It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Moms work hard to empower their daughters with positive affirmations to teach them that girls are not only fun, fierce and fearless, but they can also achieve anything they strive for in the future. In celebration of Women's History Month and the March 8 release of Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the most powerful character in the universe), we've rounded up a few of our favorite girl power gifts, including dynamic clothes, books and toys to give little superstars a power boost to shine and make the world a better place.
What parent isn't totally on board with finding the perfect train set to support their baby and big kid in building a love of locomotives, steam engines and freight cars? If your cute little conductor is driven by spending hours constructing and running rail cars while stimulating their imagination and improving cognitive skills, then we have the inside track on the best trains to entertain budding engineers of all ages. From stacking trains for toddlers to battery operated, electric and magnetic engines for more mature railroad enthusiasts (with many compatible tracks that can be expanded as your little one grows), there's something fun for every young train fan.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
There's no place like home, especially when you're a hot-selling doll with ownership of a dream dwelling. Dollhouses have not only grown in popularity but also in size with fab features that go well beyond imagination and square footage. Gone are the days of a simple small structure; the newest dollhouse styles make us want to shrink down, move in and live bigger than life. From Barbie's Dreamhouse to Elsa's super cool Frozen castle, check out our roundup of new dollhouses that not only have the cutest curb appeal but clean house when it comes to fun!
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!
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
Add to your Calico world with this Calico Critters Bed & Comforter Set. The Calico Critters Bed & Comforter Set includes a single ...bed with a soft mattress and is large enough to accommodate adult sized figure. The set features a pillow and quilt with a... read more
5 Calico Critters Blind Bags for an additional 10% off rollback price
Stella, the Hopscotch Rabbit older sister works in town and designs beautiful dresses.She knows that everyone loves flowers and bi...rthstones, so she uses those in her designs so that every customer can find a dress that suits them perfectly.She always... read more
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Two new additions to the otter family are cradled close to mom and dad in this adorable family of four. From Calico Critters.
The Calico Critters Splashy Otter Father likes going out with the family. Splashy Otter Mother is always smiling and is always giv...ing out praise. A word of praise from Mother leaves everyone feeling great. Splashy Otter Cradled Baby Girl loves looking... read more
INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS Calico Critters Hopper Kangaroo Family Set
Father Harry drives all the children to the nursery in the double-decker school bus. He is a very safe driver and enjoys making th...e children laugh with his funny jokes. Mother Hilda is a teacher in the Forest Nursery. She is also a fantastic play... read more
Toy Poodle Family - Doll House by Calico Critters (CC1735)
Mother, Georgina loves to make gelato from the fruits that are in season. She even comes up with new ways to serve it! Everyone is... always saying her gelato is delicious. Father, Theodore is very good at giving directions. No matter where the villagers... read more
Delight your child with this adorable Calico Critters Outback Koala Family. This set of four cuties includes a mom, dad and two ch...ildren. The mother, Sheila owns her own eco-friendly shop. The father, Bruce is the leader of the Cloverleaf Corners... read more
Kids can enjoy playful fun with the International Playthings Calico Critters Sandy Cat Family. Father Simon is very athletic and p...lays all different kinds of sports. He teaches critter children how to swim during the week. Mother Sandra is a famous... read more
Delight your child with this adorable Calico Critters Yellow Labrador Family. It includes a mom, dad and two kids. Mother Lucy tea...ches math at the Cloverleaf Corners Elementary School. Father Barker runs his own business as a photographer. Brother... read more
The International Playthings Calico Critters Ellwoods Elephant Family makes a wonderful gift for your favorite toy enthusiast. Eac...h one comes dressed in cute clothing. These elephant figures include the father, mother, sister and brother so you can... read more
Calico Critters Pickleweeds Hedgehog Family condition: New MPN: CC1923Brand: Calico CrittersEAN: 0020373219236
WHAT'S INCLUDED Mother Savannah Chipmunk Father John Chipmunk Sister Sarah Chipmunk Brother Dominic Chipmunk Ages 3 years & older ...Model no. 179898 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: unisex. Age Group: kids. read more
Father Russell is always very cheerful and happy. He loves going on picnics with his family in the park. He makes the best sandwic...hes! Mother Rufina is an amazing baker and makes the most delicious desserts! Her specialties include strawberry shortcake... read more
"Add to you Calico family with this Calico Critters Marshmallow Mouse Family. Collectible Marshmallow Mouse family have white and ...pink fur and cute little mouse ears Set includes: Father, Mother, Brother and Sister WHAT'S INCLUDED 4 posabe figures with... read more
Add a charming element to playtime with the adorable Calico Critters Silk Cat Family. These flexible dolls come with jointed arms ...and legs and heads that turn easily for poseable fun. The collectible cat family consists of Johnny and Holly who are the... read more
Kids can add the Calico Critters Sweetpea Rabbit Family to their collection. It features mother, father, sister and brother rabbit...s. Each of the rabbit dolls has a realistic design with eyes and large ears. The father and brother have shirts and... read more
Mother, Carol is very polite and sweet to everyone she meets. She often teaches her children good manners. They are always on thei...r best behavior! Father, Arthur is the mayor of Calico Village. He is very thoughtful and is always looking out for... read more
Calico Critter families can spend happy vacations together travelling in their very own Caravan Family Camper. Over 35 pieces Crit...ters & Cherry Cruise car, which the Family Camptr can pull, are not included WHAT'S INCLUDED Camper Round table Plates,... read more
Bring your child's playroom to life with the Calico Critters Marshmallow Mouse Family. It has four pieces included so your kid can... even play with a friend. The Calico Critters mouse family has a compact size that makes it easy for children to play... read more
Add to your Calico world with this Calico Critters Woolly Alpaca Family. The Calico Critters Woolly Alpaca Family is a family of 4... who all have laid back and calm personalities. Woolly Alpaca Father is skilled at knitting and loves listening to music.... read more
Father Phil is a famous botanist and spends his days in the forest. He likes discovering new plants and flowers. He brings his wif...e home a bouquet of beautiful flowers every day. Mother Kemely is a famous artist in Calico Village. She especially loves... read more