Resources & Activity Books

Support young children in all stages and areas of their development with Kaplan’s collection of resource books on a variety of early childhood subjects. From curriculum and activity books to resources on child development, theory, and practice, Kaplan’s selection of resource books provides valuable information for all teachers and caregivers.


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What Happened To My World Book - Paperback
What Happened To My World Book - Paperback
Item: 12073
Status: In Stock
$4.95
$3.95
What Happened To MY World? Helping Children Cope With Natural Disaster and Catastrophe is a resource for parents, and anyone working with children to help them understand their confusion, fears and grief. It is written to help with both survivors as well as those who witness from a distance.
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3
Item: 27920
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Combining fun, easy-to-do activities with research-based tips and developmental overviews, "Raising a Talker" helps parents and caregivers naturally transform play sessions into meaningful language-learning experiences. Little tweaks and easy changes in everyday play create nurturing environments where communication and discovery can flourish. These skills build the foundation for better communication, both now and later, and set the stage for success in school and beyond. This practical… More »
Literacy for All Young Learners
Literacy for All Young Learners
Item: 72302
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Mary Jalongo, PhD, offers 65 strategies to support literacy learning with children from preschool through the third grade. With specific suggestions for ELL students, Jalongo includes recommendations for hundreds of great children's books, websites, and apps to make teaching easier. Each strategy is designed to be simple to use with all of the children in your classroom-from the not-yet-readers to the fluent readers-and each strategy is tied to the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through… More »
Sand and Water Play Book: Simple, Creative Activities for Young Children
Sand and Water Play Book: Simple, Creative Activities for Young Children
Item: 97734
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Packed with more than 70 ways to invigorate play with sand and water tables while encouraging problem solving skills, fine and gross motor creativity, and imagination. Children will learn creative ways to explore and discover on their own!
Let's Take It Outside!
Let's Take It Outside!
Item: 26123
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Children love outdoor play. Now teachers can combine the magic and excitement of the outdoors with activities that encourage and support learning! This book includes more than 100 new teacher-created, classroom-tested outdoor activities that engage children's minds and bodies as much as they explore the limitless bounds of the outdoors while also building key skills in areas like math, literacy and language, science, art, and music. Perfect for ages 3 - 6. Activities include: counting, alphabet,… More »
Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers
Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers
Item: 74131
Status: In Stock
$12.95
For the littlest learners, everything is an activity--feeling a rock, trying to lick a bubble, smelling a flower, or poking sand. In this book, teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers will learn how these simple explorations support cognitive and vocabulary development. The book explains heuristic learning--discovery by trial and error--and how to encourage this type of learning to boost development. Through his explorations, the child is answering some fundamental questions: What is this… More »
Little Walks, Big Adventures: 50+ Ideas for Exploring with Toddlers
Little Walks, Big Adventures: 50+ Ideas for Exploring with Toddlers
Item: 90586
Status: In Stock
$19.95
While most activity books encourage indoor explorations, countless adventures and learning opportunities await outside! Going for a walk or exploring the local community can bring about much more than just exercise. Little Walks, Big Adventures helps you teach your toddler about his/her surroundings through fun and adventurous local explorations, outdoor games and activities that promote and enhance learning. Parents and caregivers will help their toddlers enhance their vocabulary, language skills,… More »
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos - Revised
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos - Revised
Item: 26006
Status: In Stock
$18.95
A young child's brain grows at a phenomenal rate in the first years of life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest research on how children learn, 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos is packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development. Each game is accompanied by an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in the critical period between twelve and thirty-six months. Paperback. 144 pages.
Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills
Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills
Item: 26122
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Engage children with meaningful constructive play! This book provides educators of young children with guidance in how to create early childhood environments that support children's natural need to play. It includes strategies for creating and scaffolding the block play experience, recommends children's books that support the learning, and outlines ways to match behaviors, content, and concepts to learning standards. Lesson plans include: Thanksgiving -- sharing and giving; our families and ourselves;… More »
Exploring the Science of Sounds
Exploring the Science of Sounds
Item: 89713
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3-6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. Children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the… More »
My Letters alive® Journal
My Letters alive® Journal
Item: 90497P
Status: In Stock
$9.99 - $179.00
PreK Journals: 3 - 4 years. Kindergarten Journals: 5 - 8 years. These journals will help early learners master the 26 letters of the English alphabet. The FREE mobile app helps these journals come alive in 3D (augmented reality) for an engaging and interactive experience in the classroom or at home! Early learners now have a fun way to demonstrate their growing understanding of upper and lowercase letters and letter sounds. Available individually, in a set of two (1 Prek and 1 Kindergarten journal), or in sets of twenty.
My Math alive® Journal
My Math alive® Journal
Item: 31662P
Status: In Stock
$9.99 - $179.00
PreK Journals: 3 - 4 years. Kindergarten Journals: 5 - 8 years. The PreK journals will help early learners master the numbers 0-10 and seven 2D shapes. The Kindergarten journals will help early learners master the numbers 0-20 and five 3D shapes. The FREE mobile app makes this journal come alive for an engaging and interactive experience in the classroom or at home! Early learners now have a fun way to demonstrate their growing understanding of numbers, counting, and shapes. Available individually,… More »
Simple STEAM: 50+ Science Technology Engineering® Art Math Activities
Simple STEAM: 50+ Science Technology Engineering® Art Math Activities
Item: 90588
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Parents are eager to help their children learn, but teaching young children complicated scientific and mathematical concepts can be intimidating. Simple STEAM helps parents realize they don't need to be engineers or scientists to support STEAM learning. Help children explore STEAM concepts with fun and engaging activities. Discover STEAM learning opportunities in everyday activities and experiences. Prepare children for kindergarten and build crucial 21st century learning skills, including collaboration,… More »
Great Games For Young Children
Great Games For Young Children
Item: 81870
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Get ready for fun! These new and classic games, each with a noncompetitive twist, are sure to get children up and moving. You'll find everything you need to know to play over 100 great games, including outside games, musical games, circle games, concept games, and cooperative games. Every game provides benefits for children by supporting cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. Perfect for rainy days, sunny days, and every day, each game in this book offers heart rate raising, team-building,… More »
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
Item: 89712
Status: In Stock
$21.95
With new activities and explorations, tips and information to help you understand how to support the littlest learners, and research nuggets to enhance your own professional knowledge, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised, will be your go-to resource! Activities will help you support curiosity, play, exploration, persistence, emerging foundations in literacy and math, problem solving, and so much more! Paperback. 288 pages.
Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers
Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Creative Learning Centers
Item: 88389
Status: In Stock
$29.95
It's a common dilemma in early childhood classrooms: How to provide new, interesting experiences on a shoestring budget. This book offers low-cost ideas for gathering and creating rich explorations in learning centers by vividly describing the unique ways teachers can use found and recyclable materials to encourage cognitive development and creative exploration in young children. In addition to photographic examples, the book offers tips on how to source, select, and integrate materials into a center;… More »
Block Play: The Complete Guide
Block Play: The Complete Guide
Item: 97733
Status: In Stock
$19.95
This block play guide enhances the classroom block corner with over 50 great activities. Clear description of what children learn by playing with blocks accompany the activities. Each suggestion encourages problem solving, fine-and-gross motor development, the development of math, science, language, and social skills.
Wiggle Giggle & Shake
Wiggle Giggle & Shake
Item: 46270
Status: In Stock
$19.95
200 ways to move and learn. Explore 38 popular themes to encourage children to problem solve, explore their feelings and participate physically in their own learning. 216 pgs.
Primary Art
Primary Art
Item: 17249
Status: In Stock
$19.95
With this book, teachers, parents, after-school caregivers, and anyone working with children will encourage creativity, promote the process of art exploration, and appreciate the significance of the resulting art. Each art experience has three parts; it is introduced by a simple activity, progresses to a more experienced level, and finishes with a more intricate primary art experience. Paperback.184 pages.
Rainy Day Activities
Rainy Day Activities
Item: 17250
Status: In Stock
$7.95
Rainy Day Activities has everything you need to make being stuck inside fun! This resource is filled with quiet games to create relaxing moments, active games to get the wiggles out, and games that require no materials at all. 64 pages.
Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology
Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology
Item: 90591
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Early childhood teachers continue to seek activities that promote STEM-based learning. But most STEM books focus on science and math, excluding technology and engineering. Creative Investigations in Early Engineering® & Technology helps teachers create a more well-rounded STEM learning program. Encourage children to think, make, tinker and innovate. Introduce engineering skills such as coding in a developmentally appropriate way. Leverage children's use of digital technologies to help them… More »
Science is Simple
Science is Simple
Item: 47032
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Great resource book with 250 activities spanning 39 concepts. From magnets to bubbles, children will be excited to learn about science and the role it plays in their lives. Paperback. 255 pages.
Banish Boredom: Activities to Do with Kids That You'll Actually Enjoy
Banish Boredom: Activities to Do with Kids That You'll Actually Enjoy
Item: 81384
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Author, Rebecca Green, takes readers on an inspiring journey using beautiful color photos that she took of her children doing activities she describes in the book. This book takes a lighthearted approach to the serious business of parenting, and helps parents find activities that they enjoy, while their children learn and have fun. Green suggests ways for parents to maintain their own identities and pursue their own interests while raising children who are creative, confident, and independent thinkers.… More »
Creative Investigations in Early Math
Creative Investigations in Early Math
Item: 88401
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Math crops up in everyday activities in so many ways. You can help preschoolers see math in the petals of a flower, the shape of a window, the bounce of a ball, the growth of a plant, and the repetition of a song. Instead of teaching math to preschoolers, you can be their guide as they experiment, think about problems, try solutions, gain understanding, and discuss their findings. With your guidance, preschoolers can figure out how the world of mathematics works and how math works in their world. Paperback. 104 pages.