Kindness & Character Building

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Friends with Special Needs - Set of 5
Friends with Special Needs - Set of 5
Item: 63572
Status: In Stock
$35.95
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. These friends make the perfect addition to any dollhouse and are able to teach so many about different types of people. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
You Are Important Board Books - Set of 7
You Are Important Board Books - Set of 7
Item: 62477
Status: In Stock
$57.95
2 years & up. This unique series, with vivid images of children's everyday lives, supports affirming messages that build healthy confidence and let children know that they are valued. The artwork depicts children and adults of all ages, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds, making this set a perfect addition to any classroom library.
Photo Cubes - Set of 2
Photo Cubes - Set of 2
Item: 39354
Status: In Stock
$61.95
Birth & up. Roll or toss these colorful Photo Cubes to children and see if they can recognize their friends and family. These wonderful cubes promote gross motor functions and facial recognition. Simply slip photos of familiar faces into the clear sleeves, and have children identify the people in the photo. For an extra activity, put print outs of shapes, animals, or numbers in the sleeves and have children identify those objects. Each cube holds up to 6 photos that measure 3.5" x 5".… More »
Diversity Hand Puppets with Movable Arms and Mouths - Set of 8
Diversity Hand Puppets with Movable Arms and Mouths - Set of 8
Item: 32208
Status: In Stock
$124.95
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 »
Infant Photo Mat
Infant Photo Mat
Item: 55598
Status: In Stock
$159.95
Birth & up. Young children will enjoy looking at images of themselves, friends, and family in this soft and durable photo mat. Contain 8 vinyl pockets to insert 8 1/2" x 11" pictures or photos. Surface washable. Mat measures 51"L x 51"W x 1"H.
Cuddly Playdate Friends Washable 14" Soft Dolls
Cuddly Playdate Friends Washable 14" Soft Dolls
Item: 35420P
Status: In Stock
$26.95
Birth & up. Encourage your children to expand their imagination with these diverse, friendly companions. The Cuddly Playdate Friends promote fine motor skills, social-emotional development, and dramatic play. These friends are a perfect addition to any interactive storytime. Each soft, huggable doll comes with their own little animal friend, a removable two-piece outfit, and shoes. The material is washable and dryable on low heat. For an extra activity have children point out the color of the… More »
Children Around the World Wooden Figures - Set of 17
Children Around the World Wooden Figures - Set of 17
Item: 32328
Status: In Stock
$34.95
2 years & up. Bring global awareness to block play by adding this set of 17 wooden figures of children in a traditional and non-traditional dress. Figures are approximately 2.75"H.
Babies Like You Book Set - Set of 4
Babies Like You Book Set - Set of 4
Item: 34854
Status: In Stock
$36.95
Birth & up. Beautiful, touching images in books showing relationships between animals and people; how similarly we develop and how much we need each other.
Friends and Family Set - Set of 10
Friends and Family Set - Set of 10
Item: 63573
Status: In Stock
$54.95
18 months & up. This ten-piece set of friends and family represents multiple cultures, ages, and genders. There are even two different pets! These easy to grip pieces are great for promoting dramatic play and fine motor skills. Children can role-play people in their family, circle of friends, neighborhood, and more! Use these figures in brightly colored clothes in a lesson about diversity and inclusion. The Tallest figure is 5" tall. Blocks not included.
Around the World Dolls - Set of 8
Around the World Dolls - Set of 8
Item: 63440
Status: In Stock
$50.95
18 months & up. Children can engage in a historic cultural journey while playing with the eight Around the World Dolls. These 5" figures represent four males and four females dressed in traditional clothing from seven various cultures distinctly represented in this set of dolls. These dolls are great for storytelling and will help children introduce diversity to pretend play by exploring a different culture.
Toddler Emotion Figurines - Set of 4
Toddler Emotion Figurines - Set of 4
Item: 32729
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. Whether you are happy, sad, upset, or afraid, these four Emotion Figurines are excellent props to express yourself. This set of four expressive dolls will allow children to role-play, identify feelings and expressions, and build upon their social and emotional skills. These easy to grip figurines are the perfect size for small hands and great to use in interactive discussions about emotions. Encourage children to identify the emotions each figure is expressing. If they are too… More »
Multicultural Friends Puzzles - Set of 6
Multicultural Friends Puzzles - Set of 6
Item: 63122
Status: In Stock
$39.95
2 years & up. Make friends with children from around the world, mixing and matching the chunky puzzle pieces to make many different combinations. Each friend is dressed in clothing that recognizes a different culture -- China, India, Native American, Africa, Mexico, and the USA. Each 3-piece child measures 6"H x 3"W. Set of 6 puzzles.
Family Sets
Family Sets
Item: 63502P
Status: In Stock
$32.95 - $124.95
18 months & up. These chunky figures were designed for small hands and allow for easy gripping during play. This charming family set will have young children engaged in meaningful dramatic play either independently or with friends. Each family includes an adult male and female and a male and female child. Father measures 5.75"H and child 4"H.
Self-Regulation Stones Help Children Express Emotions
Self-Regulation Stones Help Children Express Emotions
Item: 34209
Status: In Stock
$31.95
2 years & up. This set of stones will help children express their emotions when they cannot find the words to do so. Choosing an image that represents their emotion will enable them to explore how they are feeling, what triggered their response and how it can be managed constructively. Being able to do so will encourage healthy self-regulation, support children's development and their engagement with others. Size approximately 1.75".
Cloth Photo Book
Cloth Photo Book
Item: 34884
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Birth & up. Five plastic sleeves that fit 4 x 6 pictures, a great way to show family photos for early recognition and separation anxiety. Can also be used to include pictures of classroom activities, social emotional lessons, colors, animals, etc. Surface wash only. 8"L x 6"W x 1.5"D.
Our Friends Puzzles - Set of 4
Our Friends Puzzles - Set of 4
Item: 71311
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$51.95
2 years & up. Real photos of adorable children in fun poses make up this set of 4 puzzles. Designed for toddlers, the chunky puzzle pieces and images underneath each piece will help increase visual perception and build fine motor skills. Each 3 piece puzzle measures 9" x 12".
Emotion Bears - Set of 4
Emotion Bears - Set of 4
Item: 63517
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$36.95
Birth & up. Children will relate to this lovable set of bears and matching blanket that encourages social emotional development. The four soft and colorful bears will help children identify and label the common emotions of happy, sad, angry, and scared. Have children match the bear to the corresponding color on the blanket, and discuss each emotion. Each bear is 11" tall. Machine washable.
Emotiblocks - Interchangeable Pieces for Social and Emotional Learning
Emotiblocks - Interchangeable Pieces for Social and Emotional Learning
Item: 145133
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$21.95
2 - 6 years. Emotiblocks is an entertaining game to help children become familiar with their emotions. Using characters with interchangeable pieces, this enables them to create likeable characters. They can build over 100 possible combinations. Also includes activity cards where children will be given them one by one and encouraged to describe what they see on them and build a similar character. They will have lots of fun talking about the features of each-type of hair, skin color, and gestures-and… More »
Community Workers 5" Tall - Set of 8
Community Workers 5" Tall - Set of 8
Item: 63186
Status: In Stock
$50.95
18 months & up. This set of familiar workers represents several current occupations that children might observe throughout their community. These brightly colored and easy to grip figures are perfect for an interactive lesson about making career choices. For discussion after the lesson, have children talk about someone they know in one of these roles. With diversity and non-traditional roles being represented throughout this set, children will know they can achieve any career they set out for.… More »
Family & Friends Puppets - Set of 8
Family & Friends Puppets - Set of 8
Item: 63788
Status: In Stock
$124.95
18 months & up. Set includes a variety of people puppets, from children to adults, found in communities and neighborhoods throughout the country. Surface washable.
Kaplan Kids Puppets - Set of 7
Kaplan Kids Puppets - Set of 7
Item: 46713
Status: In Stock
$121.95
2 years & up. Come join the fun as you learn with the Kaplan Kids. Add excitement to circle time, storytelling, language lessons and more. Our adorable puppets have their own personalities plus they include diversity and inclusion. Each puppet is 14" long with a working mouth, and movable arms and legs. They have permanently stitched features and are made of soft plush durable polyester that is easy to clean and maintain.
Wooden Village People - 42 Pieces
Wooden Village People - 42 Pieces
Item: 32069
Status: In Stock
$74.95
2 years & up. This set of 42 high-quality wooden figurines include community workers, athletes, and people of varying ages, cultures, and abilities. Promote block play, dramatic play, and fine motor skills when you add these wonderful friends to your classroom. Encourage children to point our figures that are familiar to them. Use these Wooden Village people or a fun lesson about careers or diversity and inclusion. The figures measure approximately 2.25" to 3" high.
Career Wooden Blocks - Set of 12
Career Wooden Blocks - Set of 12
Item: 32341
Status: In Stock
$35.95
18 months & up. This set of 12 blocks represents a variety of careers, ethnicities, ages, and genders. Each block measures 2".
From Biting to Hugging: Understanding Social Development in Infants and Toddlers
From Biting to Hugging: Understanding Social Development in Infants and Toddlers
Item: 90590
Status: In Stock
$24.95
With the increase in both parents working outside the home during the last two decades, infants and toddlers are spending more time together in infant/toddler programs and family child-care homes. From Biting to Hugging will give you effective strategies to help you take advantage of this peer time. Enhance the quality of peer experiences in infant/toddler group settings. Create responsive adult-child relationships and environments. Encourage positive social emotional development and learning. Teach… More »