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Ms. Ryan from Springfield MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Me Play!

Help me give my students materials to make toys switch accessible for my students. Battery interrupters are placed in the battery compartment of the toys then paired with a switch.

  • $323 goal

This project expired on March 4, 2020.

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My Students

My students are 3 and 4 years old preschoolers who have significant physical, visual and communication challenges.

Despite the challenges they face they are eager and happy to participate in daily activities.

My children learn through multi sensory approach; seeing, hearing, and touch.

Our school district has a very high poverty rate and has suffered budget cuts that seriously impact our ability to purchase materials.

My students need additional resources that are specific to their needs so they are able to access their environment.

My Project

Using the battery interrupters, now my students can participate in playing with the toys to the best of their ability. Switch adapted toys allow my students with physical disabilities the opportunity to play and learn as independently as possible. The toys that I currently have are borrowed and have to be returned. Switch Adapted Toys allow my student to interact and have fun. Cause and effect toys promote and develop learning through play, interactive participation, communication and motor skills.

It's very fun and rewarding to make adapted toys and to see the expression on my students faces when they can independently play with the toys.

Ms. Ryan
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 11 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ablenet Inc 100BDAAA Battery Device Adapter AA-AAA • Amazon Business $21.56 4 $86.24
Battery Interrupter for Adapted Toys, Size"C" or"D" • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Toysery Electronic Walking Dancing Robot Toys for Kids - Little Robot with Music, LED Lights for 3 Year olds and Above- Battery Operated Robot Toy for Birthday Gift, Christmas, Easter • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Walking Pet Pig | Wiggling, Snorting, Oinking | Battery Operated | Electronic Piggy. • Amazon Business $18.75 1 $18.75
ANJ Kids Battery Operated Princess Dolls Toys for Girls; Dancing Angel Girl Doll; Flashing, Singing, Dancing and Rotating; Perfect Toddler Girl Toys!! (Age 3+) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Happy Trails Interactive Plush Puppy Toy– Battery Operated Dog That Walks, Barks & Does Back Flips, Soft & Snuggly Fur, Stuffed Animal Robot • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Polaroid Super Alkaline AA Batteries - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Liberty Imports Bump and Go Steam Train Locomotive for Kids - Classic Battery Operated Toy Engine Car with Smoke, Lights and Sound (Realistic Water Vapor) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

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