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Ms. Drake Venable from Mesilla NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Language and Play

My students need toys that promote early language development, cooperative play, and fine motor skills.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A child's experience in preschool sets the foundation for their educational journey! They are energetic learners, with a love for exploring and laughter.

We teach an Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed Preschool Program.

Our students are 3 to 5 years old, who are experiencing delays in the areas of language, social, motor, or at-risk due to a medical condition.

We work as a team with our families and community to ensure the best learning environment possible.

"Play is the work of Childhood".

My Project

Research has shown a child needs to hear a word 500 times before they attempt to use it. This means, we need to be talking with our children all day long. Building a language rich environment is about using every opportunity to use speech and language, to interact, to share a focus, to talk, to take turns.

Play is absolutely vital to a child’s healthy development.

A child’s exposure to play provides physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. Some research shows that up to 75% of brain development happens after birth, and the early years of a child’s life are the foundation for healthy growth and development.

Playtime offers structure to open-ended questions, allowing reciprocation in a child’s language development.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 My Take Along Ship • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
PLAYMOBIL Pirate Ship Building Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fisher-Price Classics Retro Cash Register • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
PLAYMOBIL Tow Truck with Race Car Building Set • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Excavator • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Construction Truck • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Recycling Truck • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Forklift • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Motion Modeling Sand Play Sand for Kids by Toydaloo, 2 lb. Refill Package (Lime) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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