Help us stock our Lending Learning Activity Library

The Learning Home Volunteers Lending Library is made possible through financial donations and donations of new and used materials to be used by the teachers for their lessons.  They check out an activity and when they are done they check it back in, so the next child can use it.  An average student will use 208 activities during the course of a year’s of instruction!  Below are samples of some of the items use in their lessons.

Line drawing of interlocking blocks

Our children learn so much by building.  They master their shapes, problem solving skills, fine motor skills, and create worlds their imagination can live in.  Your donation of construction items could be the materials of a future architect’s first building.

We are happy to accept gently used items or if you prefer, we are always looking for these materials:

BlocksLincoln LogsDuplo Construction SetDuplo Basic Blocks, Tree Blocks, Tinkertoy, Magentic Blocks (Tegu), Magna Tiles, Alphabet & Number Blocks, Small Wooden Train

Line drawing of three sock puppets conversing

Our children love to use their imagination.  Dramatic play allows for acting out real-world activities or role playing.  It teaches self-regulation, conflict resolution, supports literacy and language.  Oh, yea and it is great fun!

Line drawing of board game

Our children love to solve puzzles and play games.   Who doesn’t?

If you are thinking of donating puzzles, we prefer wooden puzzles because they last long.   Any subject is great.  60 pieces or less is better.  Our children love cooperative games.  Peaceable Kingdom and Educational Insights are vendors in this space.  Some examples include:

Snug as a Bug in a Rug, Busytown Eye Found it, Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

Line drawing of scientific symbols

Math? Science for Preschoolers?  You bet.  They are learning to count, recognize shapes, organize by attributes and measure.  They are brillant.

Our littles love to count interesting things and play with different shapes.  We love bucket scales, classroom specimens, pattern blocks and magnets.  Here are some examples:

Pattern Blocks, Counters, Scale, Specimen, Shape Matching

All donations are tax deductible.

Please send purchased donations to: Learning Home Volunteers, 420 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA, 94063.  Please include your name, address and phone number.  EIN: 83-3036600

To arrange to deliver donations, please call us.