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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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 »
American Sign Language Alphabet A-Z
American Sign Language Alphabet A-Z
Item: 32536
Status: In Stock
$42.95
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.
Demitri Dragon Plumpie & Dragon Magic Cloth Activity Book
Demitri Dragon Plumpie & Dragon Magic Cloth Activity Book
Item: 148045P
Status: In Stock
$18.95 - $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 understuffed 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 »
Puppy Soft Plush & "Puppy's Toy Tale" Board Book
Puppy Soft Plush & "Puppy's Toy Tale" Board Book
Item: 148036P
Status: In Stock
$15.95 - $30.95
Birth & up. Your little one will surely enjoy the Puppy Soft Plush & "Puppy's Toy Tale" Board Book. Next to cuddly companions, books are about the most cherished gifts youngsters hold dear. This adorable and extremely soft puppy was created special, to be a cuddly companion for the "Puppy's Toy Tale" board book. The soft toy is 14" long with embroidered eyes and bean bag inside. The "Puppy's Toy Tale" board book is a story your little one is sure to love!… More »
Moosey Soft Plush & "How to Hide a Moose" Board Book
Moosey Soft Plush & "How to Hide a Moose" Board Book
Item: 148037P
Status: In Stock
$15.95 - $30.95
Birth & up. Your little one will surely enjoy the Moosey Soft Plush & "How to Hide a Moose" Board Book. Next to cuddly companions, books are about the most cherished gifts youngsters hold dear. This adorable and extremely soft moose was created special, to be a cuddly companion for the "How To Hide A Moose" board book. The soft toy is 14" long with embroidered eyes and bean bag inside. The "How To Hide A Moose" board book is a story your little one is sure… More »
First Chunky Alphabet Puzzle
First Chunky Alphabet Puzzle
Item: 30866
Status: In Stock
$37.95
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 »
My First Match It®! Puzzle Set
My First Match It®! Puzzle Set
Item: 31403P
Status: In Stock
$14.95 - $56.95
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.
Old MacDonald Book and Finger Puppet Set
Old MacDonald Book and Finger Puppet Set
Item: 32371
Status: In Stock
$24.95
18 months & up. These six interactive finger puppets accompany the Old Macdonald board book to engage children and bring this classic song to life.
Friendly Pets Puppet Set
Friendly Pets Puppet Set
Item: 62499P
Status: In Stock
$21.95 - $84.95
12 months & up. Each set of 4 delightful puppets will engage children's interest while expanding language skills and creative expression. This set includes a Yellow Labrador, Tabby Cat, Ginger Cat, and Black and White Rabbit hand puppets. Each puppet is approximately 8"H. Puppet features may vary from those shown.
Baby Mirror
Baby Mirror
Item: 40819
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Birth & up. Explore little finger holes, teethe around the edges, or investigate reflections in the double-sided, unbreakable, non-glass mirror. 8" hexagon shape.
Talk to Me! Learning Kit - Bilingual
Talk to Me! Learning Kit - Bilingual
Item: 62277
Status: In Stock
$33.95
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 he is learning to understand the language he hears around him. Talking to him, 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 stage… More »
Easy Grasp Shape Mirrors - Set of 4
Easy Grasp Shape Mirrors - Set of 4
Item: 70763
Status: In Stock
$49.95
12 months & up. These colorful, cushioned 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.
Hand Gloves - Set of 3 Storybook Favorites
Hand Gloves - Set of 3 Storybook Favorites
Item: 82221
Status: In Stock
$49.95
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 1 - Set of 2
Hand Puppet Book Set 1 - Set of 2
Item: 87837
Status: In Stock
$27.95
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.
Soft Fabric Fantasy Hand Puppet Set
Soft Fabric Fantasy Hand Puppet Set
Item: 34940
Status: In Stock
$34.95
$27.95
12 months & up. Add more friendly faces to your dramatic play area with this Soft Fabric Fantasy Hand Puppet Set for Dramatic Play and Interactive Reading. This plush puppet set has detailed features and easily moveable arms. Puppets are great for promoting imagination, literacy, hand-eye coordination, creativity, fine motor skills. Encourage your children to mimic the sound they think these fantasy creatures make. The soft fabric material is hand washable. Measures approximately 10"H .
The Way I Feel Learning Kit - Bilingual
The Way I Feel Learning Kit - Bilingual
Item: 62279
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$33.95
12 months & up. With a limited vocabulary, your toddler may have a hard time expressing their feelings. This can lead to frustration and tantrums as they struggle to understand and communicate their needs. What's the best way to help them develop the skills they need to handle their emotions? By playing with them! When parents and caregivers role model situations and identify emotions, little ones learn that there is more than one way to express how they are feeling. With carefully selected… More »
Learning about Letters Learning Kit - Bilingual
Learning about Letters Learning Kit - Bilingual
Item: 62281
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$33.95
24 months & up. Early literacy begins well before a child starts school! When learning is incorporated into hands-on activities, games, and story time, even toddlers can begin to identify letters and letter sounds. With carefully selected materials and bilingual activity card(s) targeted towards each stage of development, this kit promotes learning while strengthening the bond between parent and child. An ideal way for caregivers and families to enrich children's learning experiences together.… More »
My First Farm Animal Puppets - Set of 4
My First Farm Animal Puppets - Set of 4
Item: 32213
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$39.95
Birth & up. On the farm or in the classroom, this set of farm-themed puppets will bring smiles and giggles to the youngest of faces. They are squeezable soft, have embroidered features, and are machine washable for easy cleanup.
Indestructibles Wordless Picture Books - Set of 3
Indestructibles Wordless Picture Books - Set of 3
Item: 17390
Status: In Stock
$19.95
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. Titles include 'Creep! Crawl!', 'Flutter! Fly!' and 'Wiggle! March!' Set of 3.
Indestructibles Community & Nursery Rhyme Picture Books
Indestructibles Community & Nursery Rhyme Picture Books
Item: 142358P
Status: In Stock
$19.95 - $39.95
6 months & up. Read along to classic nursery rhymes with your little one or talk with your baby about the exciting world around them with this set of Indestructibles Community & Nursery Rhyme Picture Book Set. Each book features a different theme containing simple words and phrases to accompany the illustrations. These soft and paper-like books are designed to be chew proof, rip proof, and drool proof for babies who "read" with their hands and mouths. Made of waterproof, tear-resistant,… More »
Black and White Board Books - Set of 6
Black and White Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 38892
Status: In Stock
$48.95
Birth & up. Start developing literacy and shape recognition skills early with this set of Black and White Board Books for Learning Shapes and Objects. 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.
Indestructibles Basic Words Picture Books - Set of 6
Indestructibles Basic Words Picture Books - Set of 6
Item: 146687
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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! . Book Titles: Home… More »
Talk About Board Books
Talk About Board Books
Item: 85089P
Status: In Stock
$6.95 - $39.95
12 months & up. Each book is illustrated with realistic and comforting photographs. Children from various families, cultural, 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.
Ocean Animals Vinyl Books - Set of 4
Ocean Animals Vinyl Books - Set of 4
Item: 85263
Status: In Stock
$37.95
Birth & up. Take your children on an ocean adventure with this set of Easy Clean Bright Colored Ocean Animals Vinyl Books. This colorful set of books features four smiling, friendly ocean companioning. Your children will enjoy seeing the bold pictures of the ocean animals while learning about them. This set promotes literacy, color recognition, and early vocabulary. Made of 100% PVC safe material. The books are waterproof and can be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher or hand washed. Each… More »