Are you passionate about animals and believe that they deserve respect, compassion and understanding? Do you believe that it is important that people understand that animals are sentient, feeling beings? Or, does it pique your curiosity to see how animals enjoy and manipulate art materials? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, please consider purchasing this book! Titled: "You Can't Make an Elephant Paint: Animals Who Create," this book features ader purchasing this book! Titled: "You Can't Make an Elephant Paint: Animals Who Create," this book features animals such as Hong the elephant who paints realistic self-portraits, Congo the chimpanzee who created more than 400 drawings and paintings, and Cholla the mustang who loves to paint on an easel set up in his pasture. The stories and illustrations in this book even present dolphins, orangutans, dogs, pigs, and goats who handle brushes in order to create. The book features 14 two-page spreads that describe how the animal creates (left hand page) and a graphite and watercolor image of the animal with a copy of their work inside their body. On the left hand page, I also include questions that elicit aesthetic discussion about the creative process. These questions are designated with a question mark. Examples of questions are: If a person sets up the art project is the person the artist? Or, is the animal the artist or is it a collaboration between the two? Another example of a question is: If the animal's work resembles that of a professional or famous artist, should the work be valued the same? Or, should the work be valued less or perhaps more? These pages will also feature websites and other resources to do further research. This information will be designated by a pawprint symbol. The remainder of the book presents organizations who use art to help animals. Groups such as the Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project (AEACP) and Metro Meteor the Painting Racehorse who funds New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program ( a group who rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes ex racehorses) are also featured.… read more
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.
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.
Shhh...baby is asleep! Sound and white noise machines are a must-have for little ones and light sleepers. They're an excellent tool to help develop sleeping routines and provide soothing sounds while blocking loud noises to quietly calm your child. Backed by pediatricians and certified sleep specialists, the benefit of introducing a sound machine early on to your infant is to create a, "womb-like white noise that actually activates a calming reflex in the baby, which helps promote sleep," says Dr. Harvey Karp, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. "It also reduces waking from outside distractions like noises and lights and internal disturbances like gas and mild hunger."
When shopping for the best machine, parents should be on the lookout for a unit that blocks disturbing sounds, especially during naptime. "Sound machines help drown out the noise we can't control, this is especially important during the daytime when most outside noises occur (i.e. cars driving by, dogs barking etc)," observes Certified Child Sleep Consultant Susete Pinto. However, doctors and sleep professionals caution against keeping a loud sound machine near your sleeping baby. Always maintain the noise levels at 50 A-weighted decibels while never keeping the device too close to the crib. "I generally recommend a noise level similar to what a hair dryer or vacuum might produce," say Dr. Karp.
Sweet as a lullaby and the best method for blocking out boisterous household and outdoor noises, our top picks of sound machines will work to calm even the most restless little sleepers. Get ready to make some noise! Wait, on second thought, let's sound off on comforting white noises to soothe your sweet babe.
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.
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 first-time parent, you are trying to figure out the best products that make life with baby easier to manage. After all, your life was just turned upside down and all the things you used to rely on before, just won't cut it now with this little person in your life, in fact you will need a whole new set of "stuff" just for the baby. You'll be super sleep-deprived and have lost count of how many diapers you've changed in 24 hours. Being a new parent isn't going to be easy, so anything that will help you along your parenting journey is definitely worth checking out. Babies need a lot of stuff and finding the right stuff can make all the difference from day to day. From finding the perfect temperature for baby's bath to getting rid of nasty boogers (in a way you probably never imaged), these products are multi-purpose and life-changing!
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!
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.
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.
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
Not everyone needs to get dressed. A beloved favorite is now a Classic Board Book, with new illustrations!Animals should definitel...y not wear clothing….because a snake would lose it, a billy goat would eat it for lunch, and it would always be wet on a walrus! This popular book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett shows the very youngest why animals’ natural clothing is perfect just as it is. Now with new illustrations that retain the charming quality of the originals but give this edition a fresh look, this beloved story is available as a Classic Board Book for the very first time. read more
Sidhe cannot make themselves visible to all. They are shape-changers; they can grow small or grow large, they can take what shape ...they choose; they appear as men or women wearing clothes of many colours, of today or of some old forgotten fashion, or they are seen as bird or beast, or as a barrel or a flock of wool. They go by us in a cloud of dust; they are as many as the blades of grass. They are everywhere; their home is in the forths, the lisses, the ancient round grass-grown mounds. There are thorn-bushes they gather near and protect; if they have a mind for a house like our own they will build it up in a moment. They will remake a stone castle, battered by Cromwell smen, if it takes their fancy, filling it with noise and lights. Their own; country is Tir-nan-O gthe Country of the Young. It is under the ground or under the sea, or it may not be far from any of us. As to their food, they will use common things left for them on the hearth or outside the threshold, cold potatoes it may be, or a cup of water or of milk.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
Big Bear patiently soothes restless Little Bear in their cozy nighttime cave."I don't like the dark," said Little Bear."What dark?..." said Big Bear."The dark all around us," said Little Bear.In this tender account of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bear that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren't enough to quell Little Bear's troubled emotions, Big Bear offers€”in a final loving gesture€”nothing less than the bright yellow moon and the twinkling stars! More comforting than even the best of lullabies, this bedtime story is destined to become a classic.Candlewick Storybook Animation packages include:* A full-color hardcover picture book* A dual-disk DVD/CD with full animated story and two audio read-alongversions of the text €” one with page-turn prompts* A full-color poster, plus a sheet of reusable stickers! read more
Hunt for those who would take sides against the family. Godfather: An Offer You Can't Refuse is a mafia-style, deductive party gam...e based off the iconic film trilogy by Francis Ford Coppola, and starring Marlin Brando as Don Corleone. In the card game, players will play as either members of the Corleone crime family, or undercover cops trying to end their reign. Played out over several rounds, the tension of the game comes in trying to figure out who's on which side, and never knowing when you might receive an offer you can't refuse! read more
When bedtime comes Little Bear is afraid of the dark, until Big Bear brings him lights and love
"I don't like the dark," said Little Bear."What dark?" said Big Bear."The dark all around us," said Little Bear. In this tender ac...count of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bear that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren't enough to quell Little Bear's troubled emotions, Big Bear offers--in a final loving gesture--nothing less than the bright yellow moon and the twinkling stars! More comforting than even the best of lullabies, this bedtime story is destined to become a classic. read more
"I don't like the dark," said Little Bear."What dark?" said Big Bear."The dark all around us," said Little Bear.In this tender acc...ount of a sleepless night in the bear cave, Big Bear sets out with all his patience and understanding to show Little Bear that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. When all the lanterns in the cave aren't enough to quell Little Bear's troubled emotions, Big Bear offers—in a final loving gesture—nothing less than the bright yellow moon and the twinkling stars! More comforting than even the best of lullabies, this bedtime story is destined to become a classic. read more
Sweet and inspirational board book for baby Authors: Charlotte Christie and Cee Biscoe 9W x 9H Paperboard Wipe clean Imported. Chi...ldren's Wear - Infant Toys And Gifts > Saks Fifth Avenue. Jellycat. read more
"I Can't Wait to Meet You" is a picture story book about a young couple hoping to start a famliy. Eventually, they turn to in vitr...o fertilization (IVF) to conceive. It is told in a light-hearted and spirited way, meant for young IVF boys and girls who are curious about how they came into the world. read more
From the Best-Selling Illustrator of BUDDY: THE MOTOCROSS BIKE and author of INFINITE TRAVELS: KIDS HISTORY SERIES, comes BOOK NUM...BER ONE OF THE ANIMAL CUTENESS SERIES, a wonderful poetic story of a landlubber hippo named Jim and his struggle to overcome the fear of becoming a swimmer with the help of bubbly and optimistic female friend. read more
Follow along on a young girl s journey as she wonders Why Can t You Look Like Me of those around her. She is an African American g...irl adopted transracially and feels like she doesn t fit in, even within her own family. This tender book shows how seeing others that look like you can give your child the inner strength to believe in himself/herself and not what others say. read more
Black Inventions: You Can’t Touch That: is a sample of major inventions by African Americans. It is a very small sample of the con...tributions of people of color. Some, African American youth, if not exposed to their history, find it hard to believe that they are gifted and have God- given talents. This is due, solely, to socialization. This book is expected to improve self-esteem and motivate youth to use their God-given gifts. Koppelman, Kent ( 2014) states, “Race is not a scientific concept but a social reality dictated by the color of one’s skin, even though skin color as a basis for human categorization is absurd. African Americans are identified as black, yet the skin color for many African Americans is more accurately described a brown. Contrary to the racist term “redskin” the skin color for Native Americans is not red. Yellow is an inaccurate description of skin color of those of Asian heritage. ……….The concept of race is both easy and difficult to discuss. Most Americans believe they know the meaning of the term, yet we have no specific set of racial categories acceptable to the scientific community.”Koppelman, K. L. (2014). Understanding Human Differences Multicultural Education for a Diverse America. New York, NY: Pearson read more
This is a humorous story about one boy’s determination in the face of adversity. Young Gregor MacDonald is thrilled when he receiv...es a set of bagpipes for his birthday. Now he can be just like Granddad. However, each time he starts to play, an awful noise comes out―“honk-eeyyoww!” And each time, he hears the same angry cry: “You can’t play here!” Poor Gregor goes from house to loch, to barn and to hillside, disturbing people until he finds acceptance in the most unlikely place. (Ages 3–6) read more
The world is full of so many beautiful and wonderful things to see, discover, meet and experience. All of this lays ahead for a ne...wborn. Can't Wait to Show You the World brings us back to the beauty of discovering and appreciating all of the little things in our world that we come to take for granted. Having children brings us back to enjoying these all over again. read more
There are countless times we want to try something exciting, new, or challenging, but there's a four letter word that cripples eve...ryone's attempt to venture out: can't. It's an easy word to use that can stop us before we even start. Doug is your average elephant who likes art, running, and school but has a hard time attaching action to thoughts. Journey along with Doug, and see how exciting and encouraging life can become when you decide to live with the motto "I can" read more
Clink, clink, clink, clink...Clink, clink, clinkity... Money saved in a bank makes your brain think-thinkity! Children are fascina...ted by moneyhow it looks, feels, smells, and most of all, what it buys. And Pete is no exception. The rhymed verse describes how Pete saves his allowance, spends too much of it, has second thoughts, and starts over. Young readers will not only applaud Pete's decisions, but join him in his computations as he saves, spends, and strategizes over future purchases. The lively combination of fact and fiction, plus humorous art, will prove both thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable. read more
Shopkins Jumbo Playing Cards for kids. Shopkins card game features favorite Shopkins characters and art from the show Shopkin card...s come with instructions for Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Rummy, Snap and more. Perfect for Shopkins party supplies and party... read more
With touch and feel textures and rollicking rhymes to read, this book of cute baby animals makes a perfect gift for baby! Featurin...g a different texture on each page, this adorable book will stimulate your child's senses and encourage their imagination. read more
The bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance is now a board book!Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants ...nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness. read more
This title in the You Can't . . . series explores the kinds of homes animals live in and compares these with people houses. Fascin...ating facts, punctuated by humorous poems, feature animals whose bodies create their home and those that live in nests, burrows, dens, etc. read more
"If you like Dr. Seuss, Sesame Street and Reading Rainbow you'll love DOG CAN'T ADD!" Jill T. In her second Children's Book, desti...ned to become a classic, Author Kathleen Randolph tells the story of DOG to inspire kids everywhere to learn to love math. read more
This title provides a fun and informative look at brains—insect brains, bird brains, dog brains, monkey brains, and our brains—and... how they have each adapted to particular survival needs. This complex subject is made not only understandable but fascinating, and sometimes even funny! read more