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Ms. Bousquet from Worcester MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play in Early Childhood

My students need toys that stimulate their imagination and provide an avenue for learning.

  • $253 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse and eager group of students with a range of needs who are eager to come to school. Although my students have many differences they have one major thing in common, a desire to learn. My students come to therapy excited and eager to engage and learn through play and story reading.

My students learn through activities that target vocabulary, turn-taking, social language, speech production, and more.

My favorite part of teaching is seeing the progress my students make throughout the year.

Many of my students are nonverbal or have limited verbal skills. More than 50% of the students in my district are considered economically disadvantaged/low-income. All of my students receive free breakfast, snack, and lunch at school.

My Project

These materials will provide an avenue for my students to learn and develop skills through cause-effect activities, art, pretend play, symbolic play, and turn-taking.

My preschool students will be able to comfortably play, read books, and learn in a small group on the Community Play Carpet requested in my project.

They can use the Mini Hardwood Vehicles during pretend play to practice identifying colors and learn concepts such as “stop” and “go”. Right now my students primarily complete activities at the table because it can be uncomfortable sitting on the tile floor which becomes very cold in the winter. Students who are still learning cause-effect can use the Ball Drop and Roll Tower requested in my project to learn about cause-effect. They will also learn concepts such as "in", "out", and colors using this toy. They will use the paper plates and wax paper to make crafts related to stories that we read.

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

This project will reach 100 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GR931 - Community Play Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG932 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Sort and Snap Color Match - Sorting and Patterns Educational Toy • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Pop the Pig Game — New and Improved — Belly-Busting Fun as You Feed Him Burgers and Watch His Belly Grow • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Peradix Ball Drop and Roll Swirling Tower Ramp for Baby and Toddler Development Educational Toys, Stack, Drop and Go Ball Ramp Toy Set includes 3 Spinning Acrylic Activity Balls with Colorful Beads • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Barnyard Bingo Fisher Price Game • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Pop Up Pirate • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Perfect Stix Paper Plate 9-300 Paper Plates White, 9" (Pack of 300) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Deli Squares - Wax Paper Sheets (12 x 12) (Pack of 100) (Plain) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75

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