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Mrs. Holsworth from Florence WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Speech and Language Through Play

Help me give my students new toys to facilitate speech and language development.

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Speech and Language Pathologist servicing two K-12 districts in Wisconsin. My students qualify for special education services for a number of different reasons, however, the vast majority of my caseload consists of students, ages 3-6, with expressive and social language deficits.

My students constantly desire social interaction, yet they don't have the necessary skills to play with peers, engage with others, or simply take turns in a conversation appropriately.

I focus on developing these crucial speech and language skills through play. After all, Fred Rogers said, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

My Project

These toys will allow my students to have access to new and exciting experiences, interactions, and play schemes that they may not have at home. I would like to purchase a racetrack and cars, building tiles, a cash register, pretend food and dishes, and assorted books to encourage imaginative and cooperative play between students.

Children today are conditioned to seek entertainment outside of themselves from technology sources.

Children do not need the most high-tech battery powered toys in order to learn; in fact, studies have shown that these toys restrict the learning of little ones. For this reason, my focus is on teaching play with traditional toys in order to let their minds take the lead. My students will learn patience, creativity, turn-taking, flexibility, sequencing, and so much more.

Mrs. Holsworth
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources LER9723 New Sprouts Classroom Play Food Set • Amazon Business $118.44 1 $118.44
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Race Car Track Set Toy Educational Twisted Flexible Tracks 240 Pcs 2 Cars Toy with Lifter, Bridge ,Trees, Gas Station for Kids Children Toys • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Learning Resources Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register, Set of 73 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox Activity and Toy • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Battat - Deluxe Kitchen - Pretend Play Accessory Toy Set (71 Pieces Including Pots & Pans) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Flashlight • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Let's Play! • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39

Materials cost

$305.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.07

Total project goal

$400.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.49

8 Donors

-$325.49

Donations toward project cost

-$276.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.82

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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