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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Cuddly Playdate Friends Washable 14" Soft Dolls
Cuddly Playdate Friends Washable 14" Soft Dolls
Item: 35420P
Status: In Stock
$28.95
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 »
Cat Family Bilingual Puzzle - Eco-Friendly Wood
Cat Family Bilingual Puzzle - Eco-Friendly Wood
Item: 34685
Status: In Stock
$12.95
2 years & up. Bright, chunky puzzle pieces help teach children their colors with English words on one side and Spanish on the other. 6-piece puzzle is made of Eco-friendly rubberwood and store in their own wooden tray. Pieces range from approximately 1 1/2" - 4". Includes 6 pieces.
Baby Touch & Feel Board Book Set with Various Textures and Themes - Set of 7
Baby Touch & Feel Board Book Set with Various Textures and Themes - Set of 7
Item: 92756
Status: In Stock
$44.95
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 »
Soft and Cozy Book Display
Soft and Cozy Book Display
Item: 63588
Status: In Stock
$189.95
Birth & up. This vinyl bookshelf is ideal for getting young learners involved in books and reading. The cozy look and feel invites children into the reading area, and with soft edges, this bookshelf is safe for infants and toddlers. Measures 20"H x 30"W x 24"D.
I See Me Board Books with High Quality Images for Young Readers - Set of 4
I See Me Board Books with High Quality Images for Young Readers - Set of 4
Item: 38945
Status: In Stock
$24.95
3 months & up. Introduce your children to these fun I See Me Board Books with High Quality Images for Young Readers. Children love looking at these wonderful, big bright pictures of other diverse children in this book set. 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.
Emotion Tiles - Set of 20
Emotion Tiles - Set of 20
Item: 63685
Status: In Stock
$37.95
12 months & up. Children can recognize, identify, and match familiar emotions with this set of 20 tiles that depict real images of a variety of feelings. Engaging with the Emotion Tiles will promote the development of: Confidence, Curiosity, Cooperation, Acceptance, Communication, and Self-regulation. Made with safe, durable material that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
American Sign Language Alphabet A-Z
American Sign Language Alphabet A-Z
Item: 32536
Status: In Stock
$41.95
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. Made from sustainable rubber wood. Colors are made from vegetable dye, and coated with a non-toxic finish.
Velveteen Rabbit Plush and Hardback Book
Velveteen Rabbit Plush and Hardback Book
Item: 147553P
Status: In Stock
$14.99 - $38.95
Birth & up. Help bring the Velveteen Rabbit to life through love as you read his story and snuggle him close. This magical book and plush will ignite your little one's imagination and help show them the power of love. Book features classic, colorful illustrations from the original Velveteen Rabbit story. Plush features shimmery velveteen coat, pink satin ears, button-thread whiskers, a soft chenille tail, and hand-stitched details. Book is hardback and 33 pages long. Plush measures 10"H.
Demitri Dragon Plumpie & Dragon Magic Cloth Activity Book
Demitri Dragon Plumpie & Dragon Magic Cloth Activity Book
Item: 148045
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Birth & up. When your little knight needs a magical friend, look no further than our adorable Demitri Dragon Plumpie - Luxurious Plush Dragon & Dragon Magic Cloth Activity Book! Designed with hugs in mind, this alluring pastel blue plush dragon is slightly under-stuffed and features a lovable slouch that begs to be squeezed and snuggled. The adorable matching cloth book contains charming illustrated images that are soft to the touch. Inside, squeaks and rattles galore will keep baby engaged… More »
Jumbo Emotion Stones - Set of 8
Jumbo Emotion Stones - Set of 8
Item: 32607
Status: In Stock
$32.95
2 years & up. These beautiful stones offer a tactile and visual way of introducing young children to emotions. Each stone is engraved to provide important sensory feedback. Set of 8 stones measure approximately 2.75"L each.
My Mood Memo
My Mood Memo
Item: 32592
Status: In Stock
$29.95
2 years & up. This set of 24 wooden tiles represents 12 different emotions that children can learn to identify and recognize. Additional learning takes place when children match the emotions with the emotions on the board.
Five Little Monkeys Song Mitt
Five Little Monkeys Song Mitt
Item: 32584
Status: In Stock
$12.95
12 months & up. Designed to fit an adults' hand, song mitts are perfect for using with young children. Provides hours of fun with songs that children enjoy singing. Comes with a card showing the rhyme.
Five Little Ducks Song Mitt
Five Little Ducks Song Mitt
Item: 32583
Status: In Stock
$12.95
12 months & up. Designed to fit an adults' hand, song mitts are perfect for using with young children. Provides hours of fun with songs that children enjoy singing. Comes with a card showing the rhyme.
Old MacDonald Song Mitt
Old MacDonald Song Mitt
Item: 32582
Status: In Stock
$12.95
12 months & up. Designed to fit an adults' hand, song mitts are perfect for using with young children. Provides hours of fun with songs that children enjoy singing. Comes with a card showing the rhyme.
Five Speckled Frogs Song Mitt
Five Speckled Frogs Song Mitt
Item: 32580
Status: In Stock
$12.95
12 months & up. Designed to fit an adults' hand, song mitts are perfect for using with young children. Provides hours of fun with songs that children enjoy singing. Comes with a card showing the rhyme.
On the Farm Threading Game
On the Farm Threading Game
Item: 32540
Status: In Stock
$37.95
18 months & up. A game that is sure to stimulate all of the senses. Two players pull random wooden shapes from the fabric bag and try to determine on which template the matching shapes appear. Did the child pull the correct shape first? A decision has to be made on whether they will thread the string on now or wait. Four templates printed on sturdy cardboard allow children to follow the templates or they can free play and thread their own design. Includes a sturdy wooden threading needle to… More »
Nursery Rhymes Song Mitts
Nursery Rhymes Song Mitts
Item: 32347
Status: In Stock
$34.95
12 months & up. 12 months & up. Bring nursery rhymes to life with these fun character mitts. Designed to fit an adults' hand, these song mitts are perfect for using with young children. Provides hours of fun with songs that children enjoy singing. Comes with a card showing the rhyme. Includes: "Ten In a Bed" Song Mitt, "Ten In a Bed" Song Card, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" Song Mitt and Finger Puppet, and "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" Song Card.
Discovery Busy Phone - Set of 2
Discovery Busy Phone - Set of 2
Item: 31792
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. Toddlers will enjoy this smartphone designed just for them. Features 16 icons (each with its own sound), on/off button, and low volume to protect hearing. Set of 2 phones. Requires 2 AAA batteries (included).
My First Match It®! Puzzle Set
My First Match It®! Puzzle Set
Item: 31403P
Status: In Stock
$12.95 - $49.95
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.
Colorful Alpha Pops - Imaginative Play that Teaches
Colorful Alpha Pops - Imaginative Play that Teaches
Item: 30538
Status: In Stock
$24.95
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.
Soft Critters Pop Blocks - Set of 6
Soft Critters Pop Blocks - Set of 6
Item: 34230
Status: In Stock
$21.95
6 months & up. Chewy and bouncy, these fun critter blocks are perfect for your little explorer! Big enough for play but not too large for smaller hands, these uniquely shaped animals stimulate physical motor senses. Each critter features rounded corners for safety and encourage hand-eye coordination development through tossing, sorting, and stacking. Set includes six blocks: Hippopotamus, Duck, Pig, Lion, Frog, and Elephant. Blocks measure 2.25" x 2.625" x 2.25" each.
Stacking Letter Blocks
Stacking Letter Blocks
Item: 33004
Status: In Stock
$21.95
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 Baby Learning Kit
Smart Baby Learning Kit
Item: 34821P
Status: In Stock
$13.95 - $47.95
1 year & up. Infants and toddlers love imitating, and this kit includes some of the latest child technology to pretend with and learn from. Watch, phone and tablet have lights and sounds with lots of extras in music, colors, numbers and letters. Promotes fine motor and early language skills. Batteries included. Includes 3 pieces. Colors of play devices will vary between pink, blue, green, and grey.
Llama Llama Red Pajama Hardcover Book & Plush
Llama Llama Red Pajama Hardcover Book & Plush
Item: 147381P
Status: In Stock
$21.95 - $37.95
2 years & up. Get ready for bedtime with Llama Llama! The Llama Llama Large Plush makes a great companion for little ones and ideal for comforting hugs and snuggles. In the book, Llama Llama is ready for bedtime in his red pajamas and gets tucked in by his mama. She goes downstairs and she doesn't come back right away so Baby Llama begins to worry and fret until she returns. This story of Llama Llama relates to children and the need for their mother's comfort. Hardcover book includes 40 pages.… More »