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.
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.
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.
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.
Cool clothes? Check. A surplus of supplies? Check. Fun, yet functional backpack? Working on it. Before purchasing a new backpack, look out for the following criteria: the amount that the backpack can hold, the quality of the zippers/buckles/closures, the finishing detail on the seams, and the safety features (double straps, padded back, and ergonomic design).
Create an enjoyable space for your kids to flush and brush with these décor essentials. Although a children's bathroom doesn't offer a huge amount of space, it can easily be spruced up by adding hints of color and character. Let the splashing begin with these bath essentials.
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.
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
Use furniture with rope accents, navy colors, and adorable whale decorations to anchor together a nautical-inspired nursery you and baby can enjoy.
When it comes to nursery trends, it's all about bringing the outdoors in—in the most adorable way of course! Here's what you need to create a cozy and chic woodland nursery for your cuddly little bunny.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
Get to work all around the construction zone with this sturdy, colorful construction site rug! Durably made to look great for coun...tless playtimes to come, the woven rug with a skid-proof backing comes with three wooden construction vehicles and features details like a crane, wheelbarrows, barriers, cones, and roads to accommodate all kinds of vehicles, play people, and more! With this rug, there are lots of ways to learn and play. Ages: 3+ Years read more
•Stackable design makes for easy,Walmartpact storage Walmartfy contoured back and wide armrests•Modern, lightweight architecture•S...uitable for indoor and outdoor useGender UnisexWeight Capacity 50lbs.Age 1 1/2 - 4 yearsStyle/ Theme N/A read more
Product Description Enjoy hours of fun and learning with the Mini Black Light (Assorted Colors). Light up activities in the dark w...ith this 6-inch flashlight and black light. Handheld unit features an incandescent bulb flashlight and a tube black light. Change between flashlight and black light functions easily with the dual function switch. Power the unit with 4 AA batteries (not included). This toy is recommended for ages 3 years and up. From the Manufacturer This dual function Mini Black Light from is a 6" flashlight and also a black light. Hand held and requires 4 "AA" batteries-not included. Assorted colors. read more
Activity rug and with both town and country scenes and 49 wooden play piecesIncludes 15 vehicles, 8 town buildings, 8 farm structu...res, 6 animals, 7 people, 4 traffic signs, bridgePlay figures match buildings and vehicles (for instance, police officer, police car, and police station)Soft rug is machine washable and features skid-proof backing and reinforced border bindingAges 3+; rug: 39” x 36” (100 cm x 91 cm)About Melissa & Doug Melissa & Doug toys are designed to nurture childhood wonder. From classic wooden toys to inventive crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug products inspire creativity and imagination in children throughout the world. The thoughtfully designed toys spark free play that’s full of joy and rich with learning. Since the company’s founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative products with a commitment to uncompromising quality, safety, service, and value. Because high-quality playthings should be accessible to all, Melissa & Doug strives to share its passion for play with kids everywhere.Countless Ways to Play We make toys and other products that offer #CountlessWaysToPlay. We believe the best playthings are often simple concepts that inspire children to come up with their own twists. With everything we create, we hope to encourage: • FREE PLAY • CREATIVITY • IMAGINATION • LEARNING • DISCOVERY 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
Don't throw out those old newspapers and paper bags. Use them to make something cool instead Artistic readers will love making awe...some paper projects such as origami puzzle cubes, Chinese finger puzzles, amazing space stations, and much more. Easy step-b read more
Why throw out tin cans, plastic bottles, and other materials when you can make something cool with them instead? Creative readers ...will love making awesome projects such as tin can robots, alien masks, rubber band cars, and much more. Easy step-by-step ins read more
Why throw out tin cans, plastic bottles, and other materials when you can make something cool with them instead? Creative readers ...will love making awesome projects such as tin can robots, alien masks, rubber band cars, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have young builders creating amazing recycled projects in no time! read more
Sleepover Girl Ashley wants to transform the new girls look. Follow these fun and creative crafts ideas to make spa worthy project...s to give yourself a glamorous makeover. Book includes paper punch-out crafts, invitations, stickers and a fold-out poster." read more
Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to recreate some of the crafts and special events of the medieval period, including plann...ing a medieval feast, making invitations, and preparing the food that would have graced a noble's table. 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
Grab some rolls of duct tape and get ready to make some awesome projects! Resourceful readers will love creating fun and useful du...ct tape projects such as laser swords, hats and wallets, board games, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have readers making fantastic duct tape projects in no time! read more
Grab some cardboard and wrapping paper and get to work. Create a fashionable cereal box purse. Get organized with a locker-sized b...ulletin board. Surprise your friends with homemade envelopes. Learn how to make all of these projects and more when you reuse what you already have. Who knew you could do so much with old cardboard and used wrapping paper? 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
Sleepover Girl Ashley wants to transform the new girl’s look. Follow these fun and creative crafts ideas to make spa-worthy projec...ts to give yourself a glamorous makeover. Book includes paper punch-out crafts, invitations, stickers and a fold-out poster. 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
Presents clay modeling projects and includes material lists, illustrated instructions, and information on color mixing and clay co...nditioning. read more
Get inspired to craft your world with these stylish and imaginative Duct tape creations.Celebrity crafter Marisa Pawelko shows you... how to cut, rip, layer and fold colorful ducttape to concoct fantastic fashions, school supplies and room... read more
Twenty-five interactive cardboard model projects that engage kids' creativity and "out of the box" thinking skills through hands-o...n learning and the application of science-based principles.Kids can bring old cardboard to life and build recycled creations they can play with, sit in, and wear.Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, Out of the Box includes 25 interactive cardboard model projects to inspire kids' creativity through engaged and hands-on learning, and, as the founder of Maker Faire Dale Dougherty says, "to realize with their hands what they can imagine in their minds."From small-scale gifts to large constructions, author and award-winning paper engineer Jemma Westing uses clear, step-by-step instructions to show kids how to make dinosaurs, masks, race cars, and so much more, and inspirational images encourage them to make their own unique models when they are feeling more confident. The projects utilize only recycled materials, including cardboard rolls and boxes, so all the supplies should be easy to find right at home.Build something brilliant with Out of the Box. The possibilities are endless! 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
Do you think horses are hor-some? Then this book is for you This fantastic book is packed full of tips on how to care for your hoo...ved friend and covers everything you could possibly want to do with your horse. For example, you can find out how to photogr read more
Learn machine quilting techniques while trying your skills on great projects Five home decor projects to practice your skills. Ove...r fifteen stitch patterns to try with your machine. Essential information on straight-line and free-motion machine quilting. read more
Project Mc2 is a team of four super-smart and seriously cool girls who use their love of science and their spy skills as they go o...n missions for secret organization, NOV8 (that's "innovate"). They're real girls with real skills ready to take on anything. Now an original series, only on Netflix!Build your own robot just like construction queen, Camryn Coyle. You can do it again and again just using a soda can and either the included parts or decorations from home.Picking up S.T.E.A.M. with Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math: Did you know that construction play is a form of engineering? And so is robotics! Plug and play, and even add more pieces from around the house for more creativity (adding a little Art to STEM to make STEAM!). Ready, set, go! Time to tinker like you mean it. 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
Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-o...n projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture. read more
Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to colonial America through hands-on building ...projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how colonial Americans lived, cooked, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors. read more