Merry England was a tough place in medieval times and too often scoured by famine and war, but as ever, the English spirit would win through the dark days, and the people loved and laughed their way into our history books. Pigothy follows the rise of a lowly pig keeper from bullied victim to royal recognition and gives a new insight into human/animal relationships.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
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.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
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.
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.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Excerpt from The Incorrigible Dukane Money was forthcoming for his needs but with an accompaniment of ad'monitions - which grew to... warnings - which grew to commands. Wrath veiled the brow of Dukane senior, as clouds darken Olympus: he bided his time. Once for all now, he finally decided, he would make or break that incorrigible good-for-noth ing, his son. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
In fifteen easy projects, from bouncy bean bags to a rolled-edge sweater, author and knitting expert Melanie Falick teaches kids o...f all ages how to knit. Through step-by-step instructions and candy-colored illustrations, beginners learn the fundamentals: knitting tools, finger-knitting, and basic stitches such as knit, purl, mattress, overcast, embroidery, and stockinette.Kids Knitting emphasizes fun in every step of the learning process. Sunny paintings by Kristin Nicholas illustrate the individual steps of each technique. Bright boxes of blues, greens, and reds explain everything from button-sewing to tassel-tying. Charming photographs by Chris Hartlove feature finished projects modeled by the creators themselves--all kids who knit. Best of all, kids get to keep and use whatever they make: bookmarks, backpacks, bracelets, even their own set of customized knitting needles, topped with acorn caps or polka dot balls. read more
In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, a kitten called Cat climbs to the top of an enormous beanstalk where he uses his quic...k wits to outsmart a giant dog and make his and his mother's fortune. Includes a note on the history of the tale. read more
THE CURL YTOPS ON STAR ISLAND CHAPTER I THE BLUE LIGHT "MOTlIER, lnake Ted stop 1" "I'm n~t doing anything at all, ~iother [" , , ...Yes he is, too! Please call him in. He ':;:; hurting my doll. " " Oh, Janet }'lartin, I an1 not!" 0 "You 'are so, Theodore Barad~le ~Iartin ; and you've just got to stop!" Janet, or fran, as she was more often called, stood in front of her brother ,vitil flashing eyes and red cheeks. " Children! Children f· Tha t are you doing now 7" asked their mother, appearing in the doorway of the, big, white farmhouse, holding in her arms a sn1all boy. "Please don't·make so nluch noise. I've just gotten Baby William to sleep, and. if he wakes up " JTable of Contents CONTENTS; CBA~l ; I THE BLUE LIOHT •• • • •; II WHAT THE FARMER TOLD; III OFF TO STAR ISLAND • • •; -; IV OVERBOAPJ) • • • , • ( •; V THE BAG OF SALT • • • •; VI TED AND THE BEAR • • • •; VII JAN SEES SOl!ETHINO • • •; PACI; 1; 14; 32; 42; 56; 67; ,78; VIII TnOUBLE FALLS IN • • 91; IX TED FINDS A CAVE • • • • 101 ,; X THE GRAPEVINE S'WING • • 111 l; XI TROUBLE MAKES A CAKE • • ~ ·123; XII THE CURLYTOPS Go SWIMMING; • • • • • • • • 139; XIII JAN'S QUEER RIDE 157; XIV DIGGING FOR GOLD • • • • 164; 2088246; CONTENTS; CBA~l ; I THE BLUE LIOHT •• • • •; II WHAT THE FARMER TOLD; III OFF TO STAR ISLAND • • •; -; IV OVERBOAPJ) • • • , • ( •; V THE BAG OF SALT • • • •; VI TED AND THE BEAR • • • •; VII JAN SEES SOl!ETHINO • • •; PACI; 1; 14; 32; 42; 56; 67; ,78; VIII TnOUBLE FALLS IN • • 91; IX TED FINDS A CAVE • • • • 101 ,; X THE GRAPEVINE S'WING • • 111 l; XI TROUBLE MAKES A CAKE • • ~ ·123; XII THE CURLYTOPS Go SWIMMING; • • • • • • • • 139; XIII JAN'S QUEER RIDE 157; XIV DIGGING FOR GOLD • • • • 164; 2088246About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings read more