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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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Image of Eco-Friendly Animal Hand Puppets - Set of 4
Eco-Friendly Animal Hand Puppets - Set of 4
Item: 37768
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$76.95
Birth & up. Enhance imaginative play with this set of 4 Eco-Friendly Animal Hand Puppets! Children will act out scenes by making these puppets walk, run, dance, and more. Puppets provide opportunities for children to build their language skills and hand-eye coordination through collaborative play. Each puppet is designed with a soft, comforting material made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Embroidered eyes for safety. Hand wash only with warm, soapy water and let air dry.
Image of Kaplan Dough Literacy Mats - Set of 26
Kaplan Dough Literacy Mats - Set of 26
Item: 86301
Status: In Stock
$27.95
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.
Image of Alphabet Floor Puzzle - 24 Pieces
Alphabet Floor Puzzle - 24 Pieces
Item: 63544
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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".
Image of Writing Readiness: Dry Erase Prewriting Skills Book
Writing Readiness: Dry Erase Prewriting Skills Book
Item: 63728
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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.
Image of Sequencing Stories
Sequencing Stories
Item: 63760
Status: In Stock
$31.95
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.
Image of STEM Journals - Set of 10
STEM Journals - Set of 10
Item: 86303
Status: In Stock
$24.95
3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 11"L x 8.5"W 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.
Image of Preschool Journals - Set of 10
Preschool Journals - Set of 10
Item: 63183
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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.
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.
Image of School Readiness Journals - Set of 10
School Readiness Journals - Set of 10
Item: 63185
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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.
Image of All About Me Journals - Set of 10
All About Me Journals - Set of 10
Item: 89829
Status: In Stock
$21.95
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!
Image of Writing Caddy
Writing Caddy
Item: 70140
Status: In Stock
$49.95
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.
Image of Spanish & Bilingual 24-Piece Floor Puzzles
Spanish & Bilingual 24-Piece Floor Puzzles
Item: 63175P
Status: In Stock
$29.95 - $119.95
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 »
Image of Rhyme Time Early Literacy Magnets - Set of 30
Rhyme Time Early Literacy Magnets - Set of 30
Item: 63797
Status: In Stock
$24.95
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.
Image of Reading Time Apron for Story Props
Reading Time Apron for Story Props
Item: 86385
Status: In Stock
$12.95
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.
Image of Mobile Flip Chart Writing Easel and Magnetic Dry-Erase Board
Mobile Flip Chart Writing Easel and Magnetic Dry-Erase Board
Item: 70219
Status: In Stock
$645.95
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.
Image of Giant Lacing and Tracing Letters
Giant Lacing and Tracing Letters
Item: 62167
Status: In Stock
$36.95
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"L x 3.75"W. Includes 26 uppercase and 26 lowercase letters with 16 laces.
Image of Word Family Chalkboard-Based Kit
Word Family Chalkboard-Based Kit
Item: 300933
Status: In Stock
$36.95
3 years & up. Help children practice early handwriting and identify and build CVC words with the Word Family Chalkboard-Based Kit. The indented spaces in the chalkboards promote successful printing and the deliberate coloring of the letters-white for vowels, brown for consonants-provides visual reinforcement for the development of children's literacy skills. Combine this kit with the Chalkboard Lowercase Alphabet Puzzle (300253) to help children practice both word recognition and letter recognition.… More »
Image of Chalkboard-Based Lowercase ABC Puzzle & Word Family Kit
Chalkboard-Based Lowercase ABC Puzzle & Word Family Kit
Item: 300973
Status: In Stock
$63.95
3 years & up. Help children practice early handwriting and identify and build CVC words with the Chalkboard-Based Lowercase ABC Puzzle & Word Family Kit. The indented spaces in the chalkboards promote successful printing and the deliberate coloring of the letters-white for vowels, brown for consonants-provides visual reinforcement for the development of children's literacy skills. Kit also includes the Chalkboard Lowercase Alphabet Puzzle to help children practice both word recognition and… More »
Image of 2" Translucent Uppercase Letters - 26 Pieces
2" Translucent Uppercase Letters - 26 Pieces
Item: 300556
Status: In Stock
$16.95
18 months & up. The 2" Translucent Uppercase Letters are perfect for little hands to learn how to write uppercase letters! Pieces feature raised edges for easy pick up. Tracing exercises best done on a light panel. Colors may vary. Each letter measures 2"L x 1.5"W x .25"H.
Image of Find Monty - Engaging Memory and Observation Game
Find Monty - Engaging Memory and Observation Game
Item: 300474
Status: In Stock
$40.95
A game for cat-finders with a good memory who always want to know where the cat hid last. Develop language observation, and spatial skills with this hands-on game. Children can use one of the photo cards or make up their own hiding spot! Describe Monty's hiding place or use the bed, pillow, and blanket to describe it.
Image of My 1st Ticonderoga Jr. Pencils & Sharpener - 36 Count
My 1st Ticonderoga Jr. Pencils & Sharpener - 36 Count
Item: 300797
Status: In Stock
$44.95
3 years & up. Promote fine motor skills and school readiness with the My 1st Ticonderoga Jr. Pencils & Sharpener set! The #2 pencils are 4.5 inches long and are an oversized triangular shape, allowing for better control and a more natural grip. The junior pencil sharpener's small size and single, large hole make it ideal for small hands and beginner pencils or crayons. Its screw-top lid closes tightly to keep shavings inside, and its large collection area reduces the time you have to spend… More »
Image of Giant Fishing A-Z Uppercase
Giant Fishing A-Z Uppercase
Item: 300502
Status: In Stock
$125.95
2 years & up. Children will have fun learning the alphabet as they reel in each letter! This fishing set develops hand-eye coordination and language and spelling skills while engaging children in collaborative play. The uppercase letters help little learners improve their letter identification and letter writing skills. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Includes 26 fish, 2 fishing rods, and mesh bag for easy clean up.
Image of Wide-Ruled Composition Notebook 100 Sheets
Wide-Ruled Composition Notebook 100 Sheets
Item: 62890
Status: In Stock
$3.95
One subject hard black marble cover wide-ruled composition notebook. Pages include a vertical red margin line. Notebook measure 9.75" x 7.5". 100 sheets.
Image of 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
$11.95
25 sheets. White paper with 1.5" rules for easy use. Stand sold separately.