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6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits

The 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits were created by the state, and each kit focuses on a single title and includes activities and toys that facilitate children gaining the 6 skills they need in order to be ready to learn to read when they attend school.

11 large 6 by 6 kits provide libraries with multiple passive program offerings. NCKLS has supplemental materials for each of these 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits. The supplemental materials include six books and one folder story for each 6 by 6 kit. Check out State 6 by 6 Early Literacy Kits Here (Kits are currently unavailable).

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
  • Request a kit
  • If you have questions, contact Sandy at 1-800-432-2796 ext. 804 or by e-mail at swilkerson.

To find out what kids are available, check Verso, call, or email.

Alphabet Under Construction

alphabetKit includes:

  • 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!

Books included: Alphabet Under Construction

Blue Sea

blue sea imageKit Includes:

  • 4 Ocean Puzzles
  • 6 Pre-Writing Stencils
  • Ocean Gel Mat
  • Ocean Stamps
  • 2 Magnetic
    Fishing Poles
  • Scoop & Play Fishing Set
  • Pictures/Words
    of Sea Life
  • Laminated Magnetic Fish
  • 12 pack of Sticky Notes
  • Laminated Fish & Hole Templates
  • Other Ocean accessories

Books Included: Blue Sea

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

chicka chicka imageKit Includes:

  • 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

Click, Clack, MooCamera Effects-4

Kit Includes:

  • 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

Little Cloud

Little cloud imageKit Includes:

  • 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
Mushroom in the rain image

Mushroom in the Rain

Kit Includes:

  • 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

Put It On The List

Camera Effects-6Kit Includes:

  • 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

Seven Blind Mice

seven blind mice image

Kit Includes:

  • 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


Snowballs imageKit Includes:

  • 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

Tip Tip Dig Dig

tip tip imageKit Includes:

  • 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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Hungry Caterpillar

Kit Includes:

  • 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

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