Character Education

Help students deal with important social skills through Kaplan's collection of books that focus on developing character. Kaplan specifically works on sharing, citizenship, self-esteem and honesty, while providing children with outlets when they are faced with bullying, anger, or conflict.

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Bullies, Victims & Bystanders Board Game
Bullies, Victims & Bystanders Board Game
Item: 91625
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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 »
Social Skills Board Games
Social Skills Board Games
Item: 91626
Status: In Stock
$39.95
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.
Books on Understanding Differences In Children - Set of 4
Books on Understanding Differences In Children - Set of 4
Item: 21061
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Grades K - 1. A wonderful way to teach diversity and tolerance to young children with full-colored photos of children with different disabilities enjoying activities with their peers.
Conversation Cubes
Conversation Cubes
Item: 91583
Status: In Stock
$13.95
Grades 1 & up. Spark discussions on the first day and beyond. Colorful cubes feature 36 engaging questions about student experiences and perspectives, including: What are you most proud of? Who is the bravest person you know? and What foods do you like? Use in presenting character development activities; brainstorming before writing; and building oral language, social, and listening skills. Also supports fluency in ELLs and students with speech impairments. Includes activity guide. Soft foam… More »
Toddler Emotion Figurines - Set of 4
Toddler Emotion Figurines - Set of 4
Item: 32729
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. Whether you are happy, sad, upset, or afraid, these four Emotion Figurines are excellent props to express yourself. This set of four expressive dolls will allow children to role-play, identify feelings and expressions, and build upon their social and emotional skills. These easy to grip figurines are the perfect size for small hands and great to use in interactive discussions about emotions. Encourage children to identify the emotions each figure is expressing. If they are too… More »
I'm In Control of Myself Book Set - Paperback - Set of 6
I'm In Control of Myself Book Set - Paperback - Set of 6
Item: 52526
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. Spark your child's imagination and stimulate curiosity while developing social and communication skills. In this "I'm In Control of Myself Book Set," simple words and full-color illustrations teach important concepts in ways even very young children can understand. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
Greta The Grateful Goldfish - Big Book
Greta The Grateful Goldfish - Big Book
Item: 13457
Status: In Stock
$22.95
$10.00
In big book format, join Greta, Signing Sam, and all the Critter Corner Friends as they learn to be grateful (agradecido) for the simple things in life. This beautifully illustrated book includes words to say in English and Spanish, as well as an illustrated guide to teach students selected ASL vocabulary. Also features the words and music for Greta's Grateful Song.
Emotion Learning Cards
Emotion Learning Cards
Item: 21052
Status: In Stock
$12.99
4 - 7 years. Explore feelings and vocabulary development with 22 different emotions. Set includes 22 cards (each measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2") with photographs and a bilingual resource guide.
I Have Feelings Books - Set of 6
I Have Feelings Books - Set of 6
Item: 52523
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
I Get Along With Others Book Paperback - Set of 6
I Get Along With Others Book Paperback - Set of 6
Item: 52524
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
I Believe in Myself Book Set - Set of 6 - Paperback
I Believe in Myself Book Set - Set of 6 - Paperback
Item: 52525
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
Back to Back Learning Kit - Off To Work We Go
Back to Back Learning Kit - Off To Work We Go
Item: 62058
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Good citizenship begins by valuing and respecting the role of each person in our community. Explore the world of jobs and foster the understanding that it takes a wide variety of workers to build a community! Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. Supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal way for teachers and families to enrich children's… More »
Toddler Tools® Calm-Down Time - Board Book
Toddler Tools® Calm-Down Time - Board Book
Item: 145590
Status: In Stock
$8.99
1 year & up. Just breathe! Temper tantrums and meltdowns are no laughing matter. Many young children act out because they do not know how to express themselves or handle their strong emotions and it causes misery all around. This constructive book is packed full of beautiful illustrations and rhythmic text that will help encourage children to work through their strong emotions in a calm and controlled way. They need to know that they can access a quiet, safe space to cry, ask for hugs, and… More »
Share and Take Turns - Paperback
Share and Take Turns - Paperback
Item: 51679
Status: In Stock
$11.99
4 years & up. Share and Take Turns by Cheri J. Meiners. Sharing is a social skill that all children need to learn. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a section with discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned. Paperback. 40 pages.
Cool Down and Work Through Anger - Paperback
Cool Down and Work Through Anger - Paperback
Item: 51678
Status: In Stock
$11.99
4 years & up. Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners. It's never too early to teach children to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry, but it is not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. This book helps children discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient,… More »
Know and Follow Rules - Paperback
Know and Follow Rules - Paperback
Item: 51681
Status: In Stock
$11.99
4 years & up. Know and Follow Rules by Cheri. J. Meiners. A child who doesn't follow rules is always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then, it presents four basic rules: "Listen," "Best Work," "Hands and Body to Myself," and "Please and Thank You." The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes a section of… More »
Hands Are Not for Hitting - Paperback
Hands Are Not for Hitting - Paperback
Item: 51687
Status: In Stock
$11.99
4 years & up. Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi. This book teaches children learn that violence is never okay. Children can learn to manage their anger and other strong feelings. Hands are capable of positive, loving actions such as playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, and much more! Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters. Paperback. 40 pages.
Laugh & Learn™ - Set of 4
Laugh & Learn™ - Set of 4
Item: 51669
Status: In Stock
$35.95
8 years & up. Solid information, sound advice, fun illustrations, real-life topics, and practical tips -- no wonder these books are so popular with young readers. Together they make a cool collection of self-help books that really help. This set of 4 books answers all the questions one has when growing up. All books in the set are paperback. Included book titles: Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain (112 pages), Cliques, Phonies, & other Baloney (136 pages), Don't Behave Like You Live in a Cave… More »
Time For Kids Civics Books - Set of 6
Time For Kids Civics Books - Set of 6
Item: 146970
Status: In Stock
$45.95
$24.95
Grade K. Introduce complex civics concepts to young students at a level they understand. This set uses real-world connections, rich imagery, and basic discourse to help children explore civics topics in relevant and meaningful ways. Each book will help them achieve literacy in important social studies and teach them how to become good 21st century citizens that are active in their communities. It's never too young to start. Paperback. Titles Include: "Rules at Home", "Rules at School",… More »