Building Relationships

Create a learning environment that fosters positive relationships. From dolls and dress-up clothes to books and posters, Kaplan’s building relationships selection offers social-emotional tools that help children build meaningful connections at home and in the classroom.

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Walk In My Shoes
Walk In My Shoes
Item: 33592
Status: In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Model and practice empathy with the Walk In My Shoes Mat, Teacher Guide, and Activity Card(s) to help children learn to be more empathic and appreciate how different people express their feelings. Provide children the emotional tools they need as you demonstrate and practice appropriate responses about feelings and emotions. Mat measures 60"L x 40"W and rolls easily for storage.
Neighborhood Friends - Set of 8
Neighborhood Friends - Set of 8
Item: 30872
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. These six friends ready to go on adventures along with the neighborhood's dog and cat! These figures in brightly colored clothing are great for role-playing activities and developing oral language skills. Encourage dramatic play and fine motor functions with this easy to grip set of neighborhood friends. Use these figures in a lesson about the importance of diversity, friendship, and getting along. Each friend measures 2.75" tall and twists at the waist.
Sensory Kit
Sensory Kit
Item: 35402
Status: In Stock
$52.95
3 years & up. Provide sensory motor stimulation and an opportunity to help children manage emotions, develop calming techniques for their mind and body, reduce anxiety and stressors. The items in the kit allow children to work and play independently and become resilient when met with a challenge. Includes paperback book,1 sensory fidget stick, 2 glow sticks, Playfoam, 100 links, rainbow coil spring, 20 pop cubes, globe stress ball, and 2 poppers. Items may vary. The included book takes a look… More »
Character Building Books - Set of 4
Character Building Books - Set of 4
Item: 37470
Status: In Stock
$49.95
4 years & up. Beautiful real image pages help children understand the importance of being kind, confident, grateful and mindful. These books are great for group read alouds for children who aren't reading on their own yet or solo reading for advanced readers. Set of 4. Paperback.
Me and My Friends Diverse Smiling Faces Posters - Set of 12
Me and My Friends Diverse Smiling Faces Posters - Set of 12
Item: 63715
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Celebrate diversity and friendship in your classroom with this high quality Me and My Friends Diverse Smiling Faces Classroom Posters. This poster set is great for highlighting the friendships of children across ages and settings. Use these posters in your classroom for a lesson on diversity, inclusion, and collaborative play. Set of 12 posters. Measures 11"L x 17"W.
Community Workers 3" Tall - Set of 8
Community Workers 3" Tall - Set of 8
Item: 30824
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. From a firefighter to a caring doctor, this set of eight community workers represents many of the occupations children see throughout their community. These figures are easy to grip and perfect for an interactive lesson about careers. Children will delight as they identify familiar faces from their community, some they may know personally. These Community Workers are the perfect way to have a conversation about children's future occupations all while promoting fine motor skills… More »
Community Preschool Polyester Dramatic Play Garments - Set of 6
Community Preschool Polyester Dramatic Play Garments - Set of 6
Item: 90233
Status: In Stock
$139.95
3 years & up. What do you want to be when you grow up? This set includes many of the men and women you see in your city or town working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy. The community helper shirts have printed details and silk-screened accents that represent each career. The careers featured include a doctor, chef, mail carrier, construction worker, police officer, and firefighter. Each shirt opens in the front and has hook-and-loop closures. They would make a great addition to the dramatic… More »
When I Grow Up Career Toddler Clothes - Set of 6
When I Grow Up Career Toddler Clothes - Set of 6
Item: 90212
Status: In Stock
$119.95
18 months & up. What do you want to be when you grow up? Children will pretend to be a race car driver, construction worker, zookeeper, pilot, astronaut, or veterinarian while wearing these detailed dress-up shirts in the dramatic play center. Each of the shirts have printed designs representing each occupation. Hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, encouraging independence. Promote an understanding of different careers in the classroom by encouraging dramatic… More »
Community Helper - Set of 6
Community Helper - Set of 6
Item: 90249
Status: In Stock
$115.95
18 - 36 months. What do you want to be when you grow up? Children will pretend to be a doctor, construction worker, chef, police officer, mail carrier, or firefighter while wearing these detailed dress-up shirts. Each of the shirts have colorful, printed designs representing an occupation children see in their community. Hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, encouraging independence. Promote an understanding of different careers in the classroom by encouraging… More »
When I Grow Up Career Preschool Shirts - Set of 6
When I Grow Up Career Preschool Shirts - Set of 6
Item: 90224
Status: In Stock
$139.95
3 - 5 years. What do you want to be when you grow up? This set of 6 pretend play career shirts includes an astronaut, veterinarian, race car driver, construction worker, zoo keeper, and pilot. Each shirt is designed with fun graphics, representing each of the careers. The 100% polyester shirts open in the front and have easy hook-and-loop fasteners. Perfect for the dramatic play center! Machine washable.
Family & Friends Puppets - Set of 8
Family & Friends Puppets - Set of 8
Item: 63788
Status: In Stock
$129.95
18 months & up. Set includes a variety of people puppets, from children to adults, found in communities and neighborhoods throughout the country. Surface washable.
Career Dramatic Play Garments for Pre K - Set 2
Career Dramatic Play Garments for Pre K - Set 2
Item: 32403P
Status: In Stock
$39.95 - $199.95
3 years & up. Familiar career garments children can use in role play to explore what they want to be when they grow up. Machine washable. Available individually or in a set of five.
Emotion-oes Board Game
Emotion-oes Board Game
Item: 62921
Status: In Stock
$14.95
4 years & up. Discuss a variety of emotions with this exciting Emotion-oes Board Game for Social Emotional Learning and Collaborative Play. This board game offers a new twist on the long beloved game of dominoes. Encourage children to match the cards as you discuss how to regulate the emotions. Learning games are a perfect tool for engaging children in the development of social skills. Includes 56 emotion-oes cards.
First Manners Board Books - Set of 4
First Manners Board Books - Set of 4
Item: 62539
Status: In Stock
$34.95
12 months & up. Help your children learn their necessary manners with this set of exciting First Manners Board Books for Practicing Nice Phrases. These endearing characters use their manners in fun, cheerful books that help guide a child's first steps in learning the important phrases. This set includes Penguin Says Please, Bear Says Thank You, Hippo Says Excuse Me, Mouse Says Sorry. Encourage your children to incorporate more manners into their daily lives.
Career Dramatic Play Garments for Pre K - Set 1
Career Dramatic Play Garments for Pre K - Set 1
Item: 32402P
Status: In Stock
$39.95 - $199.95
3 - 5 years. Inspire children to explore a variety of careers with these five career garments. Features hook-and-loop closures for easy dress up. Accessories and hats are included for all with the exception of the astronaut garment. 100% polyester. Soft, machine washable fabric. Includes: Mechanic, Construction Worker, Mail Carrier, Astronaut, and Chef. Available individually or in a set of 5.
Best Behavior® Board Books - Set of 6
Best Behavior® Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 80976
Status: In Stock
$55.95
2 years & up. This board book series teaches that words can hurt someone's feelings, that hitting friends is not nice, and biting hurts. Each book has simple words and charming pictures illustrating ways to cope with frustration, mad, sad or cranky feelings.
Bullies, Victims & Bystanders Board Game
Bullies, Victims & Bystanders Board Game
Item: 91625
Status: In Stock
$46.95
Grades 1 & up. Encourage children to exchange negative behavior for positive choices in the Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders Board Game. As they take on the roles of bullies, victims, and bystanders in this board game children will learn empathy, skills to overcome and prevent bullying, and communication skills. This game offers a lighthearted way to start a tough discussion on the effects of bullying and the importance of treating peers with kindness. Use this board game in small groups or… More »
Friends & Neighbors: The Helping Game
Friends & Neighbors: The Helping Game
Item: 63609
Status: In Stock
$24.95
3 years & up. Teach your children about the importance of compassion with this fun Friends & Neighbors: The Helping Game to Encourage Empathy and Cooperation. This matching game promotes working together and collaborative play. In playing the game and reading about the feelings and needs of the characters, children will begin to recognize feelings in others, the first step to building empathy. This game includes 4 game boards, tokens, a helping bag, a guide, and a story book. For 1-4 players.
Social Skills Board Games
Social Skills Board Games
Item: 91626
Status: In Stock
$48.95
Grades 1 - 5. Addressing morals, manners, empathy, friendship, showing and managing emotions, these games encourage discussion among children about proper social behavior as they strive to find the best solution to problems. These games cover socially challenging situations and together the group decides upon the best action. This encourages all players to communicate, listen and participate in the game. Set contains six game boards, 24 counters, one die, and one spinner.
Photo Cubes - Set of 2
Photo Cubes - Set of 2
Item: 39354
Status: In Stock
$79.95
Birth & up. Roll or toss these colorful Photo Cubes to children and see if they can recognize their friends and family. These wonderful cubes promote gross motor functions and facial recognition. Simply slip photos of familiar faces into the clear sleeves, and have children identify the people in the photo. For an extra activity, put print outs of shapes, animals, or numbers in the sleeves and have children identify those objects. Each cube holds up to 6 photos that measure 3.5" x 5".… More »
I Get Along With Others Paperback Books - Set of 6
I Get Along With Others Paperback Books - Set of 6
Item: 52524
Status: In Stock
$33.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence with this wonderful set of I Get Along With Others Paperback Books for Practicing Social Skills. These books are great for shared reading and the engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. Encourage your children to discuss situations from the books that they're familiar with. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
Toddler Tools® Board Books - Set of 6
Toddler Tools® Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 92941
Status: In Stock
$55.95
18 months & up. Give toddlers the tools they need to become happy nappers, good listeners and more! Six board books feature rhythmic language and delightful illustrations to help little ones learn how to listen, share, clean up and more. Each book contains practical ideas for parents and caregivers.
Block Family Play Set - Asian
Block Family Play Set - Asian
Item: 95877
Status: In Stock
$28.95
3 years & up. Encourage role play and add realism to doll house activities. This multi-generational Asian family of 8 is made of solid vinyl, with realistic detailing. Each figure is free standing, with the tallest measuring 5"H. Also excellent for use in block play area.
Dolls with Down Syndrome 15"
Dolls with Down Syndrome 15"
Item: 147812P
Status: In Stock
$49.95 - $104.95
3 years & up. These anatomically-correct dolls raise awareness of diversity and inclusion with differing types of people, specifically Down syndrome. The legs, arms, and head move to allow for realistic movements. Promote values of acceptance, equality, and integration within your learning center. Clothing pieces offer different means of dressing, featuring buttons, slip-ons, and Velcro®. Foster movement and body intelligence through the mastering of the clothing pieces. Through play with… More »