25 Picture Books and Toys for Growing Preschool Language Skills
Preschoolers are at the age where they learn like sponges, soaking up everything they see. They also love to play. This incredible list contains unique, clever, and exciting ways to play and learn. From fancy electronics to awesome preschool books, there is something here to delight everyone.
This amazing teaching kit is more than just preschool books; it includes 71 pieces to teach reading, printing, numbers to 100, and early math. In addition to books, there are flashcards, posters, foam numbers, and more. Spend 20 minutes a day with your child for early learning success.
Your preschooler will love learning to spell with this awesome set featuring 26 puzzles, each with realistic art matching three and four letter words. They are self-correcting as each puzzle only has one match that fits. This set will provide hours of learning fun, and includes one puzzle frame.
They have taken the classic children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and turned it into an exciting game of letter-finding fun. Featuring the timeless characters and vibrant artwork of the book, it comes with a game board, spinner, 52 cards, and 4 playing pieces. For 2-4 players, ages 3+.
This wooden set of 13 double-sided boards helps children learn letter, word, and color recognition and promotes matching, memory, and fine motor skills. The beautiful illustrations demonstrate both upper and lower case letters – it also comes with a great wooden storage box for easily clean-up.
Little ones will love this hide and seek alphabet learning toy with all the cute little illustrations that make learning fun. As they pop their way around the board, they also learn numbers, colors, animals, objects, and shapes. This cool toy can also be used as a memory game.
Using sign language is a great way to communicate with young children when they don’t yet have the vocabulary to express themselves. In this book, Simple Signing, a guide for infant, toddler, and preschool teachers, you will learn how to teach and use basic sign language. Great for parents too!
This learning toy is great for learning and practicing writing. The moveable letter tiles allow kids to make their own words to practice. The pen grows with your child to encourage correct positioning every time. Use the magnetic screen, with quick slide eraser, to practice over and over again.
This, literally, huge preschool book is packed with over 300 colorful exercises that make learning fun. These proven activities will help your child prepare for early learning success by teaching colors, shapes, the alphabet, basic phonics, numbers, and early math. This giant book has 320 pages. It really is huge!
Expand your child’s communication skills with these American Sign Language flash cards. The front of each card contains a colorful illustration while the English and Spanish pronunciation and the associated sign are on the back. Each beginner pack has 28 cards associated with a theme such as “Objects and Emotions.”
The best time to learn a new language is when kids are very young, and they will love learning Spanish with this big, colorful bilingual book. This oversized, sturdy board book introduces kids to colors, numbers, animals and more, making it a perfect choice to study a new language.
These photo language cards help children become familiar with action verbs. Each card features a full-color picture of an activity for children to identify, which will help them develop their language skills. The set includes 40 extra-large cards for little hands to hold and comes in a handy storage case.
These picture word flash cards are a great way to help your preschooler prepare for early learning success. The set comes with 96 cards featuring a different word, with a full-color photograph and corresponding word on the back. The cards have a durable coating and rounded corners for easy sorting.
Help your child master writing letters and numbers with this colorful, wipe-clean preschool book. The sturdy board pages are full of great exercises and activities for them to complete and the special pen allows them to wipe the page clean and practice over and over again.
This cool little computer by Leap Frog has six different activities that introduce writing, drawing, and spelling with the help of “Mr. Pencil.” Kids can use the stylus to touch the screen and trace each step while getting instant feedback from Mr. Pencil, or draw anything they want!
Your kids will have so much fun playing this alphabet bingo game that they won’t even realize how much they are learning. This letter recognition game comes with 36 playing cards, over 200 chips, plus a caller’s cards and mat. Perfect for game night with the whole family.
This alphabet letter tracing activity board helps children learn to write the letters of the alphabet. They can simply use their finger, or the enclosed stylus, to follow the directional arrows of each letter while pushing down the beads. Press them to pop back up and practice over and over.
Kids love to learn and they will love learning the names of objects and animals, in both English and Spanish, with this bilingual board book. Detailed, full-color photos are accompanied by the identifying word in both languages. Give your child the gift of learning not one language, but two.
This unique set is adorable. Your kid will play for hours with these cute little acorns featuring an upper-case letter on the acorn body, and a lower case letter under the cap for letter recognition fun. Additionally, each little nut has a color-coded object inside that corresponds to the letter.
Children trace the lights to learn how to write with this unique learning toy. This mini-computer gives feedback, teaches the letters A-Z and the numbers 1-10. It also comes with an easy-grip stylus. Your kid will love playing with this so much; they won’t even realize they are learning!
This amazing wipe-clean preschool book comes with a special pen that allows the letters to be written over and over again. All you have to do is wipe the page clean with a cloth and start over. Completing the outlines and activities will make learning to write easy as pie.
This clever little coloring book also teaches the American Manual Alphabet for finger spelling words and some basics of American Sign Language. Charming illustrations depict the positioning of letters and words, plus it includes signing tips and etiquette. You and your child will have fun learning to sign!
This colorful snake is a uniquely designed double-sided puzzle with interesting shapes and safe round edges. One side is the alphabet and the other is the numbers 1-26. Children will love assembling this puzzle over and over again and without even realizing it, they will learn their letters and numbers!
What a great idea! The classic game of “Go Fish” has been reimagined as an alphabet learning game. Learn letters, letter sounds, and the spelling of simple words. The game instructions come with parent prompts to aid in learning-based play. This is an awesome addition to family game night.
This amazing little box of cards is so many games in one. Play Alphabet Slap Jack to learn upper and lower-case ABC’s, or you can also play ABC Go Fish, a letter matching game, or you can use them as flash cards. This portable little pocket of fun can go anywhere!
Head over to this cool little blog to find some fun language development activities for preschoolers. Learn how to use pictures, drawings, and storytelling prompts to encourage verbal expression in young children. A good mastery of expression and language greatly contributes to academic success.
Use this clever idea to teach the “sound of the week” with this mystery bag of pictures and items related to the sound you are working on. Kids love the element of surprise and will be thrilled to see what is in the bag each week.
No one likes to say goodbye to summer, but you can make it a fun and educational experience by creating this memory-making collage. Gather some pictures of summer adventures and practice storytelling as you create a scrapbook page to increase language skills. Makes a nice memento as well.