Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Request for Donation of Toys.

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ
The Archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry Counseling Centre would like to request for donation of toys that are still in working condition and clean for our counseling unit to use in the play therapy for children. The toys can be anything from soft toys, cars, cooking sets, dolls, music instrument sets, everything. We also welcome coloring books, story books, anything a child can possibly enjoy! 
The donated items can be dropped off at 5, Jln Bukit Nanas, 50250 KL. 

Thank you.
May God Bless each one of you! Amen!


Recommended Toy List
Create A Therapeutic Environment: A Well-Planned and Organized Space is Very Important Especially for Distressed and Traumatized Children
Orderly and Predictable
Allow for Messiness & Ease of Clean Up
Criteria for Selecting Toys and Materials

Toys should:
Allow for exploration of real life experiences including cultural values, traditions and roles.
Facilitate contact with the child by gaining the child's interest and attention
Permit reality testing/limit setting
Provide the opportunity for development of self-control
Facilitate exploration of the self and others
Allow children to express their needs symbolically (without any need for verbalization)
Provide for expression of a wide range of feelings
Provide opportunities for insight/self-understanding
Allow for creative expression
Toys should also be durable, simple, and easy to operate, allow for success & are fun
Reminder: Toys should be selected, not collected

Categories of Toys
Real-life and Nurturing
Doll family, doll house, baby bottle, variety of puppets, animal families, cars, money, cash, register, kitchen food, medical kit, phone, etc.

Acting-out, Aggressive, Scary Toys (or not?)
oBop bag, toy soldiers, guns (colored plastic-not real looking!), scary/aggressive puppets and animals (alligator, shark, etc), rubber knife, foam sword, handcuffs, etc.

Creative expression and emotional release:
Sand, water, paints, craft materials, clay, musical instruments, magic wand, dress-up clothes, etc.

Toys and Materials For Play Therapy
Fully Equipped Playroom
Doll furniture (sturdy wood)
Gumby (bendable nondescript figure)
Doll bed, clothes, etc.
*Bendable doll family
Nursing bottle (plastic)
Chalkboard, chalk
Refrigerator (wood)
Dishes (plastic or tin)
*Plastic food
Egg cartons
Broom, dustpan
*Crayons, pencils, paper
Toy watch
Paints, easel, newsprint, brushes
Lone Ranger type mask
Tongue depressors, popsicle sticks
*Truck, car, airplane, tractor, boat
Pounding bench and hammer
Toy soldiers and army equipment
Sandbox, large spoon, funnel, sieve, pail
Rubber snake, alligator
*Multicolored chalk, eraser
Stove (wood)
*Pans, silverware
*Empty fruit and vegetable cans, etc.

Thank You.

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