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
$24.95
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. 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.
Small Mirror Letters
Small Mirror Letters
Item: 63827
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. Set of 26 laser cut double-sided mirror lowercase letters, made from highly reflective acrylic. A sensory manipulative for children to experience as they feel, see, play with and trace around. Perfect for light play and sand and water experiences. All pieces come with a small hole at the top so they can be strung up to create mobile displays
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 Literacy Magnets - Set of 30
Rhyme Time Literacy Magnets - Set of 30
Item: 63797
Status: In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. Enhance early language development with rhyming magnets. Children will enjoy matching real images on any magnetic surface. Set includes 30 magnets and storage bag. Magnets measure 3" x 3". Easel sold separately.
Alphabet Floor Puzzle - 24 Pieces
Alphabet Floor Puzzle - 24 Pieces
Item: 63544
Status: In Stock
$17.95
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". Made in the USA.
Storytime Apron
Storytime Apron
Item: 86385
Status: In Stock
$28.95
Apron is made from loop fabric, simply attach hook velcro to items to get them to stick to the apron. Three large pockets store characters and tape. One size fits most. Items shown on apron are not included.
Mobile Teaching Flip Chart Writing Easel
Mobile Teaching Flip Chart Writing Easel
Item: 70219
Status: In Stock
$349.95
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.
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.
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.
Mitt Only
Mitt Only
Item: 13419
Status: In Stock
$9.95
This mitt brings finger plays, nursery rhymes, and stories to life! To be used with mitt characters. Made in the USA.
5 Bingo Dogs Mitt Characters
5 Bingo Dogs Mitt Characters
Item: 13417
Status: In Stock
$9.95
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.
Old McDonald Mitt Characters
Old McDonald Mitt Characters
Item: 13416
Status: In Stock
$9.95
3 - 6 years. These characters have wiggling eyes and are between 1" and 3" high. Made in the USA.
Animal Planet 3D Creatures Flash Cards
Animal Planet 3D Creatures Flash Cards
Item: 146598P
Status: In Stock
$13.95 - $37.95
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.
Smart Play Magic Alphabet Flash Cards Set
Smart Play Magic Alphabet Flash Cards Set
Item: 142240
Status: In Stock
$13.95
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.
Write on - Wipe off Blocks
Write on - Wipe off Blocks
Item: 145345
Status: In Stock
$14.95
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.
Rhyming & First Words Dominoes
Rhyming & First Words Dominoes
Item: 147021P
Status: In Stock
$15.95 - $27.95
4 years & up. Build your literacy skills with Rhyming & First Words Dominoes by Junior Learning. Learn rhyming words and simple vocabulary by matching them to the correct corresponding images. Win the games by getting rid of all of your dominoes first! Each tin includes 28 dominoes. Purchase as a set or individually.
Match Me Game Set - Alphabet & Color and Shapes
Match Me Game Set - Alphabet & Color and Shapes
Item: 147931P
Status: In Stock
$16.95 - $30.95
4 - 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 »
Children's Dictionary
Children's Dictionary
Item: 23803
Status: In Stock
$21.99
8 - 11 years. This award-winning book contains over 13,000 main entries and more than 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings. 26-page appendix including separate thesaurus, phonics and spelling, measurement, and geography sections.