Language and Literacy Resources

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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Kaplan Dough Literacy Mats - Set of 26
Kaplan Dough Literacy Mats - Set of 26
Item: 86301
Status: In Stock
$26.95
2 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. Activity card(s) included Gently wipe clean with a damp cloth, air dry. Measures 8.5" x 11". Set of 26.
Writing Readiness: Prewriting Skills Book - 16 Dry-Erase, Double-Sided Pages
Writing Readiness: Prewriting Skills Book - 16 Dry-Erase, Double-Sided Pages
Item: 63728
Status: In Stock
$32.95
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.
Sequencing Stories
Sequencing Stories
Item: 63760
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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.
STEM Journals - Set of 10
STEM Journals - Set of 10
Item: 86303
Status: In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 8.5" 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
Item: 63183
Status: In Stock
$32.95
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 journalism, 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 8.5" x 11". Set of 10 journals.
School Readiness Journals - Set of 10
School Readiness Journals - Set of 10
Item: 63185
Status: In Stock
$32.95
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 8.5" x 11". Set of 10 journals.
All About Me Journals - Set of 10
All About Me Journals - Set of 10
Item: 89829
Status: In Stock
$19.95
3 years & up. Invite children to tell their story in their own individualized book with these journals for children. The 8.5" 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!
Writing Caddy
Writing Caddy
Item: 70140
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Keeping everything organized will help children find what they are looking for instantly. Can store many different essentials to make learning fun. Includes a handle so it can be moved from place to place easily on a moment's notice. 6"H x 9.75" W x 10"L. Kaplan Exclusive.
Rhyme Time Early Literacy Magnets - Set of 30
Rhyme Time Early Literacy Magnets - Set of 30
Item: 63797
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. Enhance early language development with these Rhyme Time Practice Early Literacy Magnets with Pictures. Each magnet contains an early vocabulary word with a corresponding image. Children will enjoy matching rhyming words on any magnetic surface. The set includes 30 magnets and a storage bag. Easel sold separately. Measures 3"L x 3"W.
Reading Time Apron for Story Props
Reading Time Apron for Story Props
Item: 86385
Status: In Stock
$28.95
Making story time engaging is easier with this comfortable Interactive Reading Time Apron for Felt Pieces and Other Story Props. This durable apron is made from loop fabric. Simply attach hook velcro to items to get them to stick to the apron. The three large, spacious pockets store characters and tape. One size fits most. The items shown on apron are not included.
Mobile Flip Chart Writing Easel
Mobile Flip Chart Writing Easel
Item: 70219
Status: In Stock
$499.95
This sturdy, metal framed easel features a magnetic dry-erase board, two big book and marker trays, three rings to hold pocket charts or flip charts, and a shelf to store extra supplies. Also features 2" locking casters. Measures 61.25"H x 30.125"W x 30.125"D. Assembly required. Trays sold separately.
Giant Lacing and Tracing Letters
Giant Lacing and Tracing Letters
Item: 62167
Status: In Stock
$32.95
3 years & up. These sturdy, over-sized lacing and tracing letters support eye-hand coordination, visual discrimination, letter recognition, and fine motor skills! Color-coded vowels for easy identification. Each letter is 4.5"H x 3.75"W. Includes 26 uppercase and 26 lowercase letters with 16 laces.
Rhyming and Learning First Words Dominoes Game - 28 Dominoes
Rhyming and Learning First Words Dominoes Game - 28 Dominoes
Item: 147021P
Status: In Stock
$15.95 - $29.95
4 years & up. Improve your child's literacy and vocabulary skills with these exciting Rhyming and Learning First Words Dominoes Game. Children will love to learn and match the dominoes as they try to win the game. Each domino is complete with a photographic element to correspond with the word. These dominoes promote individual learning, logic, and reasoning. This dominoes set includes 28 dominoes with a tin for easy storage. Purchase as a set or individually.
Bilingual Magnets Foam Alphabet - Uppercase & Lowercase
Bilingual Magnets Foam Alphabet - Uppercase & Lowercase
Item: 147929P
Status: In Stock
$10.95 - $20.95
3 years & up. Support bilingual learners with this unique set of magnetic foam letters! Start basic word building, practice letter sounds, and increase vocabulary. Both sets include Spanish accent marks (tildes) to assist with correct pronunciation. Play and practice to build early literacy. Each set includes 54 letter tiles and each letter measures 1.75" high. Choose to buy both together as a set, or purchase individually.
Match Me Game Set - Alphabet & Color and Shapes
Match Me Game Set - Alphabet & Color and Shapes
Item: 147931P
Status: In Stock
$18.95 - $35.95
3 - 6 years & up. This matching game is an ideal outlet for children to use skills they have mastered! Cards and game boards are thick with rounded corners, washable surfaces, and real-life photos that delight little players. Within the Alphabet game, players practice alphabet skills as they match uppercase and lowercase letters to photograph clues. The Colors & Shapes game is an ideal tool for color & shape recognition. Each of the two games have several ways to play, allowing for varying… More »
Flip Chart Tablets 24" x 32" 1.5" Rule - White Paper
Flip Chart Tablets 24" x 32" 1.5" Rule - White Paper
Item: 0621
Status: In Stock
$10.95
25 sheets. White paper with 1.5" rules for easy use. Stand sold separately.
Manila Sentence Strips
Manila Sentence Strips
Item: 0623
Status: In Stock
$5.95
100 sentence strips for our pocket charts, 24"L x 3"W, 0.5" ruled.
Foam Magnetic Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
Foam Magnetic Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
Item: 12599
Status: In Stock
$25.95
3 years & up. Use these Soft Foam Color Coded Magnetic Uppercase and Lowercase Learning Letters to introduce the alphabet and early literacy skills to your children. These color-coded letters differentiate consonants from vowels. Children can start basic word building, practice letter sounds, and increase vocabulary. This set includes two sets of both upper and lowercase letters for a total of 104 letters. Bucket is included for easy storage. The approximate height each letter is 1.75"
5 Little Ducks Mitt Characters
5 Little Ducks Mitt Characters
Item: 13591
Status: In Stock
$9.95
$5.00
3 - 6 years. These characters bring finger plays, nursery rhymes, and stories to life! Characters have wiggling eyes and are between 1" and 3"H. Made in the USA.
Smart Play Magic Alphabet Flash Cards Set
Smart Play Magic Alphabet Flash Cards Set
Item: 142240
Status: In Stock
$14.95
3 years & up. This flash card set is an easy way to learn all of the letters of the alphabet! Trace and learn to write the alphabet on the back of each card (dry erase pen not included). Images included. Cards show English, Spanish and French spellings of the photo.
Animal Planet 3D Creatures Flash Cards
Animal Planet 3D Creatures Flash Cards
Item: 146598P
Status: In Stock
$14.95 - $39.95
2 years & up. Bring a variety of different creatures to life with the world's first 3-D flash cards! The back of the cards feature fun animal facts in English and French. Re-closable rings each group of cards together for on-the-go learning. No 3-D glasses needed. Made from durable, easy to clean plastic (wipe off with moist cloth). Purchase all 3 different types together as a set or buy individually. Each set of flash cards contain 20 cards each.
Write on - Wipe off Blocks
Write on - Wipe off Blocks
Item: 145345
Status: In Stock
$15.95
3 years & up. Learning and fun all in one! These Write on - Wipe off Blocks have white board panels on each side that can be written on with dry erase markers and then wiped away. Children can create their own educational games by drawing pictures, letters, words, phrases, or numbers. Each block measures 3" x 3" x 3". Includes: 4 Foam Blocks and 1 Dry Erase Marker.
My First Numbers Felt Set - 32 Pieces
My First Numbers Felt Set - 32 Pieces
Item: 17094
Status: In Stock
$13.95
3 years & up. Set of 32 pre-cut felt numbers. Made in the USA.
Fun-to-Know® Puzzles
Fun-to-Know® Puzzles
Item: 17133P
Status: In Stock
$12.95 - $37.95
3 years & up. Help children build confidence and achieve success with fun 2-piece puzzles that hone their skills at their own pace. Sturdy, durable 3" x 3" pieces with self-checking design and real images. Available individually or in a set of three.