Make your classroom a space where children feel comfortable exploring who they are and how they feel. From books and puppets to puzzles and blocks, Kaplan has the tools you need to provide a safe space for the children in your care.
These guides offer families simple strategies to support young children?s healthy social and emotional development. Filled with suggestions of everyday activities that families can enjoy together and promote three key protective factors: initiative, self-regulation, and attachment/relationships. Booklets (40 pages) are available in English or Spanish in sets of 20. Copyright 2013.
3 years & up. Manimo® weighted plush animals provide children with a sensory stimulation and soothing effect. These plush companions were designed to help children remain attentive and focused during their daily activities. Alleviating excess energy while providing deep pressure sensations. The weighted animals are soft and pliable and can be placed either on the child's shoulders, waist, thighs or stomach to stimulate rest and/or concentration. Recommended usage time is 15-20-minutes,… More »
Use this wonderful Diverse Family Structures High Quality Classroom Posters Set to introduce your children to a variety of families. This set of posters celebrates the diverse family groups that make up our community! Children will enjoy connecting with families similar to theirs and learning about different ones. The high quality images help your children understand different family relationships, while recognizing the bonds that all families share. Set of 12 posters. Measures 11"L x17"W.
Help your children identify and regulate their emotions with this set of detailed Social and Emotional High Quality Classroom Poster Set. These posters are great for starting a conversation about various emotions that everyone has. Encourage your children to use these posters to point out how they feel and elaborate on their emotions. This set features 12 posters. Posters measure 11"L x 17" W.
18 months & up. This ten-piece set of friends and family represents multiple cultures, ages, and genders. There are even two different pets! These easy to grip pieces are great for promoting dramatic play and fine motor skills. Children can role-play people in their family, circle of friends, neighborhood, and more! Use these figures in brightly colored clothes in a lesson about diversity and inclusion. The Tallest figure is 5" tall. Blocks not included.
This Portable 5lb Weighted Sensory Lap Pad is a super soft sensory tool that offers gentle deep pressure calming. Help increase the ability to focus and relieve anxiety and stress with this weighted lap pad. Features a dual textured cover; soft and bumpy on one side and a smooth silky - like material on the other. The 21" x 19" pad is usually laid across the lap horizontally while sitting. Can also be rested across the shoulders, back or stomach while reading, relaxing or watching TV.… More »
4 years & up. One World Many Faces Memory Game and Puzzle celebrates diversity and the beauty of children. The puzzle has 48 pieces made from strong board and measures 13"H x 19"L when complete. Image of the puzzle is printed inside the box. The matching game uses the puzzle images and has 12 pairs with 24 pieces suitable for 1 - 4 players and stores inside the puzzle box.
18 months & up. Huggable, colorful 8" dolls are accentuated by their bright jumpers. Detailed with embroidered features. Promote creativity and dramatic play. Teach children about family and cultures with authentic multicultural soft dolls. Promote multicultural awareness and self esteem with this early childhood educational toy. African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Caucasian doll wearing bright colors. Two boy and two girl dolls. Spot clean only.
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. These friends make the perfect addition to any dollhouse and are able to teach so many about different types of people. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
1 year & up. Add international houses to your block play center with this exciting set. From huts to high rises, this wooden set of family dwellings includes a variety of homes from all over the world. These brightly colored homes are great for encouraging block play while teaching children the unique way people live. Use these in a lesson about diversity and teach children about the regions these homes can be found. The tallest building measures 5" high. Set of 15.
1 year & up. Celebrate diversity with this wonderful set of Children From Around the World Wooden Block Play Figures. This sturdy set showcases children across the globe in traditional and non-traditional dress. These blocks promote block play, fine motor skills, dramatic play, and exploration. Use this set of 17 figures in an interactive lesson about diversity and inclusion. Figures are approximately 2.75"H.
3 - 5 years. Encourage independence by allowing children to practice dressing skills in the dramatic play center with these soft and authentic dress-up garments that feature pullover tunics and hook-and-loop closures. You can enhance the dramatic play experience and celebrate diversity with students by adding books, food, music, and props that share the history of each culture. These machine-washable garments are 100% polyester, with the exception of the Indian and Russian costumes, which are 10% cotton/90% polyester.
2 years & up. Make friends with children from around the world, mixing and matching the chunky puzzle pieces to make many different combinations. Each friend is dressed in clothing that recognizes a different culture -- China, India, Native American, Africa, Mexico, and the USA. Each 3-piece child measures 6"H x 3"W. Set of 6 puzzles.
18 months & up. This set of five multicultural vests offers a collection of patterns and materials from around the world. Around the age of two, children begin to notice differences such as gender and hair color. This is an opportune time to share examples of diversity in an effort to teach children to respect, accept, and celebrate diversity. Acceptance of these differences helps children realize we are all humans despite what we wear, how we talk, and our physical traits.
2 years & up. This set of 42 high-quality wooden figurines include community workers, athletes, and people of varying ages, cultures, and abilities. Promote block play, dramatic play, and fine motor skills when you add these wonderful friends to your classroom. Encourage children to point our figures that are familiar to them. Use these Wooden Village people or a fun lesson about careers or diversity and inclusion. The figures measure approximately 2.25" to 3" high.
2 years & up. These puppets are a great way for children of all ages to learn about diversity through interaction and play. This set of eight puppets represents four multicultural groups of children with aspects of their culture represented in their clothing designs. Use these puppets in the classroom for a fun lesson about diversity and inclusion. For further learning, discuss the cultures these puppets represent and the history of their clothing. Puppets measure 12" long and are 10"… More »
3 years & up. What makes a person different is one of the things that makes him or her special. Vibrant, full-color photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun. Each book includes an activity, picture glossary, and index.
18 months & up. Children will enjoy preparing and serving some of their favorite foods while also being introduced to popular new cuisine. The authentic appearances of these foods invite children to share many meals and snacks with their friends. Bowl of rice measures 4" in diameter. 15 pieces.
3 years & up. Introduce this wonderful Celebrate Diversity Around the World Classroom Reading Books set to your classroom read alongs. With your children, explore the ways we are alike and different by exploring family identities, values and responsibilities. This set of books encourages diversity and inclusion, empathy, literacy, and early vocabulary. Hardback/paperback combination. Set of 8.
18 months & up. Children will learn about diversity with this board book set. They will learn about the similarities and differences between themselves and other children of the world. Set of four books.
3 years & up. What you wear, what you eat, where you live, and who you are in this global world is the information you will discover as you read about people from around the world though vivid images and simple text. Paperback book set, 32 pages each.