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Early Language

Support early language development with Kaplan’s selection of learning toys and tools designed to encourage literacy and language explorations for your littlest learners. From board books and literacy kits, to puppets and developmentally-appropriate manipulatives, Kaplan’s early language products are perfect for cultivating rich language learning experiences.

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Diversity Puppets - Set of 8
Diversity Puppets - Set of 8
Item: 32208
Status: In Stock
$134.95
2 years & up. These puppets are a great way for children of all ages to learn about diversity through interaction and play. This set of eight puppets represents four multicultural groups of children with aspects of their culture represented in their clothing designs. Use these puppets in the classroom for a fun lesson about diversity and inclusion. For further learning, discuss the cultures these puppets represent and the history of their clothing. Puppets measure 12" long and are 10"… More »
Baby Touch & Feel Board Books - Set of 7
Baby Touch & Feel Board Books - Set of 7
Item: 92756
Status: In Stock
$54.95
12 months & up. Introduce new sensory elements into reading time with this wonderful Baby Touch & Feel Board Book Set with Various Textures and Themes. This set is complete with padded covers, simple images, and an amazing range of novelty textures. These books will immediately capture the attention of the very youngest children, and create an experience they'll want to repeat over and over again. This set of books promotes literacy and sensory learning. Each book contains thick pages that… More »
Wooden American Sign Language Tiles with Alphabet A-Z
Wooden American Sign Language Tiles with Alphabet A-Z
Item: 32536
Status: In Stock
$49.95
2 years & up. This 26-piece set features an impressed lower case letter and corresponding American Sign Language picture. Colorful and tactile way to add variety to your knowledge of alphabets. Learning the American Sign Language alphabet develops awareness and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity.  Made from sustainable rubberwood. Colors are made from vegetable dye, and coated with a non-toxic finish.
Easy Grasp Shape Mirrors - Set of 4
Easy Grasp Shape Mirrors - Set of 4
Item: 70763
Status: In Stock
$51.95
12 months & up. These colorful, foam acrylic mirrors have handles on each side for babies and toddlers to easily grasp as they smile at themselves or their friends. This set is great for promoting facial recognition, expressions, and shape recognition. These low distortion mirrors can stick to bathroom tiles when wet, so children can place the mirrors at their height then move it when they finish. Made of shatterproof acrylic. Set of 4. Measures 13"L x 8"W.
All About Me 2-in-1 Mirrors - Set of 6
All About Me 2-in-1 Mirrors - Set of 6
Item: 63018
Status: In Stock
$41.95
2 years & up. Help children strengthen their expressive and receptive language as they learn to talk about feelings and emotions with these easy-to-hold, double-sided mirrors. One side is a regular mirror and the other side is a "fun mirror" that warps reflections giving an amusing appearance. Each unbreakable, non-glass mirror measures 4"H x 6"L.
Occupation Puppets - Set of 8
Occupation Puppets - Set of 8
Item: 46167
Status: In Stock
$134.95
12 months & up. Excellent for creative role-play, career, and cultural awareness activities. These 8 puppets have appropriate outfits which illustrate different occupations. Set includes: doctor, chef, fireman, postal worker, construction worker, farmer, veterinarian, and policeman.
Hand Gloves - Set of 3 Storybook Favorites
Hand Gloves - Set of 3 Storybook Favorites
Item: 82221
Status: In Stock
$54.95
18 months & up. These three storybook favorites, 5 Little Frogs, 5 Little Ducks, and 5 Little Monkeys, will come to life when you put them on your hand! Use this set of hand gloves for an exciting interactive story time. Watch as children become enamored with these brightly colored characters. You can even add them to your dramatic play center or in a lesson about counting for extra fun. This set is complete with 22 rhymes and finger play activity card(s). Machine washable.
Hand Puppet Book  - Set of 2
Hand Puppet Book - Set of 2
Item: 87837
Status: In Stock
$29.95
3 months & up. Soft and textured finger puppets and simple rhyming stories will bring giggles to babies and toddlers alike. Babies can focus on the bright colors, tactile exploration, and pointing out images. Toddlers will start looking at pictures and text and build listening and language skills. Set of 2.
Indestructibles Wordless Picture Books - Set of 3
Indestructibles Wordless Picture Books - Set of 3
Item: 17390
Status: In Stock
$21.95
Our indestructible books are perfect for your infant classroom because they are soft and paper-like, yet waterproof, tear-resistant, and dishwasher and washing machine washable! . The vivid artwork doesn't need words to keep the child's interest. Each book is designed to encourage conversation about the pictures. These titles by Kaaren Pixton will delight children everywhere.
Stacking Letter Blocks
Stacking Letter Blocks
Item: 33004
Status: In Stock
$26.95
18 months & up. With this colorful set of blocks, children will learn their letters and be able to make simple words, as well as building their fine motor skills. Blocks feature a flat front plus an open back that can be used as letter molds for stamping and creating. Includes 36 pieces (with 2 of each vowel) and a storage bag. Blocks measure 2"L x 2"H.
Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™
Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™
Item: 30538
Status: In Stock
$29.95
2 years & up. Fun twin-pop shapes to pop together. Great for developing fine motor skills, and early letter recognition. Double-sided to include all 26 letters. Great for fine motor practice and imaginative play. Self-checking by color. Single pop measures 4"L x 1.25"W.
Snap Together Letter Llamas
Snap Together Letter Llamas
Item: 35055
Status: In Stock
$26.95
18 months & up. Smiling llamas help children learn to recognize and match letters and colors. Llamas pull apart and snap together with ease, helping kids build coordination, hand strength, and other fine motor skills. Uppercase and lowercase letters on the side of each llama match and snap together, and the whole set comes in a container for easy storage.
Living Creatures Board Books - Set of 6
Living Creatures Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 88457
Status: In Stock
$46.95
12 months & up. With beautiful real image photography on each page, these books introduce toddlers to animals in their natural habitat. From creepy crawlies to bears, this early introduction to the living creatures around us will capture the interest of every child. Set of 6 board books.
Indestructibles Basic Words Picture Books - Set of 6
Indestructibles Basic Words Picture Books - Set of 6
Item: 146687
Status: In Stock
$44.95
Birth & up. Have fun teaching and talking with your baby about the exciting world around them as you go through this vibrantly-illustrated Indestructibles Picture Book set together. Each book has a different theme and contains simple words and phrases to accompany the illustrations. Set of 6 books. Written and illustrated by Stephan Lomp. Paperback. 6 Pages each. Features: Soft and paper-like, Chew proof, Rip proof, Non-toxic, and Dishwasher and Washing Machine washable!
I See Me Board Books - Set of 4
I See Me Board Books - Set of 4
Item: 38945
Status: In Stock
$26.95
3 months & up. Introduce children to these fun I See Me Board Books. Children love looking at these wonderful bright real images of other young children. There are one word descriptions of each baby's expression as they are having fun. The clear images and simple text make this an easy read. The board books contain thick pages that are easy for smaller hands to turn. Set of 4.
Black and White Board Books - Set of 6
Black and White Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 38892
Status: In Stock
$52.95
Birth & up. Start developing literacy and shape recognition skills early with this set of Black and White Board Books. These sturdy board books are full of high-contrast black and white pictures and objects with a few words interspersed throughout. This large format book is perfect for first reads. Great for engaging young babies.
Eric Carle Board Book Collection - Set of 8
Eric Carle Board Book Collection - Set of 8
Item: 39011
Status: In Stock
$78.95
6 months & up. Introduce more books to your class with this whimsical Eric Carle Board Book Collection. These wonderful stories by well known author Eric Carle will delight children while encouraging them to explore new concepts. Each book is complete with friendly characters and bright colored illustrations. Set of 8.
First Chunky Alphabet Puzzle
First Chunky Alphabet Puzzle
Item: 30866
Status: In Stock
$40.95
2 years & up. Learning the alphabet and how to spell has never been so fun and easy for those with little hands and big imaginations! This brightly colored wooden puzzle has individually color co-ordinated letters that match up with their base spots to help develop recall and recognition skills. The chunky pieces make it easy to grasp and examine, guaranteeing endless hours of fun learning for everyone involved. Helps develop dexterity, matching skills and concentration. Meets the industry toy… More »
Sing-A-Song Bilingual Board Books - Set of 4
Sing-A-Song Bilingual Board Books - Set of 4
Item: 93097
Status: In Stock
$19.95
12 months & up. Sing and read along with this exciting Sing-A-Song Bilingual Board Books. This board book set contains four popular rhymes in English and Spanish for bilingual learning. Children will delight as they gain literacy and language skills. For an extra activity, include instruments to go along with each fun song. The board book contains thick pages that are easy for smaller hands to turn.
Baby Signing Board Books - Set of 5
Baby Signing Board Books - Set of 5
Item: 39402
Status: In Stock
$39.95
8 months & up. Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching simple sign language to children from as young as eight months, we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs. When children begin to talk, having sign language to fall back on provides a comforting safety net. Add to the fun of signing by singing well-known nursery rhymes and songs. Even proficient speakers will long enjoy signing to a favorite song or rhyme.… More »
My First Match It®! Puzzle Set
My First Match It®! Puzzle Set
Item: 31403P
Status: In Stock
$15.95 - $50.95
2 years & up. Introduce young children to their first matching puzzle. These simple 2-piece puzzles are easy to match and fun to play. Each puzzle is self-correcting as no two puzzle pieces are the same. The familiar themed puzzles help build language, cognitive, eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. Each theme includes 15 puzzles to complete.
Talk to Me! Learning Kit - Bilingual
Talk to Me! Learning Kit - Bilingual
Item: 62277
Status: In Stock
$38.95
12 months & up. Language is only one form of communication, and for babies, communication begins at birth with the first cry. Even before your baby can speak they are learning to understand the language they hear around them. Talking to them, reading simple books, and incorporating facial expressions and body language in communication are all important ways of promoting your child's emerging language skills. With carefully selected materials and bilingual activity card(s) targeted towards each… More »
Talk About Board Books - Set of 5
Talk About Board Books - Set of 5
Item: 85089
Status: In Stock
$42.95
12 months & up. Each book is illustrated with realistic and comforting photographs. Children from various families, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds experience friends in their many wonderful forms. The simple text and engaging photos invite and encourage discussion between adult and child as they have fun exploring the images together.
Donald Crews Vehicles and Trains Board Books - Set of 4
Donald Crews Vehicles and Trains Board Books - Set of 4
Item: 81010
Status: In Stock
$37.95
6 months & up. Introduce your children to the wonderful word of transportation with these exciting Donald Crews Essential Vehicles and Trains Board Books. Children will love reading about the vehicles they see everyday. These board books promote literacy, early vocabulary, imagination, and exploration. Encourage your children to point out vocabulary words they're unfamiliar with. This board book set has clear bright illustrations and showcase Caldecott award winners.