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.
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.
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.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
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.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
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.
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
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.
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.
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.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Table Color: Natural Teak Summer Classics Croquet Teak Coffee Table Features: High-end outdoor furniture Summer classics outdoor P...roduct Type: Coffee Table Top Shape: Round Style: Rustic Top Color: Natural Wood Base Color: Natural Wood Distressed: No... read more
Step2 Seaside 3.5' Beach Umbrella The Seaside Umbrella by Step2 provides kiddos with shade while they play with their activity tab...le, picnic table or while hanging out at the beach.Features: Pointed base can be driven into ground Six strong and... read more
Children will get around with power and style on the cool Razor E300, Multiple colors. This electric scooter features everything t...hat parents and teens love with new, sleek styling. Race down the street with a top speed of 15 mph. A single charge gives... read more
Enjoy family and neighborhood fun with Intex 18' x 48" Metal Frame Pool! Beautiful and easy to assemble, this durable pool comes i...ncluded with 110-120V cartrdige filter pump with a pump flow rate of 1,500 gallons per hour. Hydro Aeration Technology is... read more
Get wild with this Enchantimals gardening-themed gift set that lets imagination grow! It comes with two six-inch Enchantimals doll...s -- Fluffy Bunny doll and Danessa Deer doll -- Sprint deer, Mop bunny, a flower plot with flowers and themed accessories.... read more
Wellington the penguin loves where he lives! —It's cold, snowy, and full of snowflakes that sparkle. After seeing a picture of a b...eautiful flower garden in a book, Wellington decides that he wants to grow a garden, too. “Flowers can’'t grow in the snow,” says his friend Ivan. “It'’s just too cold!” But Wellington is set on having a garden —and with a lot of determination and a little creativity, he finds a way to make his dream come true. read more
Curiouser and curiouser! In this imaginative prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself at a gray, dreary bo...arding school that is decidedly up the rabbit hole. From the relentless clocks to the beastly students, Alice's world is void of color and cheer--until Alice finds a secret garden and begins tending its wilting inhabitants. When Alice's love touches an ordinary caterpillar, a lory bird, and a white rabbit, magical things will happen--and that, as you know, is just the beginning of the story. Filled with literary allusions and clever nods to its classic roots, Alice's Magic Garden is a delightful prequel that begs an escape to the whimsy of Wonderland. read more
Grandma and Grandpa are always anxious to have their brood of younger grandchildren visit. They carefully prepare for their arriva...l, shopping being mindful of food allergies, planning meals to be cooked together with their grandchildren, and preparing the “kids’ room”, a bedroom with wall to wall beds. But the highlight of every visit occurs when the grandchildren plant magic seeds in the vegetable garden, Grandma says her magic spell, and the magic lollipops appear. Deborah hopes that this special ritual inspires other grandparents to create a little magic for their loved ones.Deborah was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where she completed a degree in English at York University. Her children, Michael Harris and his wife Jennifer now reside in Rocky Hill, New Jersey with their family, Katherine, Lucas and Laura. Her daughter Amy Outschoorn and her husband Dean continue to reside in Oakville, Ontario, Canada with their sons, twins Jonny and Alex, and Jacob. Now married to Lawrence Karlson, Deborah lives in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. Graydon Karlson and his wife Joan reside in Jacksonville, Florida and have three mature children Alexis, L.J. and Sebastian who are in university. Stephen Karlson and his wife Sylvia live nearby in Juno Beach with their daughters Lydia and Ella.Deborah and her husband Lawrence travel extensively and maintain a second home in London, England. Deborah enjoys distance walking, sailing, painting, working out at the gym, music, cooking and entertaining. The highlight of their life, however, is when their grandchildren come to their home. A special activity awaits every visit, however, the magic lollipop garden has become a regular event. Deborah is pleased to share how this magic comes about at Grandma and Grandpa Florida’s home. read more
Ever wonder what happened after Jack and the Bean Stalk? In this charming fairy tail we find out what happened to Jacks family and... follow them on a magical journey of their own. Life is not as easy as "happily every after" in Jack's family. With the passing generations come's a whole new set of issues and challenges that the family must overcome, far after Jack is gone. read more
Danessa Deer doll is a-doe-able with purple boots, a white furry stole and a sunhat that showcases her golden antlers and purple h...air. Her deer bestie, Sprint, matches with golden antlers and a white furry neck of his own. Mop bunny figure is sweet with a patch of furry white hair and a look ready to hop wherever imagination leads. Kids will love recreating the wonder of nature and celebrating a world where Caring Is Our Everything. Collect all of the Enchantimals dolls and accessories to build out a world of Enchantimals and tell enchanting stories of your own (each sold separately). Includes Danessa Deer doll and Bree Bunny doll wearing fashions and accessories, Sprint deer figure, Mop bunny figure, one gardening plot, four flowers, one flower basket and one watering can. Colors and decorations may vary. Enchantimals Garden Magic Set: Age Range: 4Y+ Get wild with the Enchantimals Garden Magic doll set that lets imaginations grow with two six-inch Enchantimals dolls, a deer, a bunny, a flower plot with flowers and themed accessories The blue flower plot has four removable flowers - all different colors - and a hook on each end to hold two gardening tools A pink flower basket and bunny-shaped watering can help grow fun stories Fluffy Bunny doll has bright teal hair and wears a white removable skirt with floral print. She accessorizes with pink shoes, a white furry stole and gardening hat that lets her rabbit ears poke through Danessa Deer doll is a-doe-able in a red skirt with floral print, purple boots, a white furry stole and a sunhat that showcases her golden antlers and purple hair Sprint deer figure charms with golden antlers and a furry neck; the small bunny figure is sweet with a puff of fuzzy white hair Play out all kinds of enchanting stories with these enchanted friends, and collect them all to build out a world of Enchantimals (each sold separately) read more
Lily is a new Flower Fairy who has just arrived in Fairyopolis when she uncovers a message guiding her to a magical secret place. ...Explore the exciting novelties on each spread as she makes her way through the treetops, over a glimmering stream and through a field of poppies. The incredible pop-up on the final spread features a walled garden, where you will find waterfalls, butterflies and lots of fairies! read more
Since Half Magic first hit bookshelves in 1954, Edward Eager’s Tales of Magic have become beloved classics. Now all seven cherishe...d stories by Edward Eager about vacationing cousins who stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures are available in updated paperback editions. The original lively illustrations by N. M. Bodecker have been retained, but eye-catching new cover art gives these classics a fresh, contemporary look for a whole new generation. Time and again, the children from Knight's Castle have longed for another magic adventure. But you can't find magic just anywhere. It doesn't just grow like grass. It requires the right place and the right time— Or thyme, as the case may be. For at Mrs. Whiton's house, magic grows wild as the fragrant banks of thyme in her garden. Eliza insists that time doesn't grow, it flies—yet growing in the garden is olden time, future time, and common time. Or so says the Natterjack, the odd toadlike creature who presides over the garden and accompanies the kids on a series of perilous, hilarious, always unpredictable adventures. "Anything can happen," the Natterjack says with a wink, "when you have all the time in the world." read more
Grow your own beautiful mountain scene with this Magic Garden Kit. Comes with mountain, trees and flowers made of paper and a plas...tic base. Once you've assembled your paper garden, pour the magic garden solution on the paper. Within hours, the flowers bloom, the trees bud and snow appears on the mountain. This spectacular scene and its metamorphoses will entertain everyone young and old. Long lasting. read more
Travel to the Dream Garden to see a land with a magic fountain, animals, a prince, and a princess. Includes two figures, swan, pea...cock, unicorn, butterflies, tree, flowers, and other accessories. The fountain has a water spout that works with a hand... read more
The Creative Hands Foam Stickers come to you in various shapes, sizes and colors. These stickers are a wonderful option for 3D cra...ft projects at home, school or camp. The foam stickers can be used to decorate walls, magnets, mirrors, frames, books and many more fun places. They can also be personalized by writing or drawing on them with pens, markers or any alcohol-based ink products. These Creative Stickers, Magic Garden, are washable, as well, and are safe for use by children ages 4 and up. read more
My Fairy Garden Magical Cottage: Age Range: 4 years and upMy Fairy Garden Magical CottageAn adorable flower pot that's a welcoming... fairy home where Freya entertains friends and tends to her gardenThe set includes everything needed to set up a play area: flowerpot cottage with opening doors and terrace, tray, cottage furniture, toadstool, Freya the fairy, her chipmunk friend Hazel and gardening accessories and toolsAlso included are soil and quick-germinating seeds to get your garden startedChildren can add other flowers or plants if they want, tooIt's a fun growing and play set read more
Fantasy Fields Magic Garden 7-Drawer Cabinet: Prevention for drawers from falling outMaterial content: Mixture of MDF and Solid Wo...od (Eco-friendly)30-day warrantyModel# W-8987A read more
Bright colors, unique design and delightful details make the Teamson Kids Magic Garden Portable Mini Dollhouse simply irresistible.... Built-in carry handle for convenient room-to-room or travel portability. Comes with furniture for each of the 4 rooms. read more
Become a magical artist with Tiger Tribe's Magical Painting World. Fill your magic paintbrush with water and reveal the gorgeous i...llustrations brought to life with every brush-stroke! Ideal for portable play, each set contains 4 gorgeous paintings for... read more
Lark Books Magical Garden Giant Coloring Poster: When you are finished display your workThis package contains one 27-1/2" x 27-1/2..." coloring posterDisplay your own unique masterpiece! read more
Help create an enchanted kingdom for your little one with this Disney Sofia the First 3" Doll and Magic Garden. With it, kids can ...put their green thumb to the test. Children will be delighted as they help Princess Sofia plant flowers in her beautiful... read more
Crafted from solid wood and engineered woodHand carved and hand painted designSturdy and high quality constructionCoordinates with... Magic Garden CollectionIncludes velvet pillow and mattress to make playtime completeRecommended for ages 3 years and... read more
Just like the passing of the seasons, or the mysterious transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly, in this garden, everythi...ng is continually changing. With gorgeous illustrations and a beautiful story of a young girl discovering the marvels of nature, The Magic Garden is sure to delight young readers. At the end, the mysteries uncovered in the story are explained, so children can get their questions about the natural world answered, including sections on how bees make honey, why some animals camouflage themselves, and how a seed grows into a tree. Learning about nature has never been more enchanting! read more