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Ms. Gambino from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Target Therapy Skills Through Play

Help me give my students therapy materials that will increase participation during occupational teletherapy sessions. These materials are basic OT materials used to target fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, and sensory integration skills!

  • $893 goal

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My Students

Occupational Therapy has changed drastically as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. When in school, OT demands a creative mind to be able to adapt and expand on a child's abilities and interests in order to find ways to meet their functional goals. Through teletherapy (video sessions for OT while each in their own home), these demands are increased due to a lack of materials in a therapist's or child's home. Most parents do not have the material, the equipment we use in school to target their child's school goals. Even if parents are able to afford these items, many stores, and local bodegas are closed. Therapy sessions are much more difficult without access to general materials such as playdough, puzzles, lacing cards, visuals, fine motor games, sensory bins, etc. As long as teletherapy continues, these materials will allow children and their families to be able to engage and participate in therapy sessions with fun, educational sensory experiences and exciting new approaches to therapy sessions. These items would benefit the child and their families in occupational therapy in more ways than I could ever explain!

My Project

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us all to alter the way therapists provide treatment sessions. Tele-therapy sessions are often difficult due to a lack of basic materials in my student's homes. I will use these materials to create individualized packages for each child.

Materials like lacing cards, sensory bins/bottles, puzzles, handwriting books, fine motor games, and craft materials will be used during sessions to target important functional life skills and improve independence in activities of daily living!

These materials will make the world of a difference to the children and families during Occupational Therapy.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Basic Skills Board • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Melissa & Doug Alphabet Wooden Lacing Cards With Double-Sided Panels and Matching Laces • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
HB Empty Sensory Bottles 11.8 oz (350 mL) Set of 9 • Amazon Business $22.85 2 $45.70
Crayola 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors,12 Pack, Kids Indoor Activities At Home • Amazon Business $20.51 2 $41.02
Wipe Clean: First 100 Words - Extended Edition: Includes Wipe-Clean Pen (Wipe Clean Learning Books) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Dreampark Puzzles for Kids Ages 3-8, 6 Pack Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles 60 Pieces Preschool Educational Learning Toys Set for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Wooden Toddler Puzzles and Rack Set - (6 Pack) Bundle with Storage Holder Rack and Learning Clock - Kids Educational Preeschool Peg Puzzles for Children Babies Boys Girls - Alphabet Numbers Zoo Cars • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Premium Baby Peg Puzzle 6-in-1 Set by Hoovy - 6 Different Themed Educational Knob Puzzles for Boy & Girl Toddlers - Alphabet, Numbers, Sea Life, Dinosaurs, Shapes & Vehicles - Bonus: Storage • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
DIY Slime Kit for Girls Boys - Ultimate Glow in the Dark Glitter Slime Making Kit Arts Crafts - Slime Kits Supplies include Big Foam Beads Balls, 18 Mystery Box Containers filled Crystal Powder Slime • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Food Coloring - 12 Color Vibrant Cake Food Coloring Set for Baking, Decorating, Fondant and Cooking - Upgraded Liquid Concentrated Icing Food Color Dye for Slime Making, DIY Crafts - .25 fl. oz. Each • Amazon Business $13.95 2 $27.90
NIVEA Men Sensitive Shaving Foam - Soothes Sensitive Skin From Shave Irritation - 7 oz. Can (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $13.83 2 $27.66
Wipe Clean: Pen Control • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
IRIS USA CNL-5 Storage Box, 5 Quart, Clear, 20 Pack • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Alphaprints: Wipe Clean Workbook ABC (Wipe Clean Activity Books) • Amazon Business $8.59 3 $25.77
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Vive Exercise Putty - Therapeutic, Occupational and Therapy Tool - Thinking and Stress - Finger, Hand Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium, Firm Sensory (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Assorted Arts and Crafts Supplies for Kids Girls Ages 6 7 8 9 10, Pipe Cleaners, Letter Beads, Pom Poms,Glue,Sticks,Wiggle Googly Eyes,All in One Toddler Crafts Set for School Projects DIY Activities • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie, Fine Motor Toy, Early Number, Patterns, 68 Pieces, Grades Pre-K/Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Li’l Gen Water Beads with Fine Motor Skills Toy Set, Non-Toxic Water Sensory Toy for Kids - 20,000 Beads with 2 Scoops and Tweezers for Early Skill Development • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Creativity for Kids Rainbow Sandland - Make Your Own Sensory Sand Art for Kids - Arts and Crafts for Kids Age 6+ • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Pencil Grip Mini Pencil Grips 50 Pack, Assorted Bright Colors (TPG-17550) • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Crown Therapy Putty – Made in USA. Full Set of Hand Exercise Putty (4 Pack, 3 oz. Each) Hand Exercise Rehabilitation, Stress and Anxiety Relief. • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
WikkiStix Alphabet Cards Set • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Educational Insights Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set | Non-Toxic, Never Dries Out | Preschoolers Practice Letter Recognition & Formation| Perfect for Ages 3 and up • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Fidget Pop Tube Toys for Kids and Adults 6 Pack, Pipe Sensory Tools for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Cool Bendable Multi-Color Stimming Toys Great as Gift, Party Favors, and Prizes for Fidgeters • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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