Tampa Bay, Florida is loaded with great people, exciting places, and fascinating history. Explore the city through the eyes of local children and learn about all the things that make Tampa Bay such a special place. Written by local seventh grader Noelle Schneider, Tampa Bay from A to Z is filled with historical facts and fun trivia about the city they call home. Young readers will enjoy the rhyming and colorful illustrations while older students will undoubtedly leaome. Young readers will enjoy the rhyming and colorful illustrations while older students will undoubtedly learn a thing or two about their hometown. The illustrations were created by current and former patients of All Children's Hospital in ST> Petersburg and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa. The production of this book has been graciously sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida s Florida Blue. Its support allows all sales proceeds to benefit the two participating children's hospitals. Tampa Bay from A to Z is part of the A to Z Series® published by Books by Kids. All books in the series are educational in nature, benefit non-profit organizations, and are illustrated and written in part by children.… read more
Your little one deserves the coziest, comfiest place to sleep—and you deserve a style that you love. We've compiled a list of the best crib bedding, made of baby-friendly materials, in a range of cute and trendy designs to complete your new baby's nursery space. Whether you're looking for baby girl crib bedding, baby boy crib bedding or gender neutral crib bedding with adorable woodland creatures, you'll find sets you love from retailers you know and trust, like Target, Wayfair, Pottery Barn Kids and more.
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
Maternity coats get a bad rap for being unflattering, boxy and bulky to wear—but we promise it's not true. Whether you need a lightweight maternity workout jacket, a puffy parka for playing in the snow or a timeless trench coat to take from work to the weekend, we have you covered, literally! Bundle that baby up with our selection of quality, stylish winter coats designed to fit your growing bump.
Get ready to bump up your pregnancy wardrobe! If you're wondering where to buy maternity clothes that are stylish and flow seamlessly into your existing wardrobe, you're in luck! Retailers like Target, Seraphine, ASOS, Nordstrom and even Amazon all carry fashion-forward maternity clothes designed with the modern mama in mind. That means you can find maternity tops, dresses, leggings and more clothing essentials, including plus sizes, that won't have you sacrificing style for comfort. Below, we've rounded up some of the best places to buy maternity clothes, plus some of our favorite pieces from each store. Happy shopping!
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
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.
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From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
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.
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
This accessible, easy-to-follow book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The straight...forward text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things. The images are clear and perfectly illustrate the text, showing that animals and humans are not all that different. For the reader with a curiosity about nature, this book will be a welcome addition. read more
This book follows Joshua’s gorge walking adventure. Follow Joshua’s journey of facing fears and worries as he overcomes them to ac...hieve the goal of ascending a river gorge on his own. The book is a fun learning resource for children who are reluctant to learning. It includes fun facts and interactive work sheets. read more
Exceptionally popular since its publication in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is widely regarded as the first English novel. Our eponymous ...hero finds himself shipwrecked on an African desert island after a tumultuous storm, and following the realisation that he is the only survivor, is faced with the prospect of years of isolation. However, he throws his energy into familiarising himself with his new habit: he hunts, learns how to make pottery and even adopts a parrot. After encountering a group of cannibals, Robinson Crusoe finally finds a companion. A thrilling adventure for younger listeners, made thoroughly accessible through Roy McMillan's retelling, which uses Defoe's words in the main, simplifying and clarifying them at certain points. read more
Jane and Friends put an end to bullying, low self-esteem, and self-hate by speaking kind words to each other and about themselves!... This book is great for encouraging your children stop using ugly words and speak Kindness from A to Z! read more
A delightful book that uses the alphabet to introduce children to some of the wonderful people, places, and things that make up th...e great state of Wyoming. read more
Time for your children to learn alphabets? Why not have them learn it in a more meaningful way? The ABC of Endangered Species-this... book will inspire your children to love animals and our planet. read more
Madagascar from A to Z is a children’s alphabet book written in English and translated into Malagasy. This colorful picture book f...eatures the endemic fauna and flora of Madagascar, and provides for children an engaging introduction to protecting these natural wonders. The book evolved from a project undertaken in an undergraduate honors course at the University of Florida to an international partnership over the two years it took to complete. Published by the Library Press at UF, the book exemplifies a deep collaboration among the library, undergraduates, library faculty, and Malagasy colleagues. read more
Come along on a magical exploration of the world's most exotic destinations, both near and far. Spark your imagination by embarkin...g on this unique reading adventure. Each stop along the way, young readers learn about the fascinating cultures, peoples, and history that make up this incredibly diverse planet we lovingly call Earth. read more
What if I told you that most jarred baby food comes from genetically modified ingredients, and contain loads of pesticides? What i...f I told you that the reason your baby is constantly hungry is because baby can’t derive any nutrients from processed, heated and treated, pre-packaged foods like cheerios, crackers, puffs and the like? Now, what if I also told you that baby can eat REAL food just like you, and what if I told you that it will save you money on your grocery bill not buying all that pre-packaged baby food, and what if I told you it’s as simple as ABC? In this quick, easy read, I will outline 26 foods, that you can prepare simply and easily with ingredients you may even already have on hand a create a healthy, happy, calm child. You will learn why and how certain prepackaged baby foods can harm baby, and learn how to prepare real, simple whole foods to create strong bones, immunity, and good brain development for your precious little one. read more
Moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas treasure the sweet times of sitting and reading with their beloved toddler or preschooler. Th...e stack of favorite books lies close at hand. Read it again, please! is often heard. Merry Menagerie Animal Antics from A to Z will make it to that favorite pile of books to be read again and again. Artist Angie Pickman has written a delightful alphabet book with animals from armadillo to zebra frolicking and playing across the pages. Illustrating the silly capers of the animals are visually stunning graphics. The original artwork is cut from paper with charming detail engaging and delighting young readers and adults alike. Renowned for using the centuries-old art of paper cutting, Angie introduces early learners to the alphabet. Merry Menagerie is a collection of whimsical illustrations designed to teach the alphabet. The bold graphics and simple format are perfect for toddlers to discover and learn basic alphabetical concepts, while the stylish visuals are attractive and interesting for audiences of all ages. Its timeless style will make this book enjoyable for generations to come. Merry Menagerie is a way for admirers of Angie's art to acquire a whole collection of her work in one beautifully printed book. read more
Connecting tactile activities to abstract ideas stimulates brain function in young children. When children under age five trace sa...ndpaper letters, they associate a given letter with a concrete gesture internally. This association fosters more connections in different parts of the brain, rendering the child's mind nimbler. The acrostic poem accompanying each letter is designed to be read by an adult. These poems introduce the child to a famous site and physical activity. The letters of the alphabet thus become part of an exploration of nature, culture, and traditions. Tracing leads the way to a discovery of the world. read more
Excerpt from Doughboy Dope: From a to ZWe met through being in the same Army. Otherwise we never have got acquainted!About the Pub...lisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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
Like the New York Times bestselling Smash! Crash! and Truckery Rhymes, this truck-tastic alphabet adventure is full of creativity,... fun, and truck-loving action!Honk if you love trucks—and get ready to play with your As, Bs, and construction Cs! This rollicking, boisterous, bold, concept picture book features your favorite Trucktown friends as they race around town, pointing out quirky items and actions that incorporate all the letters of the alphabet. Rev your engines and get ready for rowdy fun from A to Z! read more
It’s storming outside! As boredom sets in, imagination takes over for two siblings as they decide to explore the world of animals ...for the day. Traveling through the alphabet, they experience the comical life of a camel strolling through the desert, roam the African jungle with gorillas and swim with whales in the ocean. Your child will love experiencing the silly antics of many species in the animal kingdom. Page by page, they will be captivated with the bold and colorful illustrations. If it’s storming where you live, accompany brother and sister on this imaginary animal journey and giggle your way through the alphabet, one letter at a time! read more
We are born learners. Each person has a signature way of learning; gathering, processing, interpreting and applying what they see,... hear, smell, taste and touch. Thus, the most precious gift we can give our children is the freedom to explore. Learning peaks when minds are free to imagine. Stimulating a child's learning by providing an environment that is rich in color, content and curiosity provides the initial foundation for a solid start to early education. This book is designed to be a different journey each time it is read. Whether learning to read basic sentences, identifying letters, developing word association, or identifying colors and shapes our children's minds are set free to roam and explore. read more
SILVER MEDAL WINNER, 2008 Moonbeam Children's Book AwardsColorful poems and lush illustrations invite children to explore and expe...rience their world through the sounds around them. The book begins with acorns cracking under bicycle wheels and ends with zippers on sleeping bags zipping during a family camping trip. In between are flapping wings, snapping icicles, popping corn, and more. Children are encouraged to listen more closely to the sounds in their everyday lives, imagine sounds they haven't yet heard, experiment with creating sounds, and even sharpen their listening skills. Written in verse with an appealing variety of rhymes and rhythms, Sounds will delight both children and adults. read more
Children's Virtues by Melissa Jones, will teach your child the importance of 26 Virtues such as ethics, forgiveness, thankfulness,... and so much more! Your child will love the characters, stories, and lessons taught in Children's Virtues. They also will be simultaneously learning the alphabet and important character building traits! read more
Expressing the passion felt for pets using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and infor...mative text, this tribute to cats explores the feline obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts about the intelligent, affectionate, complicated, and independent pets that curl up in laps and bound through the house with elegant acrobatics. read more
Using the names of animals that start with letters in the alphabet in rhyme, making each story silly and easy to remember the alph...abet.It is an instructional book but one which is cleverly disguised as a rhyming, animal book. children will unknowingly learn the alphabet, be introduced to animals new and known, and pick up the subtleties of rhyme. read more
The alphabet comes to zooming, vrooming life with vehicles for every letter, A to Z! A big, boxy bus drives up for letter B, a kay...ak floats by for letter K, and a rocket blasts off for letter R. A fun and thrilling range of planes, trains, automobiles, and more take readers on a ride through this charming early-learning book.Beloved picture book author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrator Daniel Kirk join forces for another classic rhyming story for every fan of things that go! read more
What do you see from A to Z, is a children's book that focuses on early learners learning the alphabet through photography.
Multiple themes for every letter in the alphabet! This great resource for preschool teachers includes over 500 fun, theme based ac...tivities for preshool learning centers. From ants to zebras, this book includes multiple themes for every letter of the alphabet. read more
Join the Trucktown crew as they build the biggest play fort Trucktown has ever seen! Jack Truck, Dump Truck Dan, Max, Rosie, and t...he rest of the gang smash, bash and crunch their way through the junkyard finding building materials from A to Z in this all new Trucktown adventure! This padded board book is perfect for the youngest of Trucktown fans! read more
This charming collection of collective nouns flash cards is colorful, whimsical, and sophisticated, and can also be used as decora...tive wall art. read more