Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Originally touted as a tool to help kids stay calm and focused, the fidget spinner quickly took off as one of the most sought-after toys of the year. While your kids are probably very familiar with the standard spinners, these unique fidget spinners will catch their attention and make the perfect gift.
Winter can feel long and boring for kids and parents alike when the weather prevents outside play. But with these fun board games, there's no need for the winter blues—get the whole family laughing and learning with family game night.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
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Show off your team spirit with this officially licensed, regulation-sized, tournament grade cornhole game set! With this game set ...you get two high quality wooden cornhole boards with folding legs, a complete best matching colors bag set (8 bags), and a FREE string pack to carry the bags (A $10 value!). This set comes ready to play right out of the box! No assembly required. This set is shipped via ground service and comes fully insured against loss or damage. Our boards are quality constructed using 1/2" cabinet grade plywood. Not the cheap stuff many other dealers use. 24"x 48" (2 feet by 4 feet) with the 6" hole centered 9 inches from the top and 12 inches from each side. The play surface is framed with sturdy 2x4 boards and folding legs for portability. The back measures 12" off the ground and the front measures 4" off the ground. Our standard bags are made of quality Duck Cloth canvas material measuring 6"x 6" and weighing between 15-16 ounces filled with whole corn kernels. This is the regulation that all serious cornhole players use. read more
The Cannon Sports Pro Paddle is made from 7-ply ash wood with 45 drilled holes. This is our most balanced paddle ball paddle avail...able to market. The 45 drilled holes allow for a smooth swing with less resistance allowing for a more powerful shot. The... read more
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The POOF-Slinky 0C8421BL POOF Original Boom Ball Paddle Ball is based on classic paddle ball but makes a thunderous "Boom" sound. ...Made of durable plastic, this paddle is attached to a tethered ball by a string for an exciting new way to play paddle ball. Like original, see how many times you can hit the ball with its paddle in succession. This item measures 11 by 5.5 by .5-inches and makes a great gift for anyone who enjoys competitive sports. POOF continues to be the leading manufacturer of foa read more
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Have an even merrier Christmas season with Reindeer Paddle Ball Games. Kids of all ages wi...ll love playing with this classic toy Reindeer paddle ball is perfect for Christmas party favors, stocking stuffers, and... read more
This 10-inch paddle ball set provides a fun exercise in hand-eye coordination. Each unit in polybag.
Enjoy classic water fun with a wooden Paddle Ball set from ToySplash!
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Spongebob Squarepants Paddle Balls: Don't forget to include everyones favorite silly sponge at your next partyThis officially lice...nesed party theme is sure to make your party a hitThese Spongebob Squarepants Paddle balls are plastic and measure 4" longAges 3+Includes (12) paddlesThis item is an officially licensed SpongeBob Squarepants productThis product is made of Plastic-PVC, Rubber read more
3-in-1 Paddle Ball is three games in one! The bungee net launches and catches the ball. Throw farther and faster to add to the cha...llenge. The Velcro side of the paddle adds a whole new way to play with overhead catches, challenging angles and crazy acrobatics. Use the other side of the paddle to play a traditional game of paddle-ball. Fun in the yard, at the beach or anywhere you go! read more
Paddle Ball SetBeach paddle ball game is great for the beach, sand bar, or backyard! Strong, thick wooden designHandles securely a...ttached so will not wearBy Trademark Innovations read more
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"The ultimate beach game--no net, court, or field required!Paddleball, sometimes called Kadima, is a simple game in concept: don't... let the ball touch the ground. And that simplicity is why it has become the ultimate beach game. It's a little like ping... read more
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If you're looking for something that's cute, creepy, and fun all rolled into one to give out to your guests as a party favor, cons...ider this pack of Halloween Paddle Ball! Each pack comes with 12 green, red, yellow, or purple paddle ball games with... read more
Franklin Sports Glomax Paddle Ball: Includes: 2 paddles and ballPaddles measure 18"L x 12"WBall measures 4"Just hold under any lig...ht for 10 minutes and it glows for hours read more
Paddle Balls - 12 per pack - These paddles measure 9 inches long by 4 1/8 inches wide. Each has a 1 inch sponge ball attached and ...is individually sealed. Great for any event. read more