The 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits were created by the state. Each kit focuses on a single title and includes activities and toys to encourage parent andÂ child interactions that facilitate children gaining the 6 skills they need in order to be ready to learn to read when they attend school. Kits can be used in conjunction with a storytime or as passive programming materials.
NCKLS has supplemental materials that can be checked out in conjunction with the 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits. These supplemental materials include 6 other books related to the same theme as the original 6 by 6 book, as well as a folder story. These materials are intended to make the 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits more easily integrated into a storytime.
How does it work?
- Kits are checked out for 3 months
- Kits are checked out only to libraries
- Courier, van, or mail can be used to transfer the kit
- Contact Melendra to check out a kit at 1-800-432-2796 ext. 143 or by e-mail at msanders.
To find out what kids are available, check Verso, call, or email.
Alphabet Under Construction
- Kids Tape Measure
- Alphabet Stix Activity
- Castle Shapes Puzzle
- Turn and Learn Magnetic Gears
- Alphabet Clips Activity
- Tactile Letters Kit
- Loads of passive programming alphabet activities!
Alphabet Under Construction
Supplemental items upon request: Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack, Alphabeep, The Sleepy Little Alphabet, Creature ABC, Wild Alphabet, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Alpha-gator folder story.
- 4 Ocean Puzzles
- 6 Pre-Writing Stencils
- Ocean Gel Mat
- Ocean Stamps
- 2 Magnetic
- Scoop & Play Fishing Set
of Sea Life
- Laminated Magnetic Fish
- 12 pack of Sticky Notes
- Laminated Fish & Hole Templates
- Other Ocean accessories
Books Included: Blue Sea
Supplemental items upon request: Fish Eyes Big Book, Happy, Hooray for Fish!, I Spy Under the Sea, I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean, Ten Little Fish, and Seaweed folder story.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
- Egg Shakers & Band in a Box
- Laminated Coconut Trees
- Plastic Letter Stencils
- Plush Coconut Tree with Felt Letters
- All the materials for BINGO
- Plastic Bird Clips & Match It Game
- Table-top pocket chart & laminated letters
- Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom Fill & Spill
- Count & Sort Coconut Tree
- Upper & Lower Case Magnetic Letters and a 18″ x 24″ Magnetic Board
Books Included: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom & Chicka Chicka ABC
Supplemental items upon request: A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, Alphabet Tree, Big Fat Hen, Rah, Rah, Radishes!, Twenty Four Robbers, Two Little Monkeys, and If You’re Wearing Any. . . folder story.
Click, Clack, Moo
- 4 Farm Animal Hand Puppets
- My First Laptop
- Watering can
- Worm Bag with Garden Tools
- 2 Farm Animal Puzzles
- Farm Animal Lacing Activity
- Read-along version on CD
- Other early literacy activities/supplies
Books included: Click, Clack, Moo
Supplemental items upon request: Funny Farm, Down on the Farm, Little Blue Truck, Dooby Dooby Moo, I Spy on the Farm, Giggle, Giggle, Quack, and Growing Vegetables folder story.
- 2 Blue-goo bags
- Large Floor Attribute Tiles
- White Foam Shapes
- Mystery Bag with 10 assorted foam shape & 4 sorting mats
- 10 Rhyming Houses & Cards
- Sequencing Activities
- Feathers & Straws
- Nature Scene Poster Book
- Laminated Cloud posters & Foam Letters
- Flannel Storyboards with Carry Case
Books Included: Little Cloud
Supplemental items upon request: Cloud Boy/Nino Nube, Cloud Dance, Cloudette, Clouds, It Looked Like Spilt Milk, Shapes in the Sky, and Shapes in the Sky folder story.
Mushroom in the Rain
- Small Magnifying Glasses
- Large Magnifying Glass
- Assorted letter & Mushroom pictures
- Post-It Pads & Melissa & Doug Crayons
- Magnetize Mushrooms for Sorting
- Plush Animals: Fox, Bunny, Butterfly, Mouse, Frog, Sparrow & Ant
- Mushroom Umbrella
- Picture cards
- Note Resonator Bells with Case
Books Included: Mushroom in the Rain
Supplemental items upon request: Are You Ready to Play Outside?, Rain!, Rain, Rain, Go Away!, Raindrop, Plop, The Thingamabob, Umbrella, and Fantastic Umbrella folder story.
Put It On The List
- Activities related to a grocery store and cafe.
- Electronic cash register
- Play food
- Table settings
- Chalk board with chalk markers for cafe signs
- Melissa & Doug felt pizza kit
- Melissa & Doug felt sandwich kit
Books Included: Put It On the List
Supplemental items upon request: At the Supermarket, Bunny Money, Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping, Baby Max & Ruby: Shopping, Shopping with Dad, Farmers’ Market Day, and Coins folder story.
Seven Blind Mice
- Mystery Box & Fan
- Story Props: elephant, rope, pillar, fan, mouse, & snake
- Mouse & Elephant puppets
- Stack color rings
- First Jungle Puzzle
- 5 Boom whackers
- Large Magnifying Glass & Color Viewers
- Three Mice in a Box Puppet
- Bag of stringing beads with laces & First Lacers
- First Crayon Set with Tactile letters
- 12 Plastic hoops & Laminated Mice
Books Included: Seven Blind Mice
Supplemental items upon request: Hide-and-Squeak, Hop! Plop!, Little Mouse & the Big Cupcake, Mice, Mommy, Where Are You?, Mouse’s First Day of School, and Mouse Paint folder story.
- Snow Themed Foam Shapes
- Foam Magnetic Alphabet
- Large Laminated Cardboard Scene Pictures
- Pairs of Mittens, Clothesline, & Soft Grip Clips
- Matted Snowman Scenes
- Snowman Plush
- Snowman Poster Board
- Foam Floor Mat Pieces in Navy Fabric Tote
- Lakeshore’s Table Top Paper Center & Draw and Write Touch Board
Books Included: Snowballs and The Snowman
Supplemental items upon request: It’s Snowing!, No Two Alike, Oh!, Pip & Squeak, Tracks in the Snow, and Winter Trees.
Tip Tip Dig Dig
- Lego Duplo Building Set
- Extra Duplo Building Mat
- Little Tikes Dump Truck
- Magnetic Shapes & Board
- Laminated Large Machine Pictures
- Sticky Back Foam Shapes
- First Vehicle Set
- Mini Play Wooden Road & Traffic Signs
- Wooden Stackable Construction Vehicles
- Laminated Rhyming Pairs
Books Included: Tip Tip Dig Dig
Supplemental items upon request: Construction Kitties, Demolition, Dinosaur Dig!, Job Site, Machines at Work, One Big Building, and Stop Sign folder story.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Alphabet Puzzle Book & Letter Puzzle
- Beginner Pattern Blocks
- Butterfly Picnic Set & Tablecloth
- Fruit Set in Shopping Net
- Caterpillar & Butterfly Puppets
- Caterpillar Tunnel
- Colored Scarves
- Laminated Magnetic Fruit Pictures
- 100 Sheets of My First Storybook pages
- Triangular Colored Pencils & Crayons
Books Included: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Supplemental items upon request: Snack Time for Confetti, Ten Little Caterpillars, Worms for Lunch?, A Crazy Day at the Critter Cafe, Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch, Froggy Eats Out, and Hungry Caterpillar Colors folder story.