Who is Santa Claus, really and truly? When a child asks that question for the first time, or learns the supposed "truth" about him, how can we respond so that they don't lose their inherent idealism to cynicism? Santa Claus's Secret Name gives the answer that will keep Santa Claus real for the rest of your life.
Think picking the perfect LEGO collection for your creative kid is simply a snap? With so many collectible sets available in stores, it can be challenging to select the right one. We've rounded up the best new 2019 kits launching just in time for the February release of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. From colorful Duplo sets for baby to cool construction kits and LEGO Technic sets for bigger builders, check out these entertaining LEGO sets guaranteed to engage active imaginations of boys and girls of all ages with hours of constructive play — even Mom and Dad can get into the action!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and your little angel will be dressed to impress in these fab, festive dress designs on the big day! We've rounded up the sweetest jumpers and stylish holiday party dresses in pretty plaids and shimmering metallics and for girls of all ages to shine bright and spread some holiday cheer this season.
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
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.
Giving a child a gift customized with their name feels extra special—especially when their names are hard to find on gift shop toy racks. Little kids and big kids alike love the special time and attention that goes into something that's been customized just for them! That's why we've put together this adorable selection of personalized toys and gift ideas for the special child in your life.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
Advent calendars are special calendars used to count down the days until Christmas. Advent calendars for kids usually feature small candies, toys and other treats to help them get excited in anticipation of the holiday season. We've rounded up some of the best advent calendars for kids this year, from iconic children's brands like Play-Doh, Disney and LEGO.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
You gotta catch 'em all! The highly anticipated live action film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th, and fans are already eager to get their hands on movie merchandise. But what keeps kids and parents so passionate about the famous Japanese characters? "The ever-expanding Pokémon franchise has been a beacon for kids and kids at heart since the original video games launched more than 20 years ago," says J.C. Smith, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing of The Pokémon Company International. "Since its introduction, the beloved animation series, the ever-popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon GO and a wide variety of video games and apps have offered fans a variety of ways to engage with our iconic collection of Pokémon like Pikachu. With its family-friendly messages of sportsmanship, friendship and community, Pokémon is a brand that parents know and trust."
It is this reason that longtime gaming fans and new Pokémon lovers are buzzing about the soon-to-be-released feature film. "Pokémon is on the same level as Super Mario Bros. and Pac-Man," adds James Zahn, Toy Expert and Senior Editor of The Pop Insider. "It's never gone away, and it's constantly being reinvented to stay fresh and relevant. When Detective Pikachu was announced, there was a collective eyebrow raised at the prospect of Ryan Reynolds playing a version of the iconic yellow creature. When that first trailer hit, audiences could see exactly why he's perfect for the part. It's so absurd that it's genius. This will be a great chance for parents and kids to connect at the movies." And for those die-hard fans, we've rounded up the latest Pokémon launches and hot-sellers that will soon be flying off store shelves. We guarantee that super-sleuth Pikachu fans won't have to search hard to find these fun pieces!
Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
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Flutterby is a delightful conversation between a boy and a butterfly about the life cycle of butterflies. Mispronunciations and mi...sconceptions are corrected in a humorous manner in which listeners and readers will be encouraged to interact with the text. Science vocabulary and concepts are subtly taught. Themes of self-acceptance, friendship, kindness, the wonder of creation, and acceptance of others' mistakes shine through. Flutterby is perfect for lap reading or classroom use. read more
A little boy and two dragons discover what really matters about friendship in this charming picture book from the author of Me Wan...t Pet and Mostly Monsterly.With scissors and tape a boy transforms himself into…a dragon! “ROAR!” he says. He is BIG. He is SCARY. Well, not really. When two dragons come over for a play date, what on earth will these three find to do together? The boy doesn’t have big teeth and he can’t breathe fire. He is just a boy. And the dragons can’t eat ice cream or do cartwheels. They are just dragons. Luckily, the dragons care more about what they all can do together, like make silly faces and do the funky monkey dance. What they really care about is being friends. With simple, humorous text and classic, expressive line illustrations, Roar! is fun, short, and ready to be shared again and again. read more
Santa Clause Plush ToyA musical way to celebrate this holiday season!These toys are made of soft and durable plush in bright holid...ay colors that plays a favorite Christmas tune.Sound chip inside dog toy requires no batteries.Santa plays "Santa Claus is... read more
All that young children need to play six silly and entertaining board games in a cleverly designed box OKIDO’s Let’s play a game p...acks six re-imagined, classic board games into one box, which opens to reveal six pop-out colored counters and an integrated, numbered spinner that functions as a die. Inside a wallet are three folding double-sided game boards. The simple rules for each game are printed on the inside of the lid, and the entire game is printed on durable card and is suitable for two to six players. The games include: Space Race (steer your rocket through outer-space obstacles back to Earth); Noisy Game (make body noises as you match them with their body parts); Slither and Climb (go up and down as you meet all the animals); Ready, Steady, Disco! (follow the actions to make dance sequences); and Superbuzz! (how long will you fly between the flowers before you get eaten by a bear or caught in a spiderweb?). The boisterous games also help children (age 4+) at pre-school, school, and at home with mathematics, coordination, and matching and sorting skills. Illustrated in color throughout read more
The Secret Agent Notebook, Fun Play JournalFor Boys & Girls: A simple, quality ruled 110 page notebook for kids with imagination w...ho like to play dress-up or dream of being a Secret Agent, Special Agent, a Spy, Detective, Special Investigator or related fields. Present them with their very own unique themed notebook. The perfect costume accessory or fun gift for Christmas, birthdays and all occasions!Encourage your kids to write!Journals and notebooks are a great way to encourage young children to develop the habit of writing and explore their creative side with good old pen, pencil and paper. Many young children are failing to develop the required muscular dexterity and control for effective writing due to too much screen-time on responsive devices and tablets. Themed notebooks that inspire their passions and interests are a wonderful way to encourage them to start writing, journalling, doodling, drawing. Help them have some quiet creative time, be more focused, less distracted and take a break from apps, games and tech devices fighting for their attention.Use this notebook for fun games, as a costume accessory at birthday parties, Halloween, school plays, dress-up events and throughout the year. Adults can of course buy these too as an accessory for any dress-up occasion, as a fun gag at the office, for work or play.The perfect little thoughtful gift or stocking-filler idea this Christmas for anyone who dreams of being a Secret Agent!Features:Themed title page with space for the owner to write their name110 page lined NotebookBeautifully Printed Gloss CoverPlease see our other Journals and Notebooks for more fun themes and variations, for kids and adults too! read more
Upstream from the urban center unicorns and urchins compete in a unicycle competition. Number 21 in a series of ABC alliterative s...tories, "Uh-oh, Uncle Unruh" emphasizes each letter "u" or "U" with a bold font. Children will enjoy the fun story while learning the many uses of the letter “U” and finding the hidden letter in each picture. read more
"Liven up your holiday with POP! Santa and POP! Santa with lights from Disneys the Santa Clause. Funko POP! Disney Santa clause co...llectors set 1 includes Santa Clause & Santa Clause w/ lights. Figures stand 3.75" tall. POP! Vinyl figures are ideal for... read more
A game of wits and tricks is what excites you most in a day. Grab and wear this shirt if you're an ultimate lover of bridge and sh...are this shirt with your playmates. This graphic shirt is also a great wear for family and friends who love card games. Our bridge shirts are a perfect gift idea for your fellow bridge players or any bridge player friend. Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem read more
An all-new The Secret Life of Pets 2 full-color picture book based on the movie The Secret Life of Pets 2, in theaters June 7, 201...9! Includes punch-out cards and over 30 stickers!Reunite with Max, Gidget, and all of the pet co-stars in this all-new full-color picture book based on The Secret Life of Pets 2. It also features punch-out cards and over 30 stickers to add to the fun. The Secret Life of Pets 2 picks up where the summer 2016 blockbuster--about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day--left off. The film will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and director Chris Renaud (The Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax). read more
Playing games is the best part of growing up. Help kids tap into their playful imaginations with 101 Games to Play Before You Grow... Up, the ultimate handbook for kids that introduces tons of games to play by themselves or with friends and family! Offering an extensive list of games, from classic favorites such as H.O.R.S.E., Simon Says, and Handball to quirky card and board games such as Pandemic and Spoons, your children will get up, get outside, and never get bored.101 Games to Play Before You Grow Up features both indoor and outdoor games for rainy or snowy days. With so many ways to play, kids will always have something new to do! read more
"InterPlay brings a fresh new twist to the classic 5-in-a-row game! On your turn, you may: Insert a new peg, hollow cylinder or so...lid cylinder into any vacant game space; Share an opponent's space using either a peg inside a hollow cylinder, or vice versa; Reposition any peg of your color once all 10 of your pegs are in play; or Reposition any cylinder of your color once all 8 of your cylinders are in play. Be first to make any one of three symmetrical ""five-in-a-row"" formations to win! Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult." read more
The Game of Life and How to Play It
A Tenrec named Trey (and other odd lettered animals that like to play), offers a playful look into the lives of some of the amazin...g animals from the animal kingdom. Written in beautiful poetic lines, A Tenrec named Trey teaches great life lessons to kids of all ages using fun rhyming verse. Featuring fun and unique characters like Velma Quinn the Valley Quail and Wade the Water Dragon, A Tenrec named Trey is sure to delight young readers and encourage them to read these stories over and over. Stories include: Velma Quinn the Valley Quail Trey the Tenrec Uberto the Umbrella Cockatoo Ella the Vulture Wade the Water Dragon Tish the X-Ray Fish Yago the Yellow Banded Poison Dart Frog Zach and Zoe the Zebu. read more
"An introduction to the basics of programming with Scratch. Provides instructions to create 25 different games that teach core cod...ing fundamentals such as loops, variables, and functions, as well as open-ended exercises"-- read more
A boy and his pet dragon make friends at the playground.
The Game of Life and How to Play It
A Fun Guessing Game Book for 2-5 Year Old's Can you find everything? You’ll soon discover how fun this "I Spy Everything!" book ac...tually is!Inside The Book:26 picture puzzles52 pagesLots of Fun read more
Over 300 exciting games and sports that make everyone a winner; games are coded for age ranges and for smaller or larger groups; g...ames suitable for the disabled are indicated; games of all sorts: arty, sporty, party, games, traditional games from all over the world read more
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, n...otations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as... read more
100-player hangman games for you to enjoy
All the elves grew to love Santa; they looked forward to his walks through the woods every day. One day Santa came through the woo...ds as usual, but he wasn’t singing; he could barely walk, and soon he fell to the ground near Shaddai. The elves gasped for breath, not sure what was wrong with their favorite human, Santa. read more
Cats and dogs guess Meow name is an exciting guessing game for children ages 5-10 to play on the go. Players ask Yes or no questio...ns, guess the other players character, and win! Sturdy game boards feature 18 adorable cats and dogs sporting a variety of fun accessories. With dry erase markers, no loose pieces and easy clean up, there's no hassle playing in the car, train, plane, or at home! read more
A boy and his pet dragon play soccer with friends and learn that winning isn't everything.