Show Santa what's up this Christmas when you gift your kids one of these so-cool stocking stuffers under $25. From robot building kits and scented markers to hi-bounce putty and slime monsters, you're sure to win Christmas with one of these great gifts.</p>
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.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
Caring for a newborn can be pretty intimidating. Thankfully, with the right gear and a lifehack or two, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your baby.
Whether you're looking for baby bottles to help prevent colic, sturdy glass baby bottles, soft silicone bottles or something in between — we've rounded up the very best baby bottles for newborns
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
A story of love, courage and recovery for a boy named Josh, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a child.
Come along with Lobstah Lou on an adventure around Cape Cod. Joined by his buddies; an energetic quahog, spunky fiddler crab, mell...ow blue crab and purposeful horseshoe crab, they challenge each other using clues to navigate to their favorite places on the Cape. Get to know these sea life characters and learn a little about some of the great places on Cape Cod. read more
Experience adventure with three exciting stories including Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-man, and all of the Avenger super heroe...s, plus a removable movie projector to shine images on your wall! The Avengers, Spider-man, and the Guardians of the Galaxy save the day in three epic stories full of adventure and excitement. As they read, kids will love projecting 20 action scenes from the stories on their wall with their movie projector. read more
Presents thirteen projects for making puppets out of household materials and gives tips on puppetry skills, such as lip synching, ...body motions, and eye contact and movement. read more
Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Code It! Programming and Keyboards You Can Create Your...self, kids will make a computer key out of a banana and use popular software programs to code music, game characters, and more! Step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Connect It! Circuits You Can Squish, Bend, and Twist, ...kids will use bright and squishy conductive dough to power mini UFO lights, a diary alarm, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Construct It! Architecture You Can Build, Break, and B...uild Again, kids will build a working wrecking ball, pulley elevator, bridge, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Move It! Projects You Can Drive, Fly, and Roll, kids w...ill make a mini helicopter fly from a circuit-controlled helipad, build a motorized LEGO car, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Light It! Creations that Glow, Shine, and Blink, kids ...will make a wearable mask that glows, a working lamp, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Bots & Circuits! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold ma...ker events. Kids will create LED constellations, build robots, make flashlights, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
Provides tips and instructions for making such pop-up paper crafts as a birthday card, a city silhouette, vacation art, and a surp...rise pop-up box. read more
Origami meets amazing creatures in a book of paper craft fun!Papertoy Glowbots introduces 46 robots that have the added cool facto...r of lighting up, whether using glow-in-the-dark stickers that come with the book or light sources like flashlights, Christmas tree lights, and electric tea lights. The 46 die-cut paper robots are created by Brian Castleforte, author of Papertoy Monsters, along with the hottest papertoy designers from around the world. Meet the robots and read about their entertaining backstories in the front, then turn to the card stock section in the back to build them. The templates are die-cut and ready to pop out, fold, and glue. Bold, colorful graphics ensure the robots look as amazing in the daytime as they do with the lights off. read more
A breakthrough paper-folding book for kids―paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon. Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that’s h...ot among graphic designers and illustrators around the world, now comes to kids in the coolest new book. Created and curated by Brian Castleforte, a graphic designer and papertoy pioneer who rounded up 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee), Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Plus each character comes with its own back-story.And the results are delicious: meet Pharaoh Thoth Amon, who once ruled Egypt but is now a mummy who practices dark magic in his sarcophagus. Or Zumbie the Zombie, who loves nothing more than a nice plate of brains and yams. NotSoScary, a little monster so useless at frightening people that he has to wear a scary mask. Yucky Chuck, the lunchbox creature born in the deepest depths of your school bag. Plus Zeke, the monster under your bed, Nom Nom, eater of cities, and Grumpy Gramps, the hairy grandpa monster with his very own moustache collection. read more
Yamodo. Gizmos and Gadgets will have you doodling for hours as you create drawings & definitions for made-up Yamodo. words. Each c...ard starts with a wacky word and the beginnings of a doodle. Create your definition and add to the doodle. Pass it around to other players to have them add to the story, or create your own masterpiece. SKU: ADIB004RO3JTO read more
A must-have for papertoy fans and soon-to-be fans of all ages! In this book you will find 25 robots to assemble. Each wild and unu...sual design comes with its own interesting and unique background story. These robots and their stories were created by the most renowned papertoy artists from around the world. The artists were selected by one of the foremost papertoy designers, Nick Knite (www.nickknite. com), who has a network of fans and fellow artists worldwide. All the robot templates in this book are perforated and scored, making them easy to assemble. Just pop out the individual parts, fold them, glue them together according to the instructions, and then—set these robots loose! read more
Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Collages & Sculptures! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to h...old maker events. Kids will make crayon mosaics, metal wind chimes, cardboard cityscapes, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. read more
What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages... 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their own printing presses and maps. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself provides detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach readers about the American pioneers’ relentless push westward. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life on the trail and on the frontier. Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the American Pioneer experience to life. read more
WARNING: Contains walking, buzzing, and flying robots you can build yourself!When a rash of robberies hits the town of Half Moon B...ay, 11-year-old sleuths Nick and Tesla are determined to catch the criminals—but to do so, they’ll have to build a host of new gadgets and gizmos! In this robot-themed follow-up to Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, the brother-and-sister duo build four different droids out of ordinary household objects—and illustrated instructions are included in a handy booklet, so you can build them, too! Can Nick and Tesla catch the criminal mastermind—and foil his army of rampaging robots—before it’s too late? read more
"Originally published in 2016 by Berbay Publishing Pty Ltd., Victoria, Australia."
Construct ten out-of-this-world machines and learn about the physics of levers and linkages. A battery-powered motor box powers th...e models. Make a creepy slithering alien snake-bot model with rotating arms and articulating tail. Build an alien insectoid-bot that crawls on six legs. Create an alien raptor model with wings that move up and down. Assemble a cool grabber claw with a scissors mechanism. Make a bipedal alien robot model that walks on two legs. In addition, build models of a pump jack, swinging device, hopping alien frog-bot, roving dyno-bot with reciprocating arm, and rolling alien dragon-bot. A 28-page manual guides your model building and experiments with step-by-step illustrated instructions. read more
Warning: Contains mystery, adventure, and explosives projects you can build yourself!An abandoned house at the end of the block. A... mysterious girl in an upstairs window. A strange black SUV lurking around every corner. When Nick and Tesla Holt are sent to live with their eccentric Uncle Newt, they find their new neighborhood is full of secrets. What the heck is going on?To unravel the mysteries (and save their skins), Nick and Tesla must use everyday household objects to build electromagnets, rocket launchers, and other crazy contraptions—and instructions are included in a handy booklet so you can build them, too! read more
Don't throw out those old cardboard boxes and tubes. Make some awesome projects from them instead! Inventive readers will love mak...ing amazing cardboard projects such as swords and armor, solar cookers, movie projectors, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have young readers building incredible cardboard creations in a flash! read more
After foiling a gang of kidnappers and fending off an army of robots, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt could use a little ...rest! But as their third mystery opens, they discover there’s a spy in their midst, searching for secrets in the home of their beloved (and slightly crazy) Uncle Newt. Is it the new laboratory assistant? The exterminator? The housekeepers? Or someone completely unexpected? To expose the mystery agent, Nick and Tesla must engineer all kinds of outrageous contraptions, from code wheels and fingerprint powder to spy cameras and burglar detectors. Best of all, instructions are included throughout the story, so you can build the projects, too! read more
Clutter is the gift that keeps on giving. Cut down on clutter by creating personalized presents that your special person will trea...sure forever. Whether it's a book loving bird's dream house or surprisingly sweet scented candles, everyone will love your green gifts. read more
From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself exp...lores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than25 hands-on building projects and activities. Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers today a chance to experience how the ancient Egyptians lived, cooked, worked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through building projects that use common household supplies.Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project are combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia for the real-life models of each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt. read more
From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War ...era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household and craft store items. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating 25 Civil War projects, combined with historical background, facts and anecdotes, and biographies and trivia, give kids a hands-on way to experience the fascinating history of one of the most important eras in American history. read more