilities.

Play is one of the main ways students learn and develop. Through movement activities such as the tunnel, students can connect concepts to action.

Ms. Vivian
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
leofit Wavy River Stepping Stones 5-Pieces Early Kids Education Balance&Coordination Training for Indoor, Outdoor, Grass, Home, Park • Amazon Business $35.69 1 $35.69
CS439 - Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD939 - Turn & Learn Magnetic Gears • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AquaDoodle Drawing Mat with Neon Color Reveal • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
AquaDoodle Drawing Mat with Neon Color Reveal • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Bowling Set for Toddlers with 6 Animal Head Bowling Pins and 2 Bowling Balls, Outdoor Toys for Toddlers, Bowling Game for Kids • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Hide N Side 6ft Crawl Through Play Tunnel Toy, Pop up Tunnel for Kids Toddlers Babies Infants Children & Dogs, Indoor Outdoor Tube • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Toddler Puzzles Wooden Peg Puzzle 3 Sets - Farm, Pets and Jungle Animal Illustrations Learning Educational Toys for Toddlers Preschool 2 3 4 5 Years Old • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Large Farm Jumbo Knob Puzzle (Colorful Farm Artwork, 8 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for Babies and Toddlers, 12 Month Olds, 1 and 2 Year Olds)) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzles Set - Shapes and Barn • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
TOMY John Deere Animal Sounds Hayride Preschool Toy • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Melissa & Doug Animals Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzles Set - Fish and Pets • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Melissa & Doug Animals Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzles Set - Fish and Pets • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Melissa & Doug Shapes Chunky Puzzle (Preschool, Chunky Wooden Pieces, Full-Color Pictures, 8 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 2, 3, and 4 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AquaDoodle Brush, Pen, and Stencils with Bonus Spill-Proof Cup • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
AquaDoodle Brush, Pen, and Stencils with Bonus Spill-Proof Cup • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Melissa & Doug Construction Site Vehicles Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Melissa & Doug Barnyard Animals Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzle - Horse, Cow, and Sheep • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Xingcolo Aquadraw Aquadoodle New Replacement Water Pens 3 Pack • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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