Resource Books

Kaplan offers resource kits for children, including those with disabilities. Products encourage infants and toddlers to explore and play while supplementing them with various developmental tools. Kaplan offers books, activity kits, DVDs, and infant games designed to keep parents aware of any developmental concerns.

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Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers
Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers
Item: 74131
Status: In Stock
$12.95
For the littlest learners, everything is an activity--feeling a rock, trying to lick a bubble, smelling a flower, or poking sand. In this book, teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers will learn how these simple explorations support cognitive and vocabulary development. The book explains heuristic learning--discovery by trial and error--and how to encourage this type of learning to boost development. Through his explorations, the child is answering some fundamental questions: What is this… More »
All About The ITERS-R™ - Book
All About The ITERS-R™ - Book
Item: 11647
Status: In Stock
$49.95
This resource guide should be used with the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale®-revised edition. It explains why each item is important, what is needed to meet the requirements for all items, and how to score. Over 800 color photographs taken in child care settings are presented in this text of 465 pages. We have also developed a classroom list to correlate with ITERS-R™ (sold separately).
All About The ECERS-R™ - Book
All About The ECERS-R™ - Book
Item: 46796
Status: In Stock
$49.95
Step by step instruction on how to design a quality day care environment. Should be used side by side with ECERS-R™, the scale used to develop and quantify quality standards in the USA, Canada and abroad. Includes The How, What and Why for each indicator, seven sub-scale items, step-by-step instructions, and over 700 color photos. 441 pages.
The Best for Babies
The Best for Babies
Item: 28589
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Caregiver-child interactions are critically important in promoting cognitive, language, and social-emotional learning in young children. With examples and detailed explanations, "The Best for Babies" illuminates the behaviors and interactions that teachers or care providers should provide for the children in their care. The book offers an easy-to-use checklist to assess each teacher-child interpersonal relationship and the ways caregivers offer learning and living experiences for young… More »
Beyond Cribs and Rattles - 2nd Edition
Beyond Cribs and Rattles - 2nd Edition
Item: 33085
Status: In Stock
$69.95
This manual provides caregivers of infants and toddlers knowledge about the creating and implementation of loving, playful, developmentally appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers. ISBN 978-088076-794-1.
Beyond Cribs and Rattles Comprehensive Program - 2nd Edition - 2019
Beyond Cribs and Rattles Comprehensive Program - 2nd Edition - 2019
Item: 33636
Status: In Stock
$199.95
Create intentional developmentally appropriate play experiences for infants and toddlers. Comprehensive program includes: Textbook: Beyond Cribs and Rattles, 2nd Edition (2019) and six downloadable lesson plans & corresponding training videos accessible online: The Grocery Store, Me and My Baby, Going for a Walk, Down on the Farm, Pat-A-Cake, and Baby Bathing.
Teaching Infants, Toddlers and Twos with Special Needs
Teaching Infants, Toddlers and Twos with Special Needs
Item: 87090
Status: In Stock
$19.95
This book has been written for all teachers and directors who work with infants, toddlers, and twos, including special educators and educators working with typically developing children. It specifically addresses the needs of children with developmental delays, as well as those children at risk for developing special needs. Each chapter includes experiences and activities that are common to settings where infants and toddlers learn. The strategies provided are easy to use and apply to all children.… More »
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Toddlers
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Toddlers
Item: 27132
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Explore, inquire, and experiment alongside your toddler using the simple ideas in "50 Fantastic Things to Do with Toddlers". Written specifically for parents, the activities in this book will lead to infectious excitement and enthusiasm for learning! Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help toddlers to develop key skills at their own pace and to make unhurried, important discoveries. Each activity in this book features easy-to-follow… More »
Focus on Babies: How-tos and What-to-dos when Caring for Infants
Focus on Babies: How-tos and What-to-dos when Caring for Infants
Item: 29009
Status: In Stock
$19.95
A beginner's primer to providing professional child care for infants! The elements of a quality learning environment are not the same for every age. What works for preschoolers does not always work for toddlers, and what might be appropriate for toddlers is not necessarily the best arrangement for infants. Complete with tips for creating a developmentally appropriate environment and experiences that stimulate infants' muscles and minds, Focus on Babies gives you the tools to craft a quality learning… More »
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Babies
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Babies
Item: 27130
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Explore, inquire, and experiment alongside your infant using the simple ideas in "50 Fantastic Things to Do with Babies"! Written specifically for parents, the activities in this book will lead to infectious excitement and enthusiasm for learning! Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help babies to develop key skills at their own pace and to make unhurried, important discoveries. Each activity in this book features easy-to-follow… More »
Beyond Differences and Diagnoses: The Celebration of Inclusion for All Children
Beyond Differences and Diagnoses: The Celebration of Inclusion for All Children
Item: 11254
Status: In Stock
$45.95
Emphasizes the importance of play in the inclusive classroom. Provides teachers with experiences that will enhance all children's cognitive, social, and emotional development.
I Love You Rituals Book
I Love You Rituals Book
Item: 10620
Status: In Stock
$15.99
Seventy-nine interactive activities based on positive messages help children increase their attention spans, reduce hyperactivity, build self esteem, and facilitate language development. The interactions teach children how to be kind and caring using gentle touches. 208 pages.
Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training
Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training
Item: 39406
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Help your children potty train with ease using this insightful Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training. This guide discusses how to choose a potty seat, recognize readiness, dress your child for success, deal with an uncooperative child, handle accidents, and much more. This hardback book also includes a 32 page book for child about a unisex bear whose story will encourage children to be more of identify in their toilet practices. 112 pages.
125 Brain Games for Babies - Revised
125 Brain Games for Babies - Revised
Item: 26005
Status: In Stock
$18.95
Updated to reflect the latest research about how children learn, the revised edition of 125 Brain Games for Babies is a fun-filled collection of ways to develop the brain capacity of infants. Included are everyday opportunities to nurture brain development in the critical period from birth through twelve months. Each game and sensory experience presented includes an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in babies. Paperback. 144 pages.
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
Item: 89712
Status: In Stock
$21.95
With new activities and explorations, tips and information to help you understand how to support the littlest learners, and research nuggets to enhance your own professional knowledge, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised, will be your go-to resource! Activities will help you support curiosity, play, exploration, persistence, emerging foundations in literacy and math, problem solving, and so much more! Paperback. 288 pages.
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos - Revised
125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos - Revised
Item: 26006
Status: In Stock
$18.95
A young child's brain grows at a phenomenal rate in the first years of life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest research on how children learn, 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos is packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development. Each game is accompanied by an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in the critical period between twelve and thirty-six months. Paperback. 144 pages.
First Art for Toddlers and Twos
First Art for Toddlers and Twos
Item: 29004
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Discover the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of toddlers and twos as they explore creative art experiences designed just for them. In this updated, color edition of First Art for Toddlers and Twos, you will find more than seventy-five art experiences, with lots of variations that add to the fun and tips for making the activities run smoothly. There's even a chapter of special adult-made props, such as an Art Baggie Book to display a child's artwork and a Tabletop Easel made from a pizza box to… More »
Making Toys for Infants & Toddlers
Making Toys for Infants & Toddlers
Item: 10021
Status: In Stock
$14.95
What do you get when you combine a large appliance box, a garbage bag, tape, a craft knife, and markers? A mini car wash for toddlers, of course! Find more creative ways to use a tube sock, milk carton, and other inexpensive items found around the house. Create unique, exciting toys and props to help children learn in appropriate ways.
Story Stretchers - Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Story Stretchers - Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Item: 80888
Status: In Stock
$19.95
It's never too early to read to a child, especially when you have Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s! The youngest children love the repetition of words and experiences that stories provide. Contains a resource of activities for 80 popular age-appropriate children's books and 240 ways to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the stories in new ways to enhance the learning process. (Books are not included). Children reap amazing benefits from being exposed to reading at an early age, and Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s makes reading… More »
Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds
Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds
Item: 96430
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Open the door to teaching infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds successfully with these 300 activities linked to the latest development in child development. Observe what your children are already doing, then give them varied opportunities to develop at their own pace. This book outlines a typical development sequence in ten domains: social/emotional, fine motor, gross motor, language, cognitive, sensory, nature, music and movement, creativity, and dramatic play. Chapters on appropriate curriculum… More »
Games to Play with Toddlers
Games to Play with Toddlers
Item: 50957
Status: In Stock
$14.95
This indispensable book helps you develop areas important for the growth of 12 to 24 month-old areas such as language, creativity, coordination, confidence, problem-solving, and gross motor skills. Toddlers will experience the joy of discovery on every fun-filled page! Paperback. 256 pages.
Serving Spoons - Set of 5
Serving Spoons - Set of 5
Item: 55597
Status: In Stock
$58.95
Set of five serving spoons include a 2-oz. perforated spoon and 1.5-oz., 2-oz., 3-oz., and 4-oz. solid spoons. Each spoon measures between 7" and 8.25" long.
Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers
Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers
Item: 39410
Status: In Stock
$21.95
An insightful resource which offers over 400 tips, ideas, and activities to help infants and toddlers move smoothly through the day. Includes book lists on different topics and great ideas to help parents and teachers deal with big transitions in the child's life, such as separation anxiety and more. Age focus: Birth - 24 months. 168 pages.
Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum
Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum
Item: 96419
Status: In Stock
$39.95
This complete, interactive curriculum for infants from birth to 18 months contains a wealth of activities and experiences. It includes assessment tools, how to set up the physical environment, ways to partner with parents, and much more! It, also, combines accessible theory with practical applications for beginning and experienced teachers. The only complete curriculum for infants available, this resource has everything you need to build an interactive program for infants. Paperback. 416 pages.