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Mrs. O'Donnell from Meridian ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pretend Play for Preschoolers

My students need pretend play toys, such as kitchen and housekeeping play. Role playing provides opportunities for social interactions, language skill development, and self help skills! Imitating what they see their parents doing is highly motivating!

  • $581 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a special education program. Children have a variety of needs and are receiving a variety of services. These range from OT, to PT, to SLP, to developmental therapy. We work on building skills in the developmental domains: self help, social, cognitive, motor, and communication.

Many children in my classroom demonstrate delays in cognition, communication and social skills.

These children need opportunities to play with appropriate play materials that stimulate learning and social interactions with teachers and peers.

My Project

Have you ever watched a child put on dress up clothes and pretend to cook a meal in play kitchen? Or pretend to catch a fish next to a pop-up tent? While it brings joy to watch this, have you also considered what all they learn from play? Play is how a child learns in all areas of development! When they play with dress up toys and clothes, don't think "they are just playing." They are learning to be successful in their work, developing their personalities, and preparing for their futures. They are acting out roles they see adults play and making sense of the world through play. Additionally it is an opportunity to practice self help skills, social skills, and conversational skills through role playing. We are requesting pretend play toys for the kitchen and for housekeeping play.

My goal as a teacher is to create play opportunities that are inviting, welcoming, and interesting to students so they can practice building their skills in multiple developmental domains.

We are asking for a variety of pretend play materials that will enhance our different thematic dress up areas, giving the children more materials in which to learn.

The materials are intended to be motivating to the children. Many of these children work on meeting their IEP goals while they play in the dress up area. Help our preschoolers learn!

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
13" Doll Fashions Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.21 1 $38.21
13"-16" Doll Playwear • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 1 $31.41
Pretend and Play Bakery Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Pop Oh Ver Deluxe Kitchen Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Cell Phones (Set of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 2 $23.72
Pretend Play Magic Baby Bottles (Set of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 2 $22.02
Clean It! Cleaning Set (Set of 6 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
New Sprouts(r) Garden Fresh Salad • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Soft and Cozy Doll Blankets (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Pop-Up Toaster • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Grow It! Garden Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
New Sprouts(r) Breakfast Basket • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
New Sprouts(r) Dinner Basket • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
New Sprouts(r) Waffle Time! • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
New Sprouts(r) Bake It! • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
New Sprouts(r) Stir Fry Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Baking Spice Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Tip & Sip Juice Bottles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Toy Condiment Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41

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