School Readiness

At-home or in the classroom, whatever school looks like for you, Kaplan is here to help young learners prepare with our School Readiness kits and resources. Focusing on whole-child development from social and emotional growth to early literacy and math skills, our tools are perfect for supporting children as they transition into preschool or kindergarten.


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Kindergarten Readiness Zoo Crew Pack
Kindergarten Readiness Zoo Crew Pack
Item: 34608
Status: In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Literacy and Math with Zoo Animals. This exciting set will provide your preschooler with plenty of entertaining educational options when learning about the 26 letters of the alphabet and numbers 0 through 10. An 8-count pack of crayons and a container of dough are also included to make learning more hands on. A safari animal puppet is also included.
Back to School Readiness Zoo Crew Pack
Back to School Readiness Zoo Crew Pack
Item: 34610
Status: In Stock
$39.95
4 years & up. Literacy and Math with Zoo Animals. This exciting set will provide your kindergartener with plenty of entertaining educational options when learning about the 26 letters of the alphabet and numbers 0 through 20. An 8-count pack of crayons and a finger fidget are also included to make learning more hands on. A safari animal puppet is also included.
Jurassic Adventure STEM Learning Kit
Jurassic Adventure STEM Learning Kit
Item: 63629
Status: In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. This interactive, take-home, STEM Adventure kit invite families to participate in enjoyable STEM based learning together. Kit includes a book, learning materials, and activity card.
Understanding Feelings Learning Kit
Understanding Feelings Learning Kit
Item: 63628
Status: In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. This social and emotional take-home kit invites families to join together in understanding and identifying emotions. Kit includes a book, learning materials, and activity card.
52 Interactive Family Engagement Ideas for Infants and Toddlers
52 Interactive Family Engagement Ideas for Infants and Toddlers
Item: 63497
Status: In Stock
$17.95
This set of 52 cards will provide infant and toddler classrooms with a year of interactive family engagement activities. These simple and straightforward ideas are enjoyable for teachers, families, and children alike. Cards measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
Math Summer Enrichment Toolbox
Math Summer Enrichment Toolbox
Item: 36980
Status: In Stock
$25.95
3 years & up. Perfect for independent learning, this math kit helps develop and strengthen basic concepts of measurement, number recognition, counting, patterns, sequencing, and more. Includes: Jumbo See Thru Numbers, Buttons and Spools Lacing Set, "Perro Grande... Perro Pequeno / Big Dog... Little Dog" Bilingual Paperback Book, 12" Wooden Ruler, Activity Guide, and Storage Container.
Social Emotional Summer Enrichment Toolbox
Social Emotional Summer Enrichment Toolbox
Item: 36978
Status: In Stock
$29.95
3 years & up. Use the materials in this Social Emotional Toolbox to help children understand and appropriately express their feelings. When children are able to identify their emotions it helps reduce or eliminate anxiety. The enclosed Activity Guide provides suggestions for utilizing the included items. Includes: All About Me journals, All About Me Family Counters, "Strong Puppy" Board Book, Double-sided Mindful Maze, Set of 8 crayons, Activity Guide, and Storage Container.
Time For Preschool Kit
Time For Preschool Kit
Item: 35416
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Get your child all the basics they will need to get excited about school! There are so many ways young students learn, from experiencing different textures to writing. This kit includes crayons, a book, a puzzle, a journal, a single playfoam, kid counters, and an activity calendar.
Transition to Kindergarten: Literacy & Math Kit
Transition to Kindergarten: Literacy & Math Kit
Item: 33275
Status: In Stock
$39.95
4 years & up. Achieve school readiness skills with this backpack filled with activities and a book selected for family engagement and independent learning. Includes a bilingual family guide.
Transition to Kindergarten - Reading Kit
Transition to Kindergarten - Reading Kit
Item: 33160
Status: In Stock
$39.95
4 years & up. Set your child up for kindergarten success! Promote early literacy development with fun, hands-on activities and a book that highlights emerging reading skills. Includes bilingual strategies to enhance learning. Each kit includes a clear vinyl backpack.
Back to Back Learning Kit - Life Cycles
Back to Back Learning Kit - Life Cycles
Item: 62068
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Children are fascinated with nature, both with plants and animals. This kit and the related activities will explore the natural world while building the important skills of scientific inquiry: asking, observing, experimenting, and drawing conclusions. Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. This kit supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An… More »
Back to Back Learning Kit - Counting & Correspondence
Back to Back Learning Kit - Counting & Correspondence
Item: 62064
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Counting is more than reciting numbers that have been memorized in sequence. This kit and the related activities will help develop an understanding that numbers represent sets of objects and each number matches one object in a set. Being able to match or pair items one-to-one is an important concept for math readiness. Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. This kit supports parent involvement and early… More »
Back to Back Learning Kit - Patterns
Back to Back Learning Kit - Patterns
Item: 62063
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. The ability to recognize and extend a repeating pattern is important for math, but also crucial for early reading (think of spelling patterns!). With this kit and the related activities, your child will learn to identify, create, and extend patterns. These skills lay important foundations for school readiness. Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. Supports parent involvement and early learning through… More »
You Are What You Eat Backpack Learning Kit
You Are What You Eat Backpack Learning Kit
Item: 62062
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Children are never too young to build an understanding of personal health. Together with your child, learn to identify healthful foods, recognize food groups, and increase awareness of healthy nutritional choices. Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. Supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal way for teachers and families to enrich… More »
Back to Back Learning Kit - Incredible Insects
Back to Back Learning Kit - Incredible Insects
Item: 62060
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Children are fascinated with (and sometimes afraid of) bugs! This kit and the related activities will introduce your child to some common characteristics of insects. Be cautioned! Your child may turn into a Bug Collector! Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. This kit supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal way for teachers and… More »
Back to Back Learning Kit - Measuring
Back to Back Learning Kit - Measuring
Item: 62059
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Explore the tools and vocabulary of measurement that is all around us. Learning the broad concepts of measurement, volume, and size will provide your child with a knowledgeable advantage in math. With this kit and the related activities, your child will practice measuring with standard units (feet, inches) and non-standard units (foot, unit cubes). Children will use the language of measurement while developing an understanding of spatial and size relationships. Includes hands-on… More »
Sorting Backpack Kit
Sorting Backpack Kit
Item: 62057
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Learn to recognize similar attributes among objects as an important prerequisite to both math and reading. Build kindergarten readiness by gaining skills of sorting items (such as shirt, chair, and pencil) into broader categories (such as clothing, furniture, and writing tools). Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. This kit supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive… More »
Back to Back Learning Kit - Fabulous 5 Senses
Back to Back Learning Kit - Fabulous 5 Senses
Item: 62056
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Explore the wonder-filled world of sensory experiences! Your child will focus on their own senses (sound, sight, smell, taste, and touch) while exploring the environment and learn how we depend upon our senses to learn about the world around us. Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. This kit supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal… More »
Small Clear Take Home Backpack
Small Clear Take Home Backpack
Item: 70509
Status: In Stock
$9.95
2 years & up. Clear, lightweight vinyl backpack features 2 pockets with zippered closures. Adjustable shoulder straps so it will fit children of all sizes. Measures 12"H.
School Essentials Kit
School Essentials Kit
Item: 35279
Status: In Stock
$19.95
3 years & up. Set children up for success with this comprehensive set of school essentials. Ideal for individual use at home or in the classroom, this set includes school supplies and materials designed to support interdisciplinary learning. This set includes: Dry Erase Board Set, set of 8 Large Crayons, set of 8 Broad Tip Markers, one pair of Safety Scissors, 50 Sheet Pack of Assorted Construction Paper, one Large Grip Pencil, one Glue Stick, and six Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint Stix.
School Readiness Kit
School Readiness Kit
Item: 35250
Status: In Stock
$35.95
4 years & up. Help children refine skills and prepare for school with this interactive transition kit! The materials, combined with a bilingual activity calendar, provide children with opportunities to enhance their understanding of beginning language, literacy, math, motor and social skills.
52 STEM Family Engagement Ideas - 5" x 5" Activity Cards
52 STEM Family Engagement Ideas - 5" x 5" Activity Cards
Item: 63785
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$17.95
3 years & up. This set of 52 cards will provide classrooms with a year's worth of interactive STEM activities for children and their families. These simple and straightforward STEM-themed family engagement ideas are enjoyable for teachers, families, and children alike. Cards measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
Animal Adventure STEM Learning Kit
Animal Adventure STEM Learning Kit
Item: 63630
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. This interactive, take-home, STEM Adventure kit invite families to participate in enjoyable STEM based learning together. Kit includes a book, learning materials, and activity card.
All Ready For PreSchool Readiness Kit
All Ready For PreSchool Readiness Kit
Item: 35255
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Everything you need for preschool learning with this comprehensive collection of fun activities and tools. This kit includes preschool essentials all wrapped up in a convenient storage case. Includes an easy-to-follow guide and lesson framework for a smooth transition to age-appropriate subjects with engaging activities and games that progress in difficulty. Includes 85 items, a parent guide, an activity book, and storage box.