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Ms. Tasolides from New York NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn Language Through Play!

Help me give my students crafts, toys, and other play-based language materials to expand their speech and language skills!

  • $444 goal

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My Students

I have the pleasure of being the Speech Language Pathologist to 20 fantastic Pre-K and Kindergarten students in a Title I school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. My students come from a low-income community and are challenged by speech and language impairments. Despite these challenges, my students come to school daily eager to play, laugh, and learn. My goal is to best support my students’ speech and language needs, in turn improving their academic, social, and emotional development!

My Project

As a teacher of speech improvement, I am constantly learning what materials best motivate my students and support their speech and language development. My Pre-K and Kindergarten students are hands-on leaners – expanding their language through games and imaginative play.

The crafts, toys, and games included in this project will help to increase participation and help to improve linguistic, cognitive, and social skills of my students.

Toys such as the Lewo Play Kitchen Set and Fisher-Price Medical Kit promote oral language development, pretend play, and social skills. Materials such as the Rhymenoceros Board Game and the Alphabet Linking Cubes support phonological awareness and early literacy development.

My students and I are so appreciative of any donations! Please consider supporting my project to create an engaging, play-based speech and language learning environment!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set Fits Thomas Brio Chuggington • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home • Amazon Business $39.82 1 $39.82
Dab and Dot Markers Washable, Non Toxic for Kids Art Activities Set of 8 Paint Art Daubers (2 Packs) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Lewo Children Wooden Play Kitchen Set Pretend Role Play Cook Learning Toys Kids • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Battat – Big Red Barn – Animal Farm Playset Toddlers 18m+ (6 Pieces) • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
Big Box of Little Word Puzzles Educational Board Game • Amazon Business $22.37 1 $22.37
Pretend Play Electronic Cash Register Toy Realistic Actions and Sounds • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Pressman Lucky Ducks -- The Memory and Matching Game That Moves • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
ETA hand2mind Alphabet Linking Letter and Word Building Cubes for Early Reading (Set of 82) • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Junior Learning CVC Word Builders Activity Cards • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lewo Wooden Educational Toys Magnetic Art Easel Animals Wooden Puzzles Games Kids • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Rhymenoceros Board Game • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Fisher-Price Medical Kit • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Play-Doh Fun Factory Deluxe Set • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
The Learning Journey Match It! - Rhyme - 30 Self-Correcting Rhyming Words with Matching Images For Emerging Readers • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
CoolSand Refill Package, Moldable Play Sand, Blue, 14 oz • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Oun Nana Crocodile Dentist, Crocodile Biting Finger Game Funny Toy Gift Funny Toys For Kids, 1 To 4 Players, Ages 4 And Up • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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