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Ms. Rodriguez from Marshville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Therapy Toys

My students need a variety of play therapy approved toys (a fold-and-go playhouse, happy kids hand puppets, therapeutic bop bags, and kid musical instruments) that aim at allowing children to express their needs symbolically.

  • $456 goal

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My Students

I am an elementary school counselor in Union County, NC. As part of my comprehensive school counseling program I plan to implement play therapy into my counseling services with my students.

I work at a Title I, rural, elementary school, where over 70% of the students are from low-income families and thus in large need of social-emotional support.

Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.

My Project

These materials will help facilitate all the wonderful outcomes and experiences that come from play therapy. These toys will allow children to express their needs symbolically while providing the opportunity to develop self-control, insight, and self-understanding! While children play with these materials they work through some themes that are troublesome and give them the safe space that they may be in need of.

Your donation of new play therapy toys and materials will provide high-risk children the opportunity to express themselves in a safe environment that aims at helping children grow through their exploring of themselves and others.

The following resources that I have picked out for this project each represent a specific categories of Play Therapy.

Real-life/Nurturing toys: Baby dolls, dollhouse, puppets, etc.

Aggressive toys: aggressive puppet, handcuffs, bop bag, etc.

Creative toys: dress-up clothes, music instruments, etc.

Thank you for supporting the emotional growth of these wonderful children!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Dollhouse • Amazon Business $46.00 1 $46.00
Fun Express Plush Happy Kids Hand Puppets Multi-Ethnic Collection Novelty (Set of 8) • Amazon Business $38.56 1 $38.56
Kids Musical Instruments, Ohuhu 20 pcs Music Rhythm Percussion Set for Children Kid Toy Tambourine Xylophone, Storage Backpack Included, CPSC Approved • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Blank Therapeutic Bop Bag • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Miniland 12.63'' Anatomically Correct Newborn Baby Doll, Asian Girl • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Miniland 12.63'' Anatomically Correct Newborn Baby Doll, Asian Boy • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
KidKraft Tasty Treats Play Food Set • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Doll Family of 7 African American - Variations • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
KidKraft Doll Family of 7 – Caucasian • Amazon Business $17.55 1 $17.55
Melissa & Doug Play Money Set - Educational Toy With Paper Bills and Plastic Coins (50 of each denomination) and Wooden Cash Drawer for Storage • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Playkidz Super Durable 31 Piece Kids Dishes Playset Pretend Play House • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Fisher-Price Medical Kit • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Animals Figure,54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set,ValeforToy Realistic Wild Vinyl Plastic Animal Learning Party Favors Toys For Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Animals Playset Cupcake Topper • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Tigerdoe Princess Dress Up - 12 Pc Set - Princess Accessories - Princess Tiaras and Wand - Princess Jewlery - Princess Set • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Click N' Play Magic Disappearing Milk and Juice Bottles For Baby Dolls • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Toy Cars With Road Signs,12 Pieces Pull Back Unique Vehicles Play Set,Mini Cars Including Racing/Emergency/Fire Engine/School Bus/Police/Off Road Cars for Kids Toddlers Over 3 Years • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Yeonhatoys Pull Back Vehicles,12 Pack Assorted Construction Vehicles and Race Car Toy,Yeonha Toys Vehicles Truck Mini Car Toy For Kids Toddlers Boys,Pull Back And Go Car Toy Play Set • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Metal Handcuffs - Bdwing BD02 Kids Play Toy Metal handcuffs with keys. Party Favors for Swat Role Police Role Play Kids Party Supplies Costume Accessory (Silver) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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