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Language and Literacy Resources

Language & Literacy

Young children need developmentally appropriate experiences and teaching to support literacy learning. Kaplan offers materials that foster children's interest in and enjoyment of reading and writing. Find products to create print-rich environments and tools for children to see and use written language for a variety of purposes and expand their vocabulary. Our selection of songs, fingerplays, games, poems, and stories will develop phonemic awareness and help children focus on the sounds and parts of language as well as the meaning.

  • A - Z Pegboard Set
    A - Z Pegboard Set
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 86580
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Playing with the large letter shaped pegboards provides children a fun way to learn letter recognition and improve hand-eye coordination as they fit the pegs into each letter. Set includes 26 large foam lowercase letters which are 3/8" thick with letter sizes ranging from 6 1/4" to 4" tall, 130 Lauri Tall Stacker Pegs, and a quality storage box with handle. Made in the USA.
  • Kaplan Dough Literacy Mats - Set of 26
    Kaplan Dough Literacy Mats - Set of 26
    $21.95
    • Item Number: 86301
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Children can create dough objects to put on the dough mats! Each mat has a letter and corresponding object for children to make and place on the mat. These mats are a wonderful and engaging way to incorporate literacy and fine motor skills. Measures 8 1/2" x 11". Set of 26.
  • Wikki Stix® Alphabet Cards
    Wikki Stix® Alphabet Cards
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 62156
    • In Stock
    Hands-on learning that's easy, educational and fun! Colorful individual cards teach letter formation as children develop the fine motor skills necessary to learn to write. Twist, bend, or simply press down -- no glue, no mess, and endlessly reusable! Includes 27 cards and 36 Wikki Stix®. Made in the USA.
  • Writing Readiness: Prewriting Skills Book (16 Dry-Erase, Double-Sided Pages)
    Writing Readiness: Prewriting Skills Book (16 Dry-Erase, Double-Sided Pages)
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 63728
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Support fine motor skills as you introduce beginning writers to eight basic writing skills in a fun and engaging way. Real images encourage children to establish familiarity with the strokes necessary for early letter formation. The 16 double-sided thick and sturdy dry-erase pages are bound at the top to allow for easy flipping and accommodates both right- and left-handed writers. Eraser and dry-erase pen are sold separately.
  • Eco-Friendly Letter Match Set
    Eco-Friendly Letter Match Set
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 62005
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. This beautiful set, made from recycled rubberwood, promotes early skills through matching, identifying letter names and sounds, and fine-motor activities. The front of each card displays a full-color image and the outline of the corresponding letter; the back of the cards contain letter outlines with directional arrows for finger tracing. Set includes 26 recycled wood letters, 26 2-sided activity cards, and a cloth storage bag.
  • Sequencing Stories
    Sequencing Stories
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 63760
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Develop skills in sequencing, memory, observation, and logic with 12 sets of four-step sequence stories. Includes 48 thick and durable real-image picture cards, activity card, and storage box. Pocket chart sold separately.
  • American Sign Language Alphabet Cards
    American Sign Language Alphabet Cards
    $13.95
    • Item Number: 91043
    • In Stock
    Familiarize children with the alphabet, beginning sounds, and the ASL manual alphabet. Each card features a letter of the alphabet and real photo on one side and a photograph of the ASL sign on the other. 26 cards included. 6" x 8"
  • A-Z Magnatab Uppercase
    A-Z Magnatab Uppercase
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 62326
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Learning to write the curves and lines of the alphabet just got easier with this sensory-driven activity. Follow the directional arrows and trace each letter with the magnetic stylus to pull the beads up into the holes. Lightly trace over the letters again with the tip of a finger and the metal balls drop back into the base. 11 1/2"L x 9 1/4"W x 1/2"H.
  • Learning Mats: Alphabet
    Learning Mats: Alphabet
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 82647
    • In Stock
    Grade PreK - Grade 1. Teach alphabet recognition with this engaging kit that includes 54 colorful foam bugs with upper and lowercase letters along with 10 two sided flower mats. Children match the letters on the bugs to those on the flower mats. That can match same-case letters, or match upper case to lowercase and vice-versa. Includes a 4 page activity guide.
  • STEM Journals - Set of 10
    STEM Journals - Set of 10
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 86303
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 8 1/2" x 11" pages provide a space for children to draw pictures along with developmentally appropriate lines to write text as they utilize the scientific method. Perfect addition to any science center! Set of 10 journals.
  • Preschool Journals (Set of 10)
    Preschool Journals (Set of 10)
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 63183
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. This inviting journal supports a variety of skills including fine motor, literacy, and memory. The 32 page journal offers several tips and ideas on journaling, explain how and why we journal, and how to extend the experience for children. Each page is blank to encourage drawing, writing, or a combination of both. Journal measures 8 1/2" x 11". Set of 10 journals.
  • School Readiness Journals (Set of 10)
    School Readiness Journals (Set of 10)
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 63185
    • In Stock
    4 years & up. This inviting journal supports a variety of skills including fine motor, literacy, and memory. The 32 page journal offers several tips and ideas on journaling, explain how and why we journal, and how to extend the experience for children. The pages have a blank area to encourage drawing and two developmentally appropriate line spaces for the emergent writer. Journals support D'Nealian™ and Zaner-Bloser™ writing styles. Measures 8 1/2" x 11". Set of 10 journals.
  • All About Me Journals (Set of 10, 8 1/2" x 11")
    All About Me Journals (Set of 10, 8 1/2" x 11")
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 89829
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Invite children to tell their story in their own individualized book with these journals for children. The 8 1/2" x 11" journals serve as wonderful self-discovery tools and provide a template for children to create their own self-portrait along with 8 writing prompts for kids to help them draw/write their own story. Set of 10. Great for back to school!
  • Textured Touch And Trace Cards Uppercase
    Textured Touch And Trace Cards Uppercase
    $15.95
    • Item Number: 22936
    • In Stock
    These 26 sturdy uppercase alphabet cards have a smooth beaded texture to enhance tactile sensation. Green dots indicate where to begin tracing each letter and red dots indicate where to stop. Directional arrows are included to teach correct letter formation. The perfect tool for early childhood, special education and ELL classrooms. Cards measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • POP for Letters™
    POP for Letters™
    $9.95
    • Item Number: 62128
    • In Stock
    5 years & up. An alphabet game with a popcorn theme! Includes 100 die-cut popcorn pieces. Fosters letter recognition, turn-taking, and following directions.
  • Graphic Organizer Flip Chart
    Graphic Organizer Flip Chart
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 91550
    • In Stock
    Grades K & up. Features 18 research-based graphic organizers that encourge analysis, evaluation and synthesis according to Bloom's Taxonomy. Includes 24-page activity book with blackline masters and how to examples of each organizer. Spiral-bound chart with 10 double-sided, write & wipe pages (including two blank pages for customization). Measures 14 1/2"L x 20"H.
  • Alphabet Floor Puzzle - 24 Pieces
    Alphabet Floor Puzzle - 24 Pieces
    $15.95
    • Item Number: 63544
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Develop letter recognition and build fine-motor skills at the same time with this fun floor puzzle! Learning the ABC's will be F-U-N with these whimsical letters and colorful, real-life photos. Children will love the up-close, vivid images representing all the letters of the alphabet. This large 24-piece real photo puzzle is made of extra-thick durable cardboard with a wipe-clean surface. Puzzle insert included. Measures 24" x 36". Made in the USA.
  • Dancing Dinos Dominoes
    Dancing Dinos Dominoes
    $12.99
    • Item Number: 33100
    • In Stock
    3 - 6 years. Can you find the matching dinosaurs? This one-of-a-kind domino game bursts with ways to have fun with early math and science, creative movement and taking turns! This set of 28 two-sided dominoes includes instructions for 5 games of varying difficulty that were designed by an early childhood development expert to grow with your child.
  • Dry Erase Markers with Erasers
    Dry Erase Markers with Erasers
    $3.95
    • Item Number: 32839
    • In Stock
    Set of 6 colorful dry-erase markers, each has magnetic cap with eraser.
  • 18' x 12" Double-Sided Magnetic/Flannel Board
    18' x 12" Double-Sided Magnetic/Flannel Board
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 32465
    • In Stock
    This versatile board features a magnetic dry-erase surface on one side and a flannel surface on the other. Measures 18" x 24".
  • Double-Sided Chalkboard Set (Set of 10)
    Double-Sided Chalkboard Set (Set of 10)
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 63376
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Children can practice skills independently on the convenient, individual chalkboards. These 9" x 12" hardboard-backed chalkboards have writing guidelines on one side with the other side blank. Chalk is sold separately.
  • Double-Sided Dry-Erase Learn To Write Classroom Set (Set of 10)
    Double-Sided Dry-Erase Learn To Write Classroom Set (Set of 10)
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 63377
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Double-sided dry-erase boards are fully lined on one side to practice letter writing and blank on the other side for open-ended creativity. Each measures 9" x 12". Erasers and dry-erase markers are sold separately.
  • Double-Sided Dry-Erase Storyboard Classroom Set (Set of 10)
    Double-Sided Dry-Erase Storyboard Classroom Set (Set of 10)
    $49.95
    • Item Number: 63389
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Double-sided, dry-erase storyboard on one side and blank on the other for added activity choices. Each measures 9" x 12".
  • Tangle Therapy
    Tangle Therapy
    $12.95 - $36.95
    • Item Number: 91718P
    • In Stock
    PreK & up. The perfect tool for building fine motor skills. The textured tangle is also a useful aid for redirecting behaviors or relieving stress with its rubberized surface.

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