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Mrs. Babb from Bakersfield CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play: The Essential Brain-Food

My students need 3 dolls, 2 high chairs, a stroller and a set of doll clothes, a set of pretend food, a cash register, 2 shopping carts, an iron and ironing board, a power drill set, a pots and pans set, a housekeeping set, and 4 sets of career dress up clothes and hats.

  • $610 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Play helps to develop the brain in ways essential to student success. Many, if not all, of my students have not attended preschool and haven't had the opportunity to use real objects to develop creativity and imagination through authentic play.

I work at a Title One school in California.

My Kindergarten students are low income and most qualify for our free and reduced lunch program. Many of the students are English language learners with no preschool experience. The students I teach are eager to learn and embrace all of the new experiences that come with going to school for the first time. They are enthusiastic about learning and playing!

My Project

Child development experts assert that play is an essential part of learning. Through play, children learn social skills, problem solving skills and how to express emotion. English language learners also benefit from dramatic play by using language to communicate in an unrestricted environment. These resources will allow my students to experiment with different roles within the classroom.

School success greatly depends on a child's ability to effectively interact with his or her peers.

By funding this project you are becoming a vital key to a child's school success and social development! Thank you

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mon Premier My First High Chair • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.76 1 $25.76
Everyday Foods • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
Career Hats (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.02 1 $18.02
Shopping Cart • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.34 1 $28.34
Large Calculator Cash Register • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.36 1 $34.36
Housekeeping Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.95 1 $18.95
Umbrella Doll Stroller • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.00 1 $12.00
Doll Highchair • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.66 1 $38.66
Shopping Baskets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.74 1 $19.74
Power Drill Tool Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.02 1 $18.02
Ironing Board With Iron • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.36 1 $34.36
Career Inspiration Dress-Ups (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $56.72 1 $56.72
Toddler Pots and Pans Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.72 1 $13.72
Playwear Clothes For 10 - 13 Inch Dolls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
Lots To Love Baby 10 Inch (Hispanic) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.42 1 $9.42
Lots To Love Baby 10 Inch (Caucasian) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.42 1 $9.42
Lots To Love Baby 10 Inch (African American) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.42 1 $9.42

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