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.
Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
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.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
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.
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.
Looking for a durable, comfortable gaming headset at a great price? Look no further! We've combed through all the options from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target to bring you the best-reviewed gaming headphone and mic sets out there. From Turtle Beach to Logitech to Razer, these sporty and stylish headsets have amazing sound quality, feel comfy after hours of game play and, best of all, cost under $100. Shop our top picks below.
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.
You may not be looking forward to the ridiculously low temps this year, but don't let that keep your kids from enjoying the winter weather. Bundle them up in style with cold-weather gear from Abercrombie Kids. The selection of coats, sweaters, scarves and more — including a velvet puffer, sequined unicorn sweater and Star Wars hoodie — will keep them looking cool and feeling comfy and warm all winter long. Shop our favorite looks below, and don't forget to check out Abercrombie Kids' $15 & Under Comfy-Cozy Styles.
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Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
Soaring high above the winter skies, it's a snowy owl! This carefully crafted text gives readers a glimpse into their habits, habi...tats, and more. Full-color visuals, critical thinking questions, and a photo glossary assist first-time nonfiction readers. read more
Excerpt from Joseph in JeopardyThe marriage Of the only daughter Of a man so distinguished was naturally an event Of almost nation...al importance. And it was not surprising, therefore, to find the air vibrating with expectancy, the crowd constantly increasing, eager heads craning, and eyes straining to see the entry into the church of the bride leaning On her father's arm.About the PublisherForgotten 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
“Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.” Here is one of the most classic and beloved children's sto...ries - The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit will live forever in the annals of children's literature, coming alive through this unforgettable rendition. Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it. Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys-and people-become real through the wisdom and experience of love. read more
My Germ-Free Bubble Pets, Go Camping is the first in a series of books about two pets Jaxx (the dog) and Felicity (the cat) who we...re born without a good immune system but with the help of their human family and their protective bubbles live as normal a life as they possibly can. Their first camping trip leads to a silly and fun adventure they could never had imagined. Join them for all the fun and excitement these two can offer. read more
Cool Punch Needle for Kids:: A Fun and Creative Introduction to Fiber Art
Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for handicraft projects made using felt, including a bead bracelet, stuffed pengui...n, and bowl. read more
Cool Needle Felting for Kids:: A Fun and Creative Introduction to Fiber Art
Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for sewing projects, including a tote, pillow, and pencil case.
Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for embroidery projects, including a t-shirt, bookmark, and picture frame.
Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for crocheting projects, including a bracelet, hat, and clutch.
Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for knitting projects, including mitts, scarf, and bag.
Learn about the basics of fiber arts while creating cool stuff. The Cool Embroidery for Kids title teaches the first steps of how ...to embroider. Activities will help kids use what they learned to make a pretty picture frame, an awesome erasable note, a... read more
Learn about the basics of fiber arts while creating cool stuff. The Cool Crocheting for Kids title teaches the first steps of how ...to crochet. Activities will help kids use what they learned to make a beaded bracelet, a fun hat, a cute clutch and more.... read more
Learn about the basics of fiber arts while creating cool stuff. The Cool Knitting for Kids title teaches the first steps of how to... knit. Activities will help kids use what they learned to make warm mitts for your hands, a simple scarf, hand-dyed yarn... read more
Cool Sewing for Kids:: A Fun and Creative Introduction to Fiber Art
Demonstrates the science of building and architecture through such projects as building a bridge, building a pyramid, and creating... a tower out of spaghetti. read more
Explains the different types of optical illusions and demonstrates how to create such projects as a color spinner, afterimages, an...d impossible objects. read more
Create Your Own Story Book / Blank Book for Kids to Write and Draw StoriesMakes a fantastic gift for for creative kids that love t...o write and draw!Now you can write, draw, and create your very own stories in the awesome blank story book for kids! Make your favorite characters come to life in your very own fairy tales. This book is perfect for kids' projects, creative learning, and tons of other imaginative uses! Each page has 5 spacious lines for writing your story and a large box for illustrating and coloring your story. You get to be the creator of your very own adventures, fairy tales, and fables. With this handy book, you can make all of your best ideas come to life on paper.Large, 8.5 x 11 inchesSpacious box for illustrations5 lines per page for your story100 pages on white paperDo-it-yourself custom table of contentsCreative writing allows children to explore their own thoughts, ideas, and topics in a safe way without the worry of what others think. Creative writing is great for expressing thoughts and feelings about anything on your mind. It is also excellent for enhancing creativity! Young writers can build confidence with writing and illustrating.Creating your own stories and cartoons is lots of fun. If you enjoying doodling and drawing, you can create your own "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" style book and show it off to your friends and family. With plenty of pages and a table of contents, you can create multiple stories in this awesome blank story book!Makes the Perfect Gift for Any OccasionBirthdaysParties and sleepoversHolidays and celebrationsSchool eventsCreative writing and learningScroll up and click buy to start creating your own story book today! read more
Presents an introduction to calligraphy, discussing tools, composition, the basic elements of an image, techniques, and suggestion...s for simple projects. read more
Presents an introduction to the art of collage, discussing tools, composition, the basic elements of an image, techniques, and sug...gestions for simple projects. read more
Shows how to create tessellations, designs with repeating patterns, using paper craft.
Readers learn how to make useful items for school.
Nearly 100 ft of TOOBY LOOPS in 8 colors and 2 sizes*35 CHENILLE STEMS in assorted colors, Craft Scissors*35 Plastic PONY BEADS in... assorted colors, 6 Giant RHINESTONES*2 Big selfadhesive backed ELASTICS, Glue Dots, Craft Glue, Clear thread*2 Bracelet... read more
The simple and beautiful art of woodcarving is adapted for children of all ages in this introduction to coaxing shapes and figures... from solid blocks of wood. Requiring only a few tools and some inspiration, the projects in this collection are perfectly suited to building the skills it takes to work with wood. Safety and adult supervision are emphasized, but children will be able to complete the age-appropriate designs all by themselves. The graded projects range from carving a name stamp--for the youngest woodworkers--to carving a face--for teenaged craftspeople. The book also touches on computer-aided pattern-making, teaching children who face learning challenges, and methods for instructing kids of each age group--from elementary through high school. With its quick results and cumulative skill-building, learning to carve fosters hand-eye coordination and confidence as young carvers turn out unique handicrafts. read more
Hardcover, Global Directions/Things Asian Press
Creativity Kits are the perfect quick and clever craft for parties, travel and rainy days! Build and decorate 3 soft and sturdy fe...lt dinosaurs (tyrannosaurus, brachiosaurus and stegosarus.) Includes stickers and wiggly eyes! Animals measure approximately 3.375". Recommended for ages 4 to 94. read more