Alex Tice is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary power. On the day of his 13th birthday, Alex’s world is turned upside down. He learns a secret that has been kept quiet from ‘normal’ humans for centuries. When Alex is brought to a super hero camp, his wildest fantasies are suddenly a reality. Only, there are people in the world that are tired of hiding their powers, and are ready to be known. What will this mean for society? Are the people of the world in danger? ir powers, and are ready to be known. What will this mean for society? Are the people of the world in danger? Come join Alex and his new super human friends as they live out an adventure we never thought was possible. Before you start, you need to ask yourself one question. Do you believe in super heroes?… read more
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.
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.
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.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
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.
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.
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.
Going back to school after a super summer vacation is no fun. But going back-to-school shopping? Now that's fun! What kid doesn't love picking out new backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, crayons and more? We've rounded up some of our favorite back-to-school supplies, all available at Walmart. Shop them below.
Boys already go through enough clothes thanks to growth-spurts galore and messy days at the park, so why waste any more cash on clothes they refuse to wear? Pick up these kids' clothing trends that your little boy can't wait to wear every day this fall and winter to save both of you time and stress.
Thinking of taking a trip to Adventure Bay? Does your little pup squeal with delight whenever her favorite rescue dogs help a friend in need? Whether you're a fan of PAW Patrol or just a parental bystander, those precious pups' paw prints are all over the fabric of your daily life. It's only natural that for your little one's birthday, she'd want to celebrate in a big canine way. So, we dug deep and took to the skies searching for the best PAW Patrol party ideas. Remember: No party is too big, no celebration too small. If you need the paw-fect party ideas just yelp for help — or read on for some inspiration. We're on the case!
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.
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
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Let’s Go Camping! No matter how big or small you are or whether you have fuzzy ears, bear paws or carry your own house on your bac...k, there’s always been an enormous amount of fun things to do when staying at The Phoenician. Now, there’s camping, too! Pitch a tent in your room with the resort’s famous characters Phoe-Phoe, Charlie and Tut-Tut, and read about their unusual ancestral stories, such as Phoe-Phoe’s artistic heritage, Charlie’s family’s athleticism and Tut-Tut’s love of Native American culture. But most of all, the fun of camping is to share your own stories with friends and family and to create lasting memories together. Happy Camping! read more
Carlin the raccoon is afraid of everything. Then he meets Big Bear who tells him that there is a way to get courage. Alone, Carlin... must make a perilous journey and bring back the secret ingredient for Big Bear's Bravery Soup. read more
In the busy streets of Shanghai, three young people hide from a group of determined hunters who are searching for anyone born with... dragon blood. The friends must work to hide their identities. Their greatest strengths could betray them, and turn them into prisoners forever. read more
This time-saving, easy-to-use teacher guide includes inspiring lesson plans which provide a comprehensive novel unit--the legwork ...is done for you!The guide incorporates essential reading, writing and thinking practice. (This is NOT the paperback novel.) read more
A celebration of famous social activists, as well as the remarkable young people committed to making the world a better place.We D...ay is the only place in the world where you can find the Dalai Lama, Jennifer Hudson, and Magic Johnson rubbing elbows with Nobel Peace Prize laureates and former heads of state—along with tens of thousands of student volunteers all dedicated to building a better world. This candid, visually stunning book captures it all.In The Power of We Day: Moving the World from Me to We, with a foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrated pop culture icons, social activists, and world leaders come together to talk about the causes they care about most. This book shares heart-warming stories, inspiring words, and stunning behind-the-scenes photos of world-renowned musical artists, statesmen, and speakers. The Power of We Day also celebrates unsung heroes; the remarkable young people who have made it their mission to make the world a better place. read more
"We solemnly swear to seek adventure, excitement and danger and to rescue anyone in peril." So proclaim the Freewheelers, Gina, Cl...aire and Mandy, as they set out on a new adventure - to stop aliens taking over the world! No one believes them when they try to warn the world about the danger it faces. It is up to the Freewheelers to act alone! Can they stop the aliens before it is too late - or will their plans go wrong as usual? read more
Dad saves the day is a story about John and Tom as they walk through their woods for adventure. Written by 8 year old Arthur Reill...y as he dips his toe into the literary world. read more
It is the final game between two very mismatched teams! Learning to read is fun with this silly early reader about a most unlikely... hero. read more
Frankie is a special seven year old boy who struggles with his differences. He wants to be just like everyone else. But when there... is trouble, will Frankie be able to use his differences to save the day? read more
The EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) of Existence program is a global conservation initiative aimed at savin...g rare species from extinction. This eye-opening book shows some of the important results of the group's work. Readers accompany real scientists on exciting scientific expeditions from the heights of the Cyclops Mountains in faraway West Papua, to the depths of the Yangtze River in China, to the forests of Haiti in the Caribbean, and the vast stretches of the Gobi Desert. Jonathan and Marilyn Baillie’s lively narratives and stunning photographs introduce such special creatures as the bumblebee bat, so small it can fit on a fingertip; the Bactrian camel, capable of surviving the harshest desert conditions; and the slender loris, a nocturnal beast hunted for its mythical magic powers. There is also a sense of urgency here: these and the eight other animals profiled are evolutionarily unique, which means that if they don’t survive there will be nothing similar left on Earth and our global biodiversity will be weakened forever. read more
Charlie is a Pony that has been adopted by the Cook Family. He loves his family and especially their daughter Theresa. But things ...are changing and Charlie does not like change. READ THE BOOK to see how an "Adopted Pony," SAVES THE DAY" for his young rider who is being teased. Charlie soars over the fences at a National Horse Show to save the day. This is a book for young readers who love horses, ponies, and animals in general. Kirk's book is based on true events told from Charlie's viewpoint. read more
There once was a little porcupine named Laila. Laila loved helping people. She often dreamt of doing amazing things just like the ...superheroes she watched on television. Then one day, she did. read more
In a town called Blahvlah, on a planet far, far away, there lived a helpful robot named Metal. Sadly, he was frequently made fun o...f by other robots. One day, he was faced with the decision to choose to save the robots that always laughed at him or to let an asteroid destroy them. Read on and find out what happened. read more
We are the World (classes 1 10) is a series on value education and life skills. It was first published in 1989 and revised in 2005...; this is the third edition. The books help children to look at themselves and their personal growth; see beyond themselves in the context of society; explore their inner spirituality; and contribute their share to society. Each book is centred on a theme, from Getting to know our world in class 1 to Happy and free in class 10. The lessons work in seven stages: Key-in (individual work); Share-it-around (group work); Pass-it-on (group presentation); Talk-it-over (class discussion); Think-it-through (reflection); Take-it-in (spiritual experience); and Carry-it-through (action). read more
Sleeping Beauty is perhaps one of the most well-known and best-loved of all fairy tales. Beautifully illustrated in soft watercolo...rs. Thanks to an unfortunately tasty-looking radioactive garden slug, eleven-year-old Murdo McLeod is now the world's worst superhero. His two powers are pretty unique: the first is sliding up walls. Quite slowly. The second is secreting slippery slime from his skin. (Yes, just as disgusting as it sounds.) In a Scotland full of awesome superheroes, Slugboy has a lot to prove. No one wants help fighting bad guys from someone with a horrible habit of (quite literally) messing things up. He's so underrated, in fact, that when an evil mastermind devises a plan to capture all the other superheroes, Slugboy isn't even on his list. Now, Slugboy has to use his not-so-super and oh-so-gross abilities to free the other superheroes and save the world. Let's hope he doesn't slip up. read more
The Worms That Saved The World is a fun-filled, action-packed story for children that tackles issues such as standing up for your ...rights, concern for the environment and justice. It follows the adventures of a rebellious group of earthworms who fight to save their home from a luxury golf course that takes over their headland. The story was written by Kevin Doyle and is beautifully illustrated by artist, Spark Deeley. read more
In another engaging poem from Julia Johnson, illustrated with Emily Style's distinctive watercolours, Humpy braves the desert and ...shows his bravery in a crisis. This book of illustrated verse is suitable as a reading book for children aged 5-7, and is an ideal picture book for younger children. read more
What difference can one tiny turtle make? Not much, thinks Baby Honu, until a baby dolphin trapped on the beach inspires him to tr...y. Follow Baby Honu as he persuades a moray eel, a porcupinefish, a shark and even a humpback whale to help him in his quest. Young children learn that even the smallest efforts can cascade into meaningful consequences.Includes a helpful glossary that teaches young children about Hawaiian marine life. read more
Everyone in the neighborhood loves Ben and Kate Lovely for all the fun the Lovely's provide on every holiday. One day, a tragedy s...trikes. Read how the Lovely's survive the hardship with kindness from their neighbors and their surprise neighborhood friends! read more
When Mitaly gets into trouble, Wander Girl and the Hero Team come to save the day! Join these amazing children on their voyage to ...restore balance to their home - Earth - and maybe another's home, too. read more
Ken has saved his money for months to buy a puppy, but when he gets to the pet store, he is in for a surprise! What he finds inste...ad is adventure and opportunity. His new pet, Ollie, has a very special diet.... ants! Can Ken find a way to feed his new pet and help others at the same time? read more
Paw Patrol Save-the-Day Swim Goggle, Chase: Age Range: 4 years and upSoft eyecups with Chase Paw Patrol characterAdjustable nose b...ridge and head strapClear, leak-and-shatter resistant lensesLatex-free with no skin irritation read more
Paw Patrol Save-the-Day Swim Goggle, Skye: Age Range: 4 years and upSoft eyecups with Skye Paw Patrol characterAdjustable nose bri...dge and head strapClear, leak-and-shatter resistant lensesLatex-free with no skin irritation read more
Placing the SmartPoint ® fire truck on the four SmartPoint ® locations triggers phrases, sounds and melodiesUse the more than ten ...manipulative features to spin down the fire pole, lift the elevator, spin the hose, ring the bell, move the pump, push the flag, open and close the door and more to build motor skills and enhance play and discoveryPress the SmartPoint ® fire truck's light-up button to introduce the letter "F" and the name of the vehicleRaise the elevator to the second level and watch as the flames rise on the house to promote cause and effect relationships read more
* An Editors' Choice Audubon Book ** John Burroughs List ** Outstanding Science Children’s Trade Book―CBC/NSTA; Best Book―Science ...Books and Films ** Best Children’s Books for the Year―Bank Street College of Education *Can people save black robins from extinction in New Zealand? Will puppet shows and posters in the rainforests of Mexico protect the colorful quetzal? Can painted turkey feathers keep hornbills from being wiped out in Malaysia? Will decoys and sound recordings fool a handsome seabird into nesting again on Devil’s Slide Rock off the coast of California? There are many kinds of heroes in our world. In these six multicultural stories you'll learn about young people and grownups fighting against the odds to save wild birds -- and about the birds themselves, some on the brink of extinction. color photography read more
This colorful picture book continues the fun and adventures of the little ant. The third in its series, it introduces a new charac...ter with a big problem – untied shoelaces! When a caterpillar can't tie his many shoes, the ant offers to help, but ends up in a world of trouble. The story takes many twists and turns before the ant finally discovers that this trouble is what holds the key to his success. See how the little ant saves the day! read more