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.
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 Early Literacy Magnets with Pictures - Set of 30
Rhyme Time Early Literacy Magnets with Pictures - Set of 30
Item: 63797
Status: In Stock
$21.95
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.
Interactive Reading Time Apron for Felt Pieces and Other Story Props
Interactive Reading Time Apron for Felt Pieces and Other 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.
Giant Lacing and Tracing Letters
Giant Lacing and Tracing Letters
Item: 62167
Status: In Stock
$29.95
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.
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.
Single Self Portrait Mirror
Single Self Portrait Mirror
Item: 10850
Status: In Stock
$37.95
This Portable Speech Mirror supports the development of speech and language skills. Children observe the reflection of themselves and their peers as they practice forming sounds and words. Use this freestanding mirror as an engaging learning aid for speech therapy practice and encouraging self-awareness. Mirror is lightweight, distortion-free, and made of Plexiglas. Measures 8.5 x 11.
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.
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 Little Ducks Mitt Characters
5 Little Ducks Mitt Characters
Item: 13591
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.
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.
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.
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.
My First Numbers Felt Set - 32 Pieces
My First Numbers Felt Set - 32 Pieces
Item: 17094
Status: In Stock
$11.95
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
$11.95 - $34.95
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.
What Does a Lion Say?
What Does a Lion Say?
Item: 18276
Status: In Stock
$14.95
With on-the-go games that are perfect for busy lifestyles, this book is filled with fun and easy literacy games for children to play any time, anywhere. These games introduce the world of letters and reading, while building skills all children need for a lifetime of learning. Paperback.