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.

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  • Nemours® BrightStart! The Complete Program for Early Literacy Success: Level One
    Nemours® BrightStart! The Complete Program for Early Literacy Success: Level One
    $1,099.95
    • Item Number: 19721
    • In Stock
    The Nemours® BrightStart! Complete Program for Early Literacy Success puts teachers on the cutting edge of early literacy best practices with an exciting new approach to building reading readiness skills in struggling learners. This program is specifically designed for teaching early literacy skills to small groups of at-risk four- and five-year-old children, but is an effective teaching tool for all children in that age range. Included in this program: Nemours® BrightStart! Lesson Plans… More »
  • 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.
  • Polyblox Totems™ Sets
    Polyblox Totems™ Sets
    $49.95 - $97.95
    • Item Number: 63646P
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Polyblox Totems™ are the new classic ABC blocks. This high-quality collection of wooden, engraved spelling totems represent uppercase and lowercase letters, American Sign Language, braille, and geometric shapes, along with correlating numbers and pictures to provide sequencing reference and reading context. Available in a Starter Set and a Classroom Set.
  • Out and About With Literacy Kit
    Out and About With Literacy Kit
    $99.95
    • Item Number: 62085
    • In Stock
    4 years & up. Learning doesn't stop at the classroom door! Expand curriculum into the outdoor environment with the Out and About With Literacy Kit. This kit provides a variety of learning experiences that enable teachers to reinforce curricular concepts in a fun, hands-on way. Young learners will become comfortable with the alphabet while they develop the understanding that all spoken sounds can be represented by letters. Some of the targeted learning goals include oral language, phonemic awareness,… More »
  • Nemours® BrightStart! Complete Program for Early Literacy Success: Level 1 Lesson Plan Kit
    Nemours® BrightStart! Complete Program for Early Literacy Success: Level 1 Lesson Plan Kit
    $499.95
    • Item Number: 19582
    • In Stock
    Lesson plans include a variety of components, including Learning Objectives, Read Aloud, Teacher-Directed Practice, Family Connections, Reproducibles, and much more!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Toobaloo
    Toobaloo
    $5.95
    • Item Number: 23122
    • In Stock
    Grades K & up. Transform reading practice into a multi-sensory learning experience. All children will benefit from beginner readers, to children with speech disorders. Increase the opportunity of maximum reading comprehension by involving three senses: sight, sound, and touch. Hold like a telephone and hear the sound amplified through the earpiece. Perfect for every child in your classroom! Colors may vary.
  • WhisperPhone® Solo
    WhisperPhone® Solo
    $8.95 - $49.95
    • Item Number: 83136P
    • In Stock
    Grade K & up. The WhisperPhone® Solo is a hands-free, acoustical voice-feedback headset that enables learners to focus and hear themselves ten times more clearly as they learn by processing language aloud. Provide your students with this valuable reinforcement. This unit is fund certified for Title 1 and Reading First, dishwasher safe, reversible for either ear and battery free. Available separately or in a set of six.
  • Spanish & Bilingual 24-Piece Floor Puzzles
    Spanish & Bilingual 24-Piece Floor Puzzles
    $15.95 - $59.95
    • Item Number: 63175P
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Spanish number, letter, color, and shape words are beautifully represented in these vivid real-photo floor puzzles. These 24-piece puzzles are made of extra-thick, durable cardboard with a wipe-clean surface. The shapes puzzle shows eight shapes labeled in Spanish and represented by everyday items. The number puzzle shows the numeral along with the Spanish word represented with families of different sizes. The alphabet puzzle shows both upper and lower case letters with a picture… More »
  • 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.
  • Emotions Magnet Set (Set of 8)
    Emotions Magnet Set (Set of 8)
    $11.95
    • Item Number: 62922
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. This set of eight magnetic children's faces range in emotions, allowing children to experience and identify with others. Measures 3 3/4" x 5".
  • Letter Formation Sand Tray
    Letter Formation Sand Tray
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 21065
    • In Stock
    Practice letter writing with this solid 8" x 8" wooden box. The contrasting dark blue laminate bottom makes letters stand out clearly. Includes lid and fine grain sand.
  • Nemours® BrightStart! Complete Program for Early Literacy Success: Level 1 Book Set
    Nemours® BrightStart! Complete Program for Early Literacy Success: Level 1 Book Set
    $164.95
    • Item Number: 19523
    • In Stock
    The children's books featured in this set are necessary to complete the Read Aloud selections in the Nemours® BrightStart! Program.
  • Eco-Friendly Letter Match Set
    Eco-Friendly Letter Match Set
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 62005
    • Temporarily Out of 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.
  • LEGO® DUPLO® StoryTales (45014)
    LEGO® DUPLO® StoryTales (45014)
    $104.95
    $79.95
    • Item Number: 90396
    • In Stock
    3 - 6 years. Promote creativity, imaginative storytelling and language development with this unique and engaging storytelling set. Children will naturally collaborate and develop speaking and listening skills as they build their stories and role-play. Anyone can tell a story with StoryTales! 109 pieces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Learn Every Day™ About Our Green Earth - Paperback
    Learn Every Day™ About Our Green Earth - Paperback
    $12.95
    • Item Number: 18270
    • In Stock
    With 100 classroom-tested activities this book makes it easy for teachers to incorporate discussions about caring for the Earth into any curriculum. Each activity features learning objectives, vocabulary, related children's books, materials, preparation (if necessary), directions, and an assessment component. Paperback.
  • Alphabet Match Rubbing Plates
    Alphabet Match Rubbing Plates
    $25.95
    • Item Number: 71222
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Promote letter recognition and phonemic awareness while refining motor skills! This set of 52 rubbing plates includes 26 plates with upper and lowercase letters, and 26 plates with images to match each letter. Handy tray provides for organized storage.

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