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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
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.
If your teen doesn't like to shop and you do, shop our top eight basic clothing items to get his wardrobe started off on the right foot. Plot twist, he'll actually want to wear these classic clothing pieces that will surely become staples in his wardrobe.
★ An Amazon Most Anticipated Children's Book of Fall 2018★ A Publisher's Weekly Most Anticipated Children's Book of 2018 Penguins ...aren't the only animals with problems. . . . A second hilarious collaboration from picture-book superstars Lane Smith and Jory John!Can you guess what's making this giraffe self-conscious? Could it be . . . HIS ENORMOUS NECK?? Yes, it's exactly that--how on earth did you figure it out?Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and, well, ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes--honestly, anything you can think of, he's tried.Just when he has exhausted his neck-hiding options and is about to throw in the towel, a turtle swoops in (well, ambles in, very slowly) and helps him understand that his neck has a purpose, and looks excellent in a bow tie. Jory John and Lane Smith have truly outdone themselves in this companion book to Penguin Problems. read more
Meet a boy named Benjamin Blue. He may seem pretty average to you. What you might not expect is that Benjamin Blue has some very s...trange chores that he has to do. C. Spliedt brings Benjamin Blue and a fun cast of characters to life in this magical book that proves that not all chores are dull—and that getting them done can be an adventure! read more
"Water, water, everywhere . . ." Working with Water, the latest in the popular New Badger History series, teaches young readers ab...out the many ways water has shaped Wisconsin’s history, from glaciers to stewardship. It touches on geography and hydrography; transportation networks of Indians and fur traders; the Erie Canal; shipwrecks, lighthouses, shipping, and shipbuilding; fishing, ricing, "pearling" (clamming), and cranberry cultivation; lumbering, milling, and papermaking; recreation, resorts, tourism, and environmentalism.The companion Teacher’s Guide and Student Materials engages students in hands-on exploration. It highlights historical processes and encourages multiple learning styles. read more
Birds sing, zebras run, and whales spout in this delightful follow-up to Look Look!, which has sold nearly 50,000 copies. Bold, bl...ack-and-white illustrations offer the clean shapes and strong contrasts best suited to young babies’ developing minds.The warm, simple text makes this a perfect first book for sharing with a little one who’s just beginning to look and learn. An ideal shower gift that’s sure to become a favorite with baby. read more
Did you know that one day people will go to Mars? That trips to space will be possible for everybody? That aliens might really exi...st? Discover for yourself amazing facts about space exploration, from the earliest attempts to todays regular trips in this awesome book all about space! With a cover designed to grab a childs attention (including foil, spot UV, and embossing), and an immediately engaging interior filled with varying text lengths and density, diverse illustrations, dynamic layouts, and the most current information laid out in a captivating format, young readers will come back to this book again and again, building their science knowledge base as well as vocabulary. Fun facts, true or false quizzes, search and find features, clearly labeled graphics, and text boxes are designed to hold the attention of all types of learners, making the information accessible and interesting, as well as engaging and entertaining. read more
Did you know whales are mammals that breathe air? That some whales are heavier than the largest dinosaurs? That dolphins help each... other when they are sick? Discover for yourself amazing facts about whales and dolphins what they eat, how loud the humpback whales call can be, how they have babies, who their worst enemies are, and more, in this awesome book all about whales! With a cover designed to grab a childs attention (including foil, spot UV, and embossing), and an immediately engaging interior filled with varying text lengths and density, diverse illustrations, dynamic layouts, and the most current information laid out in a captivating format, young readers will come back to this book again and again, building their science knowledge base as well as vocabulary. Fun facts, true or false quizzes, search and find features, clearly labeled graphics, and text boxes are designed to hold the attention of all types of learners, making the information accessible and interesting, as well as engaging and entertaining. read more
If you can't stop causing trouble but do it with a grin… is it still your fault? At the bottom of Granny Fran’s garden, past the r...edcurrant bushes, lurks The Gobbler. But this child-munching black hole is the least of Charlie’s worries. What’s that strange orange fingy? And why is the Army banging on the front door? Meanwhile there’s more trouble brewing on the beach as Charlie gets personal with a celebrity and sparks a mystery that captures a nation. Finally, Dad takes the children on the coach trip from hell. And it’s not long before he has to call on their new friend Baldy Pete for help as Charlie firmly oversteps the mark. Again. Three stories, three disasters. Yep, Charlie’s back! Get these pant-ripping, snort-inducing, can't-stop-reading stories for children aged 6 and up today. read more
Did you know that trains opened up the American West? That some have several locomotives? That they can go upside down? Discover f...or yourself these and many more amazing facts about rail transport, from the earliest steam trains to the latest technology of the high-speed trains, in this awesome book all about trains! With a cover designed to grab a childs attention (including foil, spot UV, and embossing), and an immediately engaging interior filled with varying text lengths and density, diverse illustrations, dynamic layouts, and the most current information laid out in a captivating format, young readers will come back to this book again and again, building their science knowledge base as well as vocabulary. Fun facts, true or false quizzes, search and find features, clearly labeled graphics, and text boxes are designed to hold the attention of all types of learners, making the information accessible and interesting, as well as engaging and entertaining. read more
Did you know that one plane had 200 wings? That some planes have none? That helicopters can fly upside down when they loop the loo...p? Discover for yourself amazing facts about flying machines, from the earliest hot-air balloons to the latest computer-controlled aircrafts that can change shape as they fly, in this awesome book all about planes. With a cover designed to grab a childs attention (including foil, spot UV, and embossing), and an immediately engaging interior filled with varying text lengths and density, diverse illustrations, dynamic layouts, and the most current information laid out in a captivating format, young readers will come back to this book again and again, building their science knowledge base as well as vocabulary. Fun facts, true or false quizzes, search and find features, clearly labeled graphics, and text boxes are designed to hold the attention of all types of learners, making the information accessible and interesting, as well as engaging and entertaining. read more
I Was Growing and I Didnt Even Know It is about a little boy who is not growing as fast as others in his family or at his school. ...He feels inadequate and sad. However, his grandfather can identify with how he feels because he didnt have his growth spurt until he was much older as well. His grandfather helps him cope. One day, while visiting his grandfathers home, he gets on an old ten-speed bike. His feet had never been able to reach the pedals of the bike. But this day, they could. He then realizes that he was growing all along, but he wasnt aware of it. Hes so excited and cant wait to take on life, and he finally rides the bike. This story teaches patience, hope, and growth. It helps children realize that everyone grows at different stages and paces, and they should not compare themselves to others. read more
Engross yourself for hours in brain-stimulating fun with this TDC Games We Didn't Do It Eco-Friendly 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. The... puzzle and its packaging are made of recycled, renewable and bi-degradable material. It makes an ideal gift for Christmas or a birthday or for that special puzzle lover. This Ravensburger puzzle makes a great choice for family or friends night, providing lots of fun and entertainment. read more
The Hippopotamus That Didn't Give Up! Born six weeks early premature, Fiona's chance of survival was slim. thanks to the love and ...dedication of her caregivers at the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona survived and thrived against all odds. This is the story of Fiona's perseverance as seen through the eyes and art of second and third grade elementary students. read more
"The Little WHO DAT, who didn't", is a book about a little boy named Buddy and his Love/Hate relationship with the Saints. The boo...k takes you through the Saints Superbowl season and tries to put into words what THAT season was like through the eyes of Buddy. All of the characters are named after Saints players & figures, pre & post. Follow Buddy, his family, friends & the city of New Orleans as we relive one of the most memorable times the citizens of New Orleans have ever seen. read more
The Asmadi We Didn't Playtest This Either serves as an expansion to the original game and can also be played on its own. It provid...es a fun activity for parties and other gatherings, serving out cards with random and funny instructions on them, making every game session different and leading to surprising, unexpected outcomes. Blue Monochrome cards and dice are also included and can be used with other Asmadi games (sold separately). It is designed for 2 to 10 players and recommended for ages 12 y read more
Unleash your creative side with our beautifully detailed personalized Coloring Books! whatever your age, now you can sit back, rel...ax, and lose yourself in hours of coloring heaven. read more
Join Mika, a cute little bear on secret quest to avoid hibernation so that she can see the beauty of the Northern Lights for herse...lf!Mika is a little bear who loves to run and play all over the forest, but she soon learns that winter is on its way, and she is supposed to spend these long, cold months hibernating with her mother and father. When the Old Owl tells Mika about the Northern Lights that appear every winter, she can't stand the thought of missing something so beautiful, and so she sets out on a secret, snowy adventure to find them! read more
Poor little bear! He’s supposed to hibernate—but if he does, he’ll sleep right through Christmas! What can he do? Winter is coming..., and it’s time for little bear to settle in for his long cold-weather nap. But that means he won’t get to celebrate Christmas with his woodland friends, and he’s very sad. Can his pals find a clever way to help him join in the fun? This heartwarming, holiday picture book captures the festive spirit of the holiday and the beauty of friendship. read more
Clara is based on me as a child, I was a bit naughty and always had a vivid imagination. 'The No I Didn't Lady'is a real person to... me, she is not just cardboard! I did visit a Snow Hill Horsey, as in my book, the creature did indeed come out of the snow sea! Roger is a real person, I have seen him several times . . . Henry Nightingale and Dennis Ryan are ancestors, as is Delila Druit, based on our Great Nan: Agnes Boughtwood, she was a wizzard in the kitchen! Sas is my sister Sarah, she often made games up with me and the cardboard lady. The book is spiritual in nature, in a mild way so not to scare. The stories introduce us to the angels and Fairy Kingdom. There is an emphasis on supporting Mother Earth and her 'Bee' population as well as all other creatures. read more
I Didn't Know Game Wardens Did That!
Th is book is educational fun and aspiring, with a message that we are all artists, just in diff erent ways. We all dream, hope, a...nd create all the time. Th is is the power of imagination. We can achieve all our goals, with patience and hard work. But most of all, if we believe in ourselves. My entire illustrations goal is to captivate the child mind and let his or her imagination do the rest. read more
A desert pack rat finds his place in the Sonoran Desert in this charming children's fable illustrated by a local Tucson, Arizona t...attoo artist. Black and grey illustrations with a dark slant recall children's book images from decades ago. This short rhyming story teaches about the animals and plants of the desert, and reminds children that they may already be "in the place they dreamed." read more
Pinky the Pig is tired of being pink, so he tries many schemes to make himself a different color. Each new effort to change his co...lor brings disaster. In the end Pinky learns to be happy with the way he is uniquely made. This book contains discussion questions and art activities to extend the learning and the fun. read more
Do You See It? Do You See It? is Marcia Diehl's first children's story. It is a lovely little book that engages children's imagina...tions and then leads them on a personal adventure to see their dreams come true. read more
This book is about a child imagination with the clouds. It is a beautiful day and as she lie under the big oat tree and look up to... the sky her imagination with the clouds was life forming. The sky is light blue and the puffy white clouds seems to take on the life of all the characters as she looked on that is in the story. Each character is formed from the puffy white cloud on top of the blue sky. read more
In this latest adventure (following Pigeon Post, winner of the Carnegie Medal), the Walker family has come to Harwich to wait for ...Commander Walker’s return. As usual, the children can’t stay away from boats, and this time they meet young Jim Brading, skipper of the well-found sloop Goblin. But fun turns to high drama when the anchor drags, and the four young sailors find themselves drifting out to sea – sweeping across to Holland in the midst of a full gale! As in all of Ransome’s books, the emphasis is on self reliance, courage, and resourcefulness. We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea is a story to warm any mariner’s heart. Full of nautical lore and adventure, it will appeal to young armchair sailors and seasoned salts alike. “The seventh of the Arthur Ransome books, and I really think it is the best.” –Sunday Times “Perhaps the best of all . . . Told with all the wealth of practical detail and satisfying sense of reality which make Mr. Ransome so unfailingly successful.” –Punch read more
Color Me 2: For Those Who Love to Color and For Those Who Didn't Think They Could! Discover The Hidden Images as You Color!