This book is a story of a young child's experience of going to school for the first time and leaving home. She takes her puppy with her for moral support and, in doing so, learns a lesson on sharing, having fun, and meeting new people. Her kindergarten experience turns out to be not only wonderful but a year of excitement and joy.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
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.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Babies love to eat, but sadly there's no escaping the mess.With these bibs your baby will look too cute to care about that mealtime mess.
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
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.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
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.
Create an enjoyable space for your kids to flush and brush with these décor essentials. Although a children's bathroom doesn't offer a huge amount of space, it can easily be spruced up by adding hints of color and character. Let the splashing begin with these bath essentials.
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's bestselling Dooby Dooby Moo is available for the first time as an individual board book!
Trolls--the most magical creatures with the wildest hair--get ready to sparkle in this colorful storybook featuring glitter pages ...and a glitter poster! read more
The poky little puppy in the Golden Books Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas will impress your little one for sure. It contains a...n interesting story about a little puppy that helps his little animal friend to find his way back to home. read more
Your kids will love to play with the Little Bee Books If You See A Cow Board Book. The book features about domestic animals, and l...ift the flap to find out what sounds they make. read more
Gracie just finished up kindergarten and wanted to tell her teachers about her year and how much she appreciated them. This was wr...itten by a child and illustrated by a child (Gracie). No spellcheck or grammar edits have been made to ensure the authenticity of this work. If you are looking for a cute project to do with your kids, a book like this could be the best read ever; not for it's content, but for what it is worth. When so many kids are giving gift cards and store bought souvenirs, Gracie is giving her teachers a book that they can keep for life-a gift that could help them recall priceless memories of a young student they once had. read more
Benjamin the Bear has lots of hair. He loves his mommy and he loves to share. Benjamin is growing up! It's time to go to school an...d start learning new and exciting things. read more
Kobi makes a big fuss when he finds out he is going on holiday to Ghana. He thinks he will be sleeping in a mud hut and will see w...ild animals in the streets. But when Kobi gets to Ghana, he is pleasantly surprised... This modern picture book is perfect for reading aloud, or for small children to read to themselves time and again. read more
It's Makena's first day of school! She is excited to start school but how will she adjust to this new environment? Makena Goes to ...School is the first title in a series of books by child author, Makena Toldson illustrating life principles for young readers. read more
Timothy is very excited about starting school--until he meets Claude. Claude sits next to him, and he wears all the right clothes,... says all the right things, and garners all the praise from his teacher and classmates. Timothy is feeling down, until he meets a girl who's having the same problem with her seatmate...."Children will easily relate to this tale, in which humor and realism effectively mesh." --Booklist, starred review read more
There's a commotion in the classroom as Goat and the other animals spend the day at playgroup. The musical instruments and the dre...ssing up box are lots of fun, but—oh dear!—Goat gets into a muddle or two. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this book—the ideal story for any child starting at, or already attending, a playgroup or nursery. Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms are perfect to read aloud, and Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make this bright and playful book a sure winner. Just right for toddlers! Look out for: Hippo Has a Hat, Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, One Mole Digging a Hole, Toddle Waddle, and Animal Music. read more
Mona is about to get the surprise of her life. This cute curly headed eight year old loves turtles so very much that she wishes he...rself to become one. On the way to school it begins to rain and one drop of rain suddenly transforms her into a turtle. When Mona realizes that she is a turtle, all the delights of living a life as a turtle goes away. Finally, at school she realizes that everyone and everything is much bigger than her, so she sets out to save herself. There are many obstacles and she almost gets squished by a huge tennis shoe. She must find a way out! read more
It's freezing outside!There's too much snow!Bo must get away...but where to go? The Islands are callingAnd Bo can hardly wait, to ...start his adventurein the Aloha State! read more
Paddington has warmed the hearts of generations of readers with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This paper...back edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.Paddington doesn’t intentionally turn his friend’s wedding into an uproar by getting the wedding ring stuck on his paw. Nor does he plan for Mr. Curry to slip on his marmalade sandwich in the middle of an important golf shot. But these sorts of things and more just happen when Paddington goes to town.First published in 1968, Paddington Goes to Town is the eighth novel chronicling the adventures of Michael Bond's beloved classic character, Paddington Bear. read more
Lorenzo is a fun loving boy who clearly wants to please his mom and get a reward for "good behavior" in church. Lorenzo behaves th...e best way that he knows how. Which is not his mother's idea of "good behavior." read more
Celebrate 50 years of Corduroy with this school adventure. Corduroy has a lot to do at school today. He has to bring in somethin...g that starts with the letter "B," feed the classroom pets, listen to a story, paint, have a snack, and help clean up. And all of his favorite friends are there to share the school day with him. In seven colorful spreads, children can lift the flaps and see what's hiding in the cubby, behind the swing, under the drawing pad or in many more inventive places. And Corduroy, the lovable, cuddly bear, is just the right, reassuring presence to make children feel comfortable with all the new experiences school can bring. read more
Meet Genevieve as she encounters some of childhoods momentous events; her first day at school. She was very reluctant at first, bu...t once safely at school, Genevieve's resilient spirit discovers the joy of the new experiences of school and new friendships. Is school fun? "Yes!" she emphatically replies. read more
Gracie's imagination creates a world of fun when she helps her Grandma with ordinary chores such as potting flowers, hanging laund...ry and mopping the kitchen floor. read more
Playgroup has begun. Time to have some fun. There's a commotion in the classroom as Goat and the other animals spend the day at pl...aygroup. The musical instruments and the dressing up box are lots of fun, but—oh dear!—Goat gets into a muddle or two. A comforting story for any child starting at, or already attending, a playgroup. read more
Timothy is very excited about starting school until he meets Claude, a student who wears all the right clothes and says all the ri...ght things. Timothy is feeling down, but then he meets a girl who's having the same problem with her seatmate. Timothy is coming to PBS in the fall. Full color. read more
The irrepressibly inquisitive Marco is off to school in this picture book from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.Marco is the busies...t bird, and it’s time he goes to school! There is so much to do at school, from lessons to lunch to building a block tower to the moon! But Marco soon learns that his plans for the day may be just a bit too ambitious. Luckily, school has one extra surprise for him—and that’s a new friend! In Marco’s latest wacky adventure, acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast proves that it’s not getting to the moon that counts—it’s the friends we make along the way. read more
Paddington has warmed the hearts of generations of readers with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This brand...-new paper-over-board edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.Paddington doesn’t intentionally turn his friend’s wedding into an uproar by getting the wedding ring stuck on his paw. Nor does he plan for Mr. Curry to slip on his marmalade sandwich in the middle of an important golf shot. But these sorts of things and more just happen when Paddington goes to town.First published in 1968, Paddington Goes to Town is the eighth novel chronicling the adventures of Michael Bond's beloved classic character, Paddington Bear. read more
Mr. Owenz learns something about himself and his inner desires when a problem with his daughter draws him to her school and change...s his life. read more
When grandma goes to Heaven she becomes an angel we can't see. An easy-to-read book for young children who have lost a grandmother.... Inspiring words to help with sadness and loss. read more
Elu's eighty five year old grandpa visits him every Saturday.But with goodies for Elu he brings one extra wrinkle on his face ever...y visit which means he is getting older and it might be time to go to heaven soon.Finally there comes a Saturday without grandpa and Elu is not sad because he knows that his grandpa is watching him from heaven. read more
Dante Goes to the Circus is the coming of age story of a little dog named Dante. He has grand dreams of travel and adventure that ...do not fit into his family's tradition of being champion show dogs. Dante runs into a band of circus dogs who introduce him to the life he had always wished for. read more