We hope you are having a great time! We are very enthusiastic to share with you Jacqueline Cano’s testimony, mother of Eduardo, who has been benefitted through the Toy library’s service:
“The Toy library has been really helpful to my son´s language disability; he is more confident about himself and, through games and interaction with his new friends, he has developed certain abilities that have helped us as parents as well. We are now able to talk to him and actually understand what he feels and needs, which has been a wonderful experience. It is great to know that we can connect with him in a way we couldn’t do it before.
We know that he is really interested in learning new skills as well as in achieving all the improvements that he can get. The toy library has been a gift to my son. Also, the way that the toy librarian leads the kids has been great! She is sweet and patient to them; my son loves her and he is always happy to go to this magnificent space. Thank you for your support!”
We hope you are as enthusiastic as we are by knowing this fabulous experience!
Along the last three months, we have focused our activities in reinforcing reading aloud and reading-comprehension abilities. We have seen the enthusiasm children have shown in choosing their books and stories they liked the most and sharing them with their mates. The toy librarians in charge noticed that these kids are improving not only in their reading skills, but also in socializing with others. We are very happy to share these great results with you!
For Mother’s day, children made greeting cards for their moms. They got to spend a whole evening with their moms, they showed them what they had been learning and they had the opportunity to have some quality time with them. It was an amazing mothers day gift.
Also, three days were specially planned for parents to go during a whole afternoon to play with their kids. They seemed very enthusiastic, so we hope we can repeat this activity and have even much more parents here with us.
Since January, the Toylibrary has been used by the school children guided by their teachers. They are getting great results using this resource to reinforce the topics seen in class.
Through games, arts and crafts these children are showing more interest in learning because they are now able to see that it can also be fun.
Sharing games and time with their classmates has strengthened their friendship. Also, the shyest kids are improving their self-confidence and social skills. These are part of the objectives we were looking forward through the Toylibrary Program.
We, as well as the children, are glad to share with you these satisfactory outcomes. We greatly appreciate all your support!
We would like you to know the latest activities we have done in the Toy Library. These were related to Mexican traditions, to let the children get involved with their culture.
In México, on November the 2nd we celebrate the ‘Day of the dead’ in which people remember their relatives and friends who have passed away. Following the custum, the Toylibrary organized a contest in which the children had to elaborate an altar decorated with papel picado, candles, flowers, photographs of the departed, candy skulls and some of his or her favorite foods and beverages.
Besides, on December, a Christmas sphere contest took place. The kids had lots of fun making them out with styrofoam balls and spangle.More than 30 kids participated and the winner was Hector Guijosa, who made a Santa Claus. (photo)
We greatly appreciate all your support that helps us to continue with our activities!!
Last week we sent you our last report, and for having better advances, this time we would like to invite you to help us winning GlobalGiving’s challenge.
On October 19th, GlobalGiving has made the final Bonus Day of the year, where $100,000 in matching funds will be up for grabs! This consists on matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project! There is $100,000 available in matching funds starting at 12:01 am EDT.
In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors!
We are asking you to help us this day, so we can fundraise more money to invest in the school’s needs and benefit more children. We greatly appreciate all your support during this day!!
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