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 »
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 »
2 years & up. The Our Friends Puzzles show real images of children in action. This puzzle set is designed for toddlers by using chunky pieces and images underneath each piece. Children will improve their visual perception and build fine motor skills. Each puzzle board is comprised of 2 3-piece puzzles. Boards measure 9"L x 12"W.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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".
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 »
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.