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Kaplan's extensive collection of activity resource books includes hundreds of topics for the classroom. Subjects include games, language arts, arts and crafts, social studies, math, afterschool activities, and much more.

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The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, Revised Edition
Item: 89712
Status: In Stock
$21.95
With new activities and explorations, tips and information to help you understand how to support the littlest learners, and research nuggets to enhance your own professional knowledge, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised, will be your go-to resource! Activities will help you support curiosity, play, exploration, persistence, emerging foundations in literacy and math, problem solving, and so much more! Paperback. 288 pages.
Planning for Play
Planning for Play
Item: 89711
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities… More »
The Budding...Books
The Budding...Books
Item: 29042P
Status: In Stock
$9.95 - $46.95
Perfect for children ages 3 to 6, these fun-filled introductions feature easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find materials that will help children develop many important life skills. Books included are: "The Budding Gardener", "The Budding Chef", "The Budding Artist", "The Budding Scientist", and "The Budding Builder". Books have 72 pages each. Paperback.
Where Does My Shadow Sleep? A Parent's Guide to Exploring Science with Children's Books
Where Does My Shadow Sleep? A Parent's Guide to Exploring Science with Children's Books
Item: 26129
Status: In Stock
$14.95
With the help of the stories and activities in this book, take the time to watch, wonder, ask questions, talk about, and explore the world of science with your child. Use favorite children's books to investigate animals and insects, learn how plants grow and change, and discover how shadows grow and shrink. With four chapters that cover a multitude of themes, it's never been easier to deepen your child's understanding of important science and reading concepts at the same time! 144 pages. Paperback.
Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills
Let's Build Strong Foundations in Language, Math, and Social Skills
Item: 26122
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Engage children with meaningful constructive play! This book provides educators of young children with guidance in how to create early childhood environments that support children's natural need to play. It includes strategies for creating and scaffolding the block play experience, recommends children's books that support the learning, and outlines ways to match behaviors, content, and concepts to learning standards. Lesson plans include: Thanksgiving -- sharing and giving; our families and ourselves;… More »
L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun
L is for Lion and Other Playful Alphabet Fun
Item: 20220
Status: In Stock
$12.95
"L is for Lion" helps children learn letters easily and entertains them with the fun activities in this book. Each letter of the alphabet has two full pages of activities and ideas, including: foods to enjoy that begin with the letter, games or activities that reinforce the shape or sound of the letter, a song, poem, or tongue twister featuring the letter, and suggestions of books to read. Paperback. 80 pages.
Learn Every Day® About Shapes
Learn Every Day® About Shapes
Item: 17241
Status: In Stock
$12.95
This new book features 100 activities all about shapes! Contributed by teachers, these activities are organized by curriculum area and offer fresh ideas that provide hours of engaging activities. Complete with learning objectives, related children's books, and an assessment component, teachers will find everything they need to teach children ages 3-6 all about shapes. 128 pages.
Learn Every Day® About Colors
Learn Every Day® About Colors
Item: 17239
Status: In Stock
$12.95
This book features classroom activities from teachers around the globe, all focused on topics that teachers use every day. Organized by curriculum area, Learn Every Day® About Colors has 100 activities for children ages 3-6, providing teachers with innovative and fun ways to introduce and reinforce learning about colors. Each activity features learning objectives, related vocabulary, related children's books, materials needed, directions for preparation, instructions for each activity, and an… More »
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG
Item: 17254
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Thinking BIG, Learning BIG is filled with BIG activities. The chapters are organized by topic, with activities which build science, math, literacy and language skills, to form a solid foundation for future learning. The BIG Connections section presents ways to integrate the topic throughout the curriculum in sensory experiences, art, music, dramatic play, and gross motor skills. Paperback. 312 pages.
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting
Item: 20229
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Counting is the foundation for future math learning. Pairing and sorting objects, understanding numbers and quantity, and counting can all be introduced with simple activities. 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting brings these skills into the classroom with fun and engaging games and activities! 80 pages. Paperback.
STORY S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-R-S for the Primary Grades
STORY S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-R-S for the Primary Grades
Item: 20236
Status: In Stock
$29.95
There is nothing that children love more than a good story. Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s for the Primary Grades, Revised connects 90 of the best children's books to early learning centers, stretching each story five ways with lively and entertaining activities that heighten reading readiness, sharpen comprehension skills, and expand the excitement of story time. Pulling the best stories from the original books, this new edition also features new children's books as well as old favorites, refreshed… More »
Preschool Health and Safety Matters
Preschool Health and Safety Matters
Item: 20238
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Early childhood educators are responsible for the health and safety of the children they care for. From preventing harm from known safety risks to promoting children's medical, nutritional, oral, and mental health, educators and program directors act as children's daily protection and support. This easy-to-use manual provides educators with the information they need to ensure that the children in their care are safe, while they learn the best practices to stay healthy for life. With suggestions,… More »
School Days: 28 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children - Book and CD
School Days: 28 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children - Book and CD
Item: 81859
Status: In Stock
$19.95
From 'The Alphabet Song' to 'The Nursery Rhyme Rap', children will sing and learn about a place they spend much of their time: school. The enclosed CD features 28 fun songs, old favorites and originals. The book offers more than 300 activities that teach children about starting school. All children love to sing and learn, so the book includes both English language learner strategies and special needs adaptations.
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers
50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers
Item: 27134
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Explore, inquire, and experiment alongside your preschooler using the simple ideas in "50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers". Written specifically for parents, the activities in this book will lead to infectious excitement and enthusiasm for learning! Using objects easily found in most homes, this collection of purposeful play experiences will help preschoolers to develop key skills at their own pace and to make unhurried, important discoveries. Each activity in this book features… More »
Picturing the Project Approach
Picturing the Project Approach
Item: 89710
Status: In Stock
$29.95
When teachers implement the project approach to learning, young children can follow their own real-world interests to gain deeper understanding. Children wonder about a topic, formulate their questions, and then figure out the answers for themselves in their own way. The project approach helps children dig deeply into intellectual and social experiences that can help them see meaningful benefits of the skills they are acquiring. "Picturing the Project Approach" will lead teachers every… More »
The I Can't Sing Book for Grownups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag...
The I Can't Sing Book for Grownups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag...
Item: 42234
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Sing and play along with your children using this engaging The I Can't Sing Book for Grownups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag. Who says you need an opera singer's voice to teach music to young children? These fascinating, easy activities help even the most tone-deaf adult show children the wonder and magic of making and hearing music. Children will love following along as they take in music and rhythm learning. 192 pages. Paperback.
500 Five Minute Games
500 Five Minute Games
Item: 32687
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Enjoy games that are fun, easy, and developmentally appropriate. Children will unwind, communicate and build self-esteem. Great ideas to send home with parents! 272 pages.
Block Play: The Complete Guide to Learning and Playing with Blocks
Block Play: The Complete Guide to Learning and Playing with Blocks
Item: 97733
Status: In Stock
$19.95
This block play guide enhances the classroom block corner with over 50 great activities. Clear description of what children learn by playing with blocks accompany the activities. Each suggestion encourages problem solving, fine-and-gross motor development, the development of math, science, language, and social skills.
The Complete Resource Book for Preschoolers
The Complete Resource Book for Preschoolers
Item: 42251
Status: In Stock
$29.95
This resource supplies 25 two-week themes, with a total of over 2,000 activities and ideas. Paperback, 463 pages.
Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations
Learning is in BLOOM: Cultivating Outdoor Explorations
Item: 72385
Status: In Stock
$19.95
The movement to connect young children with nature continues to grow, as more parents and educators become passionate about bringing learning outdoors and letting children explore outside the bounds of traditional lessons. In the full-color Learning Is in Bloom, teachers and caregivers will find 40 hands-on activities effective in engaging young children in investigating nature, both indoors and outdoors, on the school grounds, and on excursions around the neighborhood. Through fostering a love… More »
Honk, Honk, Rattle, Rattle: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children - Book and CD
Honk, Honk, Rattle, Rattle: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children - Book and CD
Item: 81862
Status: In Stock
$19.95
From 'The Wheels on the Bus' to 'A Bicycle Built for Two', children will sing and learn about different types of transportation. The enclosed CD features 25 songs, old favorites and originals, and the book offers more than 300 activities that creatively expand on the transportation theme. All children love to sing and learn, so the book includes both English language learner strategies and special needs adaptations.
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children 2 to 5
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children 2 to 5
Item: 50996
Status: In Stock
$34.95
PreK & up. Self-directed, open-ended activities incorporating daily events and ordinary materials help children easily learn science and math. 246 pages.
Exploring the Science of Sounds
Exploring the Science of Sounds
Item: 89713
Status: In Stock
$16.95
Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3-6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. Children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the… More »
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money
30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money
Item: 20227
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Time and money are challenging, abstract concepts with concrete everyday importance. Using role-playing, games, songs, and dramatic play, 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money explores these difficult concepts through props, real-life scenarios, and imaginative play. 80 pages. Paperback.