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.
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.
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.
School's out, and as the temperatures start to heat up, creating a summer reading list is a cool way for parents to connect with their kids and foster a love of learning. This month, Save the Children has launched a reading campaign, 100 Days of Reading, to get kids excited about books.
"Knowing what's at stake for children in America in terms of summer learning loss was a motivating factor for Save the Children to create this easy-to-do 100 Days of Reading campaign," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children. "Read a Story, Change Their Story has the potential to make transformational change for children. We've set an ambitious goal to log 100 million minutes of reading this summer to benefit every child and hope you'll join us."
We've rounded up a list of page-turners by age group to entertain your kiddos and make them want to pick up a book and not put it down during the lazy days of summer. Help Save the Children reach 100 million minutes by logging your reading time together with the kids.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
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.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
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!
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where crawling babies and curious tots can cause serious injury to themselves. Keep your little one safe with baby proofing gear such baby gates, child monitors, safety locks and guards, and pacifiers and teethers, that are specially designed for children's safety.
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Flutterby is a delightful conversation between a boy and a butterfly about the life cycle of butterflies. Mispronunciations and mi...sconceptions are corrected in a humorous manner in which listeners and readers will be encouraged to interact with the text. Science vocabulary and concepts are subtly taught. Themes of self-acceptance, friendship, kindness, the wonder of creation, and acceptance of others' mistakes shine through. Flutterby is perfect for lap reading or classroom use. read more
A little boy and two dragons discover what really matters about friendship in this charming picture book from the author of Me Wan...t Pet and Mostly Monsterly.With scissors and tape a boy transforms himself into…a dragon! “ROAR!” he says. He is BIG. He is SCARY. Well, not really. When two dragons come over for a play date, what on earth will these three find to do together? The boy doesn’t have big teeth and he can’t breathe fire. He is just a boy. And the dragons can’t eat ice cream or do cartwheels. They are just dragons. Luckily, the dragons care more about what they all can do together, like make silly faces and do the funky monkey dance. What they really care about is being friends. With simple, humorous text and classic, expressive line illustrations, Roar! is fun, short, and ready to be shared again and again. read more
This cute Unicorn Lover sketchbook is the perfect art tool to improve your drawing skills! This large Blank journal is printed on ...high quality interior stock and is perfectly sized at 8.5 x 11 so you can take it with you anywhere you go!Sketch • Draw • Write • Design • Doodle in this extra large (8.5"x11") sketch book. Great for anyone who wants to exercise their creativity!120 pages. Soft cover, Premium matte finishOur sketchbooks are perfect for:General drawing practice.Christmas Gifts and Stocking Stuffers.Birthday Gifts.Busy Book for Kids While Travelling.Click on the publisher name to see more of our awesome & creative journals, lined notebooks and notepads. Check back often because we load new designs frequently. read more
There are billions of living things on Earth. Living things are alike in many ways, but they are also very different. This intrigu...ing book asks children to look at similar characteristics and decide if certain living things are what they seem to be. For example, are bats a kind of bird? Is a mushroom a kind of plant? Are caterpillars, worms, and eels different kinds of snakes? Are whales really big fish? This fascinating book explores what makes a living thing and how living things are grouped. What kind of living thing is it? will turn young readers into nature detectives. read more
There are billions of living things on Earth. Living things are alike in many ways, but they are also very different. This book as...ks children to look at similar characteristics and decide if certain living things are what they seem to be. read more
This book is suitable for ages 6 to 9 years. Most plants have roots, stems, and leaves. Whether they live in oceans, forests, or m...arshes, plants use these parts to make their own food. This easy-to-understand book introduces children to the basics of photosynthesis and food chains. It also looks at the different ways in which plants grow. read more
This book is suitable for ages 6 to 9 years. The bodies of living things are made up mostly of water. This fascinating book shows ...young children why all plants, animals, and people need water to grow and survive. Interesting photographs feature animals and plants living in water; Frogs and fish laying their eggs in water; and land animals using water to cool off and keep clean. read more
Describes how organisms obtain food, discussing animals that are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, how food chains work, the f...unction of scavengers in nature, and the food habits of humans. read more
This book is suitable for ages 6 to 9 years. How can children tell when something is living or non-living? In large photographs an...d easy text, this captivating book highlights the characteristics of living things and shows how they are all dependent on non-living things to stay alive. read more
Describes how different kinds of animals give birth to, feed, groom, and protect their young, and how they gather together in smal...l or large groups. read more
Describes the life cycles of different kinds of animals, discussing how kangaroos, horses, chicks, snakes, and frogs are born, gro...w, and change. read more
Living things need shelter. From ants to plants, without shelter they would not be alive. Young readers will discover the homes o...f living things. read more
The ecosystems of salt and freshwater wetlands support a variety of wildlife species. Suitable for ages 6-12, this book investigat...es: different types of wetland habitats; the many plants and animals that make their home in wetlands; dangers to wetlands and threats to their wildlife; and the function of wetlands in relation to other ecosystems. read more
Describes the process of hibernation and the various ways in which different animals use this process to survive in harsh climates.... read more
A simple presentation of the migratory habits of such animals as geese, eels, and frogs and toads.
This title is suitable for ages 6-12. Certain sea slugs have developed a remarkable defensive adaptation - they can use the stingi...ng cells of the sea anemones they eat to protect themselves. Whether adapting over millions of years or in the blink of an eye, this book examines the ever-changing world of animals. Children will thrill at discovering: why animals need to adapt; animals that can 'see' using sounds; how animals use camouflage and mimicry to protect themselves; and how wild animals have adapted to habitat loss and learned to live in cities. read more
Introduces birds, describing some different types and discussing their physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitats
Introduces biomes, showing and describing the main kinds and discussing their location, climate, and plant and animal life, as wel...l as those developed by humans read more
Suitable for ages 6-12, this book explores the complex and diverse ecosystems found in forests around the world. It aims to teach ...children to appreciate: the many types of forests found across the globe; the connected elements that make up a forest ecosystem; and the range of plant and animal species that live in different forests. read more
Introduces the animal kingdom, showing and describing the main groups of animals and discussing their anatomy, habitats, reproduct...ion, and classification read more
Explains how animals use a combination of color, patterns, and shape to blend in with the environment and escape the notice of pre...dators and prey. read more
What makes an invertebrate an invertebrate? How is an invertebrate different from a vertebrate? Why do insects molt? ‘Classifying ...Invertebrates’ looks at the amazing class of animals with no backbones. Find out how invertebrates are grouped into orders and how each one is different from the rest. From flatworms to roundworms and sponges to echinoderms, discover what makes invertebrates so special. Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain invertebrates may show some characteristics of a particular class but actually belong to another. read more
Living things come in all shapes and sizes. The animal kingdom is vast, and scientists have separated organisms into groups based ...on different shared characteristics. What makes animals different from each other? What traits do they have that overlap? Through this engaging book, readers learn all the biological differences that help animals survive and thrive in the wild. Pictograms and infographics make digesting this scientific information easy, and readers who struggle to obtain information from traditional textbooks will find this book especially helpful. read more
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