More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Love This Chair And Need One More
My students need 3 nontraditional chairs to provide a variety of specialized seating options for those with low muscle tone, poor posture and/or sitting difficulties.
Hard plastic seats are common in classrooms, but aren't for everyone. They are especially inappropriate for children who need positioning assistance and posture support.
Aloha from Na Keiki o Hawai'i.
My preschool special education class provides early intervention services to qualifying special needs children and is designed to provide a variety of fun learning experiences for my eager young scholars. My class size ranges from 6 to 8 students aged 3 to 4 years. My school is located in a predominantly rural, low-income neighborhood with a considerable portion of the children of Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island ancestry.
I first put up a project for this chair a year ago with one child in mind. She had low muscle tone and considerable difficulty balancing and sitting upright. This chair was so beneficial for that child and popular with the other students that I ordered two more. I've noticed that better posture and greater stability contributes to improved focus, participation and fine motor skills.
Well, I still have more kids than chairs, and everyone wants to sit in our "Donors Choose chairs," so until I get a few more, I will continue to rotate kids in and out of these preferred chairs. My students need another "Donors Choose chair."
The peanut-shaped balls will also be used as seating options and during our exercise time. Sitting on one of these two balls will help with balance, core stability and strengthening. During exercise time, they will be great for rolling around on and stretching.
This chair and these balls make a difference! This is my third project for this much appreciated and valued specialized "Donors Choose chair." I want to provide a variety of seating and exercise options for my students to help with the development of their coordination, balance, core stability, and focus.
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