West Coast Martial Arts, located at 10890 Thornmint Road in 4S Ranch, is conducting a toy drive to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital.  Anyone who donates one toy is invited to try a free month of any program that West Coast Martial Arts offers, including Karate, Kempo, Kung Fu, Filipino Martial Arts, Weapons Training, Parkour/Acrobatic, and Zumba.

The goal for the event is to receive 500 toys/books.  West Coast Martial Arts is participating with several other local businesses including Family Karate, Great Clips, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Melanie Wang Orthodontics.

The toy drive runs from Nov. 20 to Dec. 20, 2011.  Contact Hank at West Coast Martial Arts at 858-829-7519 for more information. The West Coast Martial Arts Academy location at 451 Encinitas Blvd is also participating in the toy drive.  Suggested donations are listed below for your convenience.

 

Child Life Wish list for Playrooms and Individual play with patients

Important Reminders

  • Per infection control policy, NEW toys & stuffed animals are only accepted.
  • Video games must be rated “E” for everyone.
  • 50% of the patients at Rady Children’s are under the age of 3 years.

Supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Play-doh
  • Coloring Books
  • Various art and craft supplies (paint, paper, kits, etc.)
  • Bubbles (small containers or small party/wedding bubbles are ideal)
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Underwear (boy/girl, all ages)
  • Hair rubber bands and detangle spray
  • 24 piece puzzles
  • Individual Glue
  • Kid scissors

Preemies, Infants & Toddlers:

  • Infant toys (rattles, musical toys, soothers, etc.)
  • Toddler toys (stacking toys, pop-up boxes, etc.)
  • Crib toys (mirrors, CD players, crib gyms, etc.)
  • Infant CDs and DVDs (e.g., lullabies, Baby Mozart, Baby Einstein)
  • Board Books (English & Spanish)
  • Slings for Babywearing – Slings can be purchased at the following:

Pre-School & School Age:

  • I SPY (or similar) books
  • Small cars and trucks (e.g., Matchbox)
  • Action figures (including animals, dinosaurs, )
  • Building toys (e.g., Lego blocks, Duplo Blocks, etc.)
  • Scale Model Kits (airplanes, cars, etc.)
  • Musical story books
  • 3D View Masters and reels
  • Autograph Bears or Stuffed Animals (For example: www.epartyunlimited.com/special-occasions-autograph-dog.html)

Adolescents:

  • Video games for Ps3, Xbox 360 rated E for everyone
  • Nail polish kits
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Art and craft supplies and kits
  • Gift cards

Electronics:

  • Personal CD/DVD Players
  • Hand-held electronic games
  • Videogame systems (PS3, Game Cube, Xbox, Nintendo DS, PSP)
  • Videogames for PS3, Game Cube, Xbox, Nintendo DS, PSP *Rated E for Everyone*
  • Polaroid camera and film
  • CDs & DVDs (English & Spanish)  -current releases G, PG, PG-13

Spanish Items:

  • Leapfrog Learn & Groove Alphabet Drum
  • Leapfrog Learn & Groove Counting Maracas
  • Leapfrog Learn & Groove Piano
  • Chicco Bi-Lingual Smart Driver
  • Chicco Bi-Lingual Talking Farm

Board Books

Books in Spanish are welcome

Books that make music or noise

No Books with violent or religious themes

Books for Ages 2-4

  • Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, by Jennifer Plecas.
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin
  • Bedtime for Frances, by Russell Hoban
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog, by Norman Bridwell
  • Color Zoo, by Lois Ehlert
  • Corduroy, by Don Freeman
  • Everything to Spend the Night From A to Z, by Ann Whitford Paul
  • Go, Dog, Go, by P.D. Eastman
  • Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney
  • Freight Train, by Donald Crews

Books for Ages 5-6

  • Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, by Jennifer Plecas
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst.
  • Aloha, Dolores, by Barbara Samuels
  • Amos and Boris, William Steig
  • Bonaparte, by Marsha Wilson Chall.
  • The Bossy Gallito, by Lucia M. Gonzalez
  • Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes
  • Cold Feet, by Cynthia C. DeFelice
  • Corduroy at the Zoo, by Don Freeman
  • The Doorbell Rang, by Pat Hutchins
  •  Everything to Spend the Night From A to Z, by Ann Whitford Paul

Books for Ages 7-8

  • Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark , by Jennifer Plecas.
  • Aloha, Dolores, by Barbara Samuels
  • Bonaparte, by Marsha Wilson Chall
  • Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery, by David A. Adler
  • Cold Feet, by Cynthia C. DeFelice
  • Everything to Spend the Night From A to Z, by Ann Whitford Paul.
  • Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool, by Teri Sloat
  • Hamster Chase, by Anastasia Suen
  • How To Catch An Elephant, by Amy Schwartz.
  • It’s Justin Time, Amber Brown, by Paula Danziger

Books for Ages 9-10

  • Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
  • Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan .
  • Bill Peet: An Autobiography, by Bill Peet
  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary
  • Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Books for Younger Teens

  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  • Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell .
  • Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
  • The BFG, by Roald Dahl

Books for Older Teens and Adults

  • Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
  • A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan
  • The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien