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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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Image of 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 »
Image of Diversity Puppets - Set of 8
Diversity Puppets - Set of 8
Item: 32208
Status: In Stock
$134.95
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 »
Image of Wooden American Sign Language Tiles with Alphabet A-Z
Wooden American Sign Language Tiles with Alphabet A-Z
Item: 32536
Status: In Stock
$49.95
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. Learning the American Sign Language alphabet develops awareness and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity.  Made from sustainable rubberwood. Colors are made from vegetable dye, and coated with a non-toxic finish.
Image of Hand Gloves - Set of 3 Storybook Favorites
Hand Gloves - Set of 3 Storybook Favorites
Item: 82221
Status: In Stock
$54.95
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.
Image of Old MacDonald Book and Finger Puppet Set
Old MacDonald Book and Finger Puppet Set
Item: 32371
Status: In Stock
$25.95
18 months & up. These six interactive finger puppets accompany the Old Macdonald board book to engage children and bring this classic song to life.
Image of Easy Grasp Shape Mirrors - Set of 4
Easy Grasp Shape Mirrors - Set of 4
Item: 70763
Status: In Stock
$51.95
12 months & up. These colorful, foam 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.
Image of The Little Blue Truck Board Book & 8.5" Plush Truck
The Little Blue Truck Board Book & 8.5" Plush Truck
Item: 145162P
Status: In Stock
$10.99 - $39.95
Birth & up. Meet Blue. Beep! Beep! A muddy country road is no match for this little pick-up until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route and they're willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a lighthearted tribute to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others. "The Little Blue Truck" was written by Alice… More »
Image of All About Me 2-in-1 Mirrors - Set of 6
All About Me 2-in-1 Mirrors - Set of 6
Item: 63018
Status: In Stock
$41.95
2 years & up. Help children strengthen their expressive and receptive language as they learn to talk about feelings and emotions with these easy-to-hold, double-sided mirrors. One side is a regular mirror and the other side is a "fun mirror" that warps reflections giving an amusing appearance. Each unbreakable, non-glass mirror measures 4"H x 6"L.
Image of Learning about Letters Learning Kit - Bilingual
Learning about Letters Learning Kit - Bilingual
Item: 62281
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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 »
Image of Occupation Puppets - Set of 8
Occupation Puppets - Set of 8
Item: 46167
Status: In Stock
$134.95
12 months & up. Excellent for creative role-play, career, and cultural awareness activities. These 8 puppets have appropriate outfits which illustrate different occupations. Set includes: doctor, chef, fireman, postal worker, construction worker, farmer, veterinarian, and policeman.
Image of Talk to Me! Learning Kit - Bilingual
Talk to Me! Learning Kit - Bilingual
Item: 62277
Status: In Stock
$38.95
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 they are learning to understand the language they hear around them. Talking to them, 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… More »
Image of Dr. Seuss Board Books - Set of 9
Dr. Seuss Board Books - Set of 9
Item: 81041
Status: In Stock
$57.95
2 years & up. Bring the magical world of Dr. Seuss to life with these Dr. Seuss Board Books for Individual or Classroom Reading! This set of classic Dr. Seuss Board Books introduces children to the fun of reading through his signature illustrations and rhymes. Children will love going on an adventure with different characters as they follow along with the whimsical plots. This set of books promotes literacy, creativity, imagination, and early vocabulary. Each board book contains thick pages… More »
Image of I See Me Board Books - Set of 4
I See Me Board Books - Set of 4
Item: 38945
Status: In Stock
$26.95
3 months & up. Introduce children to these fun I See Me Board Books. Children love looking at these wonderful bright real images of other young children. 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.
Image of Sing-A-Song Bilingual Board Books - Set of 4
Sing-A-Song Bilingual Board Books - Set of 4
Item: 93097
Status: In Stock
$19.95
12 months & up. Sing and read along with this exciting Sing-A-Song Bilingual Board Books. This board book set contains four popular rhymes in English and Spanish for bilingual learning. Children will delight as they gain literacy and language skills. For an extra activity, include instruments to go along with each fun song. The board book contains thick pages that are easy for smaller hands to turn.
Image of Indestructibles Basic Words Picture Books - Set of 6
Indestructibles Basic Words Picture Books - Set of 6
Item: 146687
Status: In Stock
$44.95
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!
Image of First Chunky Alphabet Puzzle
First Chunky Alphabet Puzzle
Item: 30866
Status: In Stock
$40.95
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 »
Image of Family Board Books - Set of 6
Family Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 51840
Status: In Stock
$41.95
6 months & up. This set of six board books use candid images common to a child's world to teach concepts of family structure and diversity. Includes Grandma, Grandpa, My Dad, My Mom, Sisters, and Brothers.
Image of My First Match It®! Puzzle Set
My First Match It®! Puzzle Set
Item: 31403P
Status: In Stock
$15.95 - $50.95
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.
Image of Baby Signing Board Books - Set of 5
Baby Signing Board Books - Set of 5
Item: 39402
Status: In Stock
$39.95
8 months & up. Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching simple sign language to children from as young as eight months, we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs. When children begin to talk, having sign language to fall back on provides a comforting safety net. Add to the fun of signing by singing well-known nursery rhymes and songs. Even proficient speakers will long enjoy signing to a favorite song or rhyme.… More »
Image of Living Creatures Board Books - Set of 6
Living Creatures Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 88457
Status: In Stock
$46.95
12 months & up. With beautiful real image photography on each page, these books introduce toddlers to animals in their natural habitat. From creepy crawlies to bears, this early introduction to the living creatures around us will capture the interest of every child. Set of 6 board books.
Image of Baby Mirror
Baby Mirror
Item: 40819
Status: In Stock
$17.95
Birth & up. Explore little finger holes, teethe around the edges, or investigate reflections in the double-sided, unbreakable, non-glass mirror. 8" hexagon shape.
Image of The Way I Feel Learning Kit - Bilingual
The Way I Feel Learning Kit - Bilingual
Item: 62279
Status: In Stock
$38.95
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 »
Image of Friendly Pets Puppet Set
Friendly Pets Puppet Set
Item: 62499P
Status: In Stock
$23.95 - $89.95
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.
Image of Snap Together Letter Llamas
Snap Together Letter Llamas
Item: 35055
Status: In Stock
$26.95
18 months & up. Smiling llamas help children learn to recognize and match letters and colors. Llamas pull apart and snap together with ease, helping kids build coordination, hand strength, and other fine motor skills. Uppercase and lowercase letters on the side of each llama match and snap together, and the whole set comes in a container for easy storage.