Pre-K to Fifth Grade Literacy Kits

What is a Literacy Kit?

A literacy kit is designed to enhance children’s literacy skills and appreciation for literature, and to encourage parent involvement in this effort. The kits are checked out by schools or organizations to students, much like a library book. The student takes the kit home to read the book and do the activities with his or her parents. The books selected as the basis for the Learning Connections literacy kits are all great, award-winning children’s literature.

Sixteen of the twenty-eight literacy kits contain both an English and a Spanish copy of the book, a literacy guide written in both English and Spanish, an educational activity, and a Response Journal for parents to communicate with the teacher. (Twelve of the literacy kits are available only in English because the books are not published in Spanish.) The first page of the guide suggests questions for parents to ask their child as they are reading the book together, as well as discussion questions after they have finished. The second page describes in detail how to do the activity that is included in the kit; the third page offers an additional activity for parents to do at home with their child; and the last page is a bibliography of related books to look for on their next visit to the library. The hands-on activity is always educational and can be used at the level of the child. All of these items are housed in a colorful, durable children’s backpack.  The backpacks may be customized with your program’s logo for a small, one-time set up fee.

Learning Connections literacy kits provide unique, motivating, hands-on learning opportunities for children preschool through fifth grade.

Download the printable order forms here.

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  • Healthy Snacks Literacy Kit (Bilingual)

      Healthy Snacks gives families great ideas on what types of foods are healthy for snacks and why eating healthy is so vital to being fit. The literacy guide addresses portion sizes, discusses five rules to live by to maintain a healthy diet, and provides recipes for healthy snacks. With the obesity rate at an […]

  • Making Friends Is An Art Literacy Kit

    Brown is the least used pencil in the box. He’s tall, geeky and lonely. Brown envies Red, Purple, Blue and all the other pencils who have fun coloring and playing together. Dark Green is trustworthy, Pink listens well, Orange has fun, and everybody likes Red!  Brown doesn’t smile very often because he doesn’t get used […]

  • Putting Porn in its Place Literacy Kit

      Research has shown that the average age of first exposure to porn is now between 8 and 11 years old.  Parents are their kids’ first, most consistent, and normally most trusted teachers, and can make a positive difference by talking with their children. Children are naturally curious about sex.  If we do not teach […]

  • Swimmy Literacy Kit

    Swimmy is the only little fish amongst his brothers and sisters who was born black instead of red. He also has the ability to swim faster than the rest of the fish and is able to out swim the big fish that comes to devour his family. Poor Swimmy is left all alone in the […]

  • Tacky the Penguin Literacy Kit

    Tracy the Penguin is a total nonconformist who lives with a group of formal, proper penguins.  But it is Tacky who foils the plans of three hunters who threaten the penguins.  With his un-penguin-like behavior, Tacky puzzles the hunters to such an extent that they are firmly convinced that they cannot be in the “land […]

  • The Bully Blockers Club Literacy Kit

    On the first day of school, Lotty Raccoon encounters Grant Grizzly, the class bully, who taunts and teases her at every turn. Ignoring him does not work, nor do several other tactics she tries. Finally, she comes up with a solution: a Bully Blockers Club. She recruits other students who have been bullied by Grant. […]

  • The Cat in the Hat Dictionary Literacy Kit (Bilingual)

    For those who have always wanted to say things like “Mi madre es una gallina” (“My mother is a hen”) or “Los zorrillos huelen mal” (“Skunks smell bad”), this book is the answer to your dreams! After all, who wouldn’t want to learn Spanish from the Cat in the Hat? Simple (and occasionally silly) English […]

  • The Cat in the Hat Literacy Kit

    Poor Dick and Sally! It is cold and wet and they are stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the house in the process! This book will really help children learn […]

  • The Hat Literacy Kit

    Hedgie the hedgehog discovers the wisdom of the adage, “Don’t go poking your nose where it doesn’t belong” only after curiosity gets this prickly fellow in a pickle. When Lisa’s woolen stocking blows off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and sticks his nose inside, only to discover his prickles prevent him from pulling out of […]

  • The Judgmental Flower Literacy Kit

    The flower patch has always been the same.  Purples hang with Purples. Blues hang with Blues.  But when Purple moves into the Blue Patch, Blue just isn’t sure how he feels about that! Fortunately, Blue’s Mom is around to point out how much Blue and his friends can learn from Purple. This important tale teaches […]