Early Literacy Kits

literacy kitsHelp the children in your life develop their little minds from the comfort of your home with an Early Literacy Kit.

Librarians have selected educational materials such as books, puzzles and toys, and created some nifty themed kits.

List of topics covered by kits:

  • ABCs
  • 123s
  • Cars & Trucks
  • Feelings
  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Animals

The kits are perfect for interactivity with young ones from birth – age 5, and the kits are loaned for two weeks. Two kits may be checked out at a time.

Pick up a kit from Kids Crossing to start your family’s learning adventure today!

For a list of what each kit contains plus links to check them out, please see below:

ABCs

ABCs

*Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
*LMNO Peas, by Keith Baker
*All-Star Alphabet, Sesame Street
*Alphabet Express 27 piece floor puzzle, Melissa & Doug
*Elmo’s on the Go Letters, Playskool
*ABCs activity sheet, Franklin Park Public Library Kids Crossing staff

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123s

*Ten Black Dots, by Donald Crews
*My First Numbers, by Dawn Sirett
*Learning About Numbers, Sesame Street
*Wooden Numbers puzzle board, Jamohom
*Counting Cookies, Learning Resources
*123s activity sheet, Franklin Park Public Library Kids Crossing staff

Cars & Trucks

Cars & Trucks

*Little Blue Truck, by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry
*Red Car, Blue Car: A Pop-Up Book of Colors, by Jonathan Litton, illustrations by Lisa Verrall
*Open the Garage Door, illustrations by Christopher Santoro
*Race into Velocityville, Nickelodeon
*Go! Go! flexile track, Yalongfa
*Matchbox cars, Mattel
*Track car light-up toy car, New Ideas
*Cars & Trucks activity sheet, Franklin Park Public Library Kids Crossing staff

Feelings

Feelings

*Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions, by Molly Magnuson
*Duck & Goose, How are You Feeling? by Tad Hills
*Daniel’s Big Feelings, PBS
*Feelings Memory Game, Petit Collage
*Feelings flashcards, Chronicle Books
*Feelings activity sheet, Franklin Park Public Library Kids Crossing staff

Shapes

Shapes

*Perfect Square, by Michael Hall
*Shapes, by John J. Reiss
*Let’s Learn Patterns and Shapes, Nickelodeon
*Shapes Bean Bags, Educational Insights
*Ladybug Number Match, Lakeshore
*Shapes activity sheet, Franklin Park Public Library Kids Crossing staff

Colors

Colors

*Babies Love Colors: Lift-a-Flap Book, by Michelle Rhodes Conway, illustrated by Fhiona Galloway
*Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors, by Keith Baker
*Let’s Learn Colors, Nickelodeon
*Play-Act Counting Bears Toy Set, Joyin
*Counting Bears Activity Sheets, Legato Learning
*Colorful Fish Chunky Puzzle, Melissa & Doug
*Colors activity sheet, Franklin Park Public Library Kids Crossing staff

Animals

Animals

*Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, by Doreen Cronin, pictures by Betsy Lewin
*Farm, by Xavier Deneux
*Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
*Elmo Loves Animals, Sesame Street
*Baby Animals Matching Game, Wonder Forge
*Little People Zoo Animal Friends, Fisher Price
*Animals activity sheet, Franklin Park Public Library Kids Crossing staff

Questions?

Visit or call the Kids Crossing Desk at 847-455-6016 ext. 260, or email kidscrossing@fppld.org.