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.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
Create the Ultimate Gaming Experience with These Walmart Deals on TVs, Video Game Consoles, Headsets and More
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
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.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
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.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 full pages of colorfully illustrated and detailed stickers — over 1,000 stickers in all! Each page has a fashion-theme, offerin...g every sticker-adoring child the opportunity to create stylish outfits. Themed pages include Classic Collection, Work... read more
Spoil your sports fanatic with our All Star sticker book! This sticker book for kids is filled with hundreds of sports themed stic...kers from foam fingers and trophies to volleyballs and footballs. Add these stickers to scrapbook pages, party invitations and more. read more
Search for interesting things on holiday and when you see then stick a sticker in place with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity b...ook will get kids exploring airports beaches countryside towns and cities in search of i-SPY points. A fun interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant colour coded photographs. * Sticker for each entry to use when item is spotted. * Points to score from common sights like ice cream (5 points) to top spots such as roller coaster (25 points). Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series! read more
The Frozen Sticker Book will be welcomed by any little girl who likes stickers and the movie Frozen. She'll enjoy peeling off and ...placing the pretty, colorful seals. This girl's sticker book will entertain her at home and when traveling. read more
This book is full of dots and full of fun! You'll enjoy linking the dots together to create 58 delightful pictures. The fun, thoug...h, begins even before you start connecting the dots. As you come to each picture, first read the short rhyme at the bottom of the page and see if you can guess what picture the connected dots will form. Then, using a pencil or pen, draw a line from number 1 to dot number 2, and then from dot number 2 to dot number 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 5, and so on. Continue on in this manner until you have connected all the numbered dots. Was your guess correct? If perhaps you made a mistake along the way — one of the puzzles has over 90 dots! — and you're not sure what the picture is of, you can check the list of pictures at the back of the book. Of course, when you've finished following the dots, you then get to color the pictures. You'll see pictures of all sorts of animals, things that are out of this world, and many other familiar objects. Now, if you are ready, it's time for the fun to begin: Follow those dots! read more
This entertaining little activity book will help you learn about all kinds of plants and animals that ask you to follow the dots t...o create illustrations of a squirrel, beetle, sunflower, mushroom, woodpecker, turtle, and many other creations of Mother Nature. These puzzles are not only fun to solve, they'll help you learn your numbers, too. And when you've finished, you can have more fun coloring the completed pictures. read more
Take a trip to a working farm and meet lots of interesting animals and people. Just connect the dots on each page to create pictur...es of a child feeding some little chicks, a peacock showing off its beautiful coat of feathers, a lonely scarecrow standing in a field, and other farm-related scenes. 58 puzzles with solutions. read more
Connect the letters of the alphabet in this little book and you'll learn which animal likes to roam and which calls the sea his sp...ecial home. You'll also meet a creature who slithers along the ground while making very little sound. Fifty-nine puzzles help you learn the alphabet as you're introduced to a gorilla, cow, horse, goat, turtle, frog, whale, and 52 other animals. Solutions included. read more
Pre-schoolers and other youngsters will delight in these 56 entertaining puzzles. Instead of following numbers, they'll connect le...tters to form a host of familiar favorites — a balloon, drum, robot, windmill, and other images. Each puzzle features a charming rhymed caption, and the finished pictures will provide coloring fun. read more
Children from 4 to 8 will love this little treasury of Christmas cheer. They can follow a maze to Grandma's house, study a picture... to find hidden gifts, solve crossword puzzles, connect the dots, and solve other holiday mysteries. Easy-to-read captions explain each of the 33 puzzles, and solutions appear at the end. The pictures can be colored, too! read more
Families who loved reading Goldilocks will find instant entertainment in this book of activities based on the classic fairy tale. ...Filled to the brim with nearly 50 mazes, word puzzles, connect-the-dots, mini-crosswords, coloring pages, rhyming games, and more, it's sure to make any day brighter. Includes solutions. read more
A charming nighttime scene of a village at Christmas — shown on the inside covers of this book — is waiting to be brought to life ...with festive ornaments and Yuletide revelers. Youngsters can add 24 numbered, full-color sticker images of carolers, snowmen, houses, a church, Christmas tree, and more! read more
Decorate — and redecorate — a cozy room with 36 reusable stickers! Includes peppermint sticks, stars, tree ornaments, toys, a nutc...racker, candles, various boys and girls, Santa statuettes, stockings, a wreath, gift-wrapped packages, and other cheerful seasonal images.The peel-and-apply stickers can be used many times to create different pictures. read more
Forty-eight puzzles, designed for young maze fans, will have them gathering ornaments to decorate a tree, showing Santa the way do...wn a chimney, helping jolly St. Nick take a taxi through New York City, and more. Helpful captions explain the goal of each maze and solutions appear at the end of this pocket-sized treat. read more
Connect-the-dots puzzles aren't just for kids anymore. These 45 complex and artistically appealing conundrums are fun to do and a ...pleasure to behold when completed. You'll find yourself guessing what the picture will be when you start and then be totally amazed when you’re finished.Designed for gamesters of all ages, the full-page brainteasers combine letters of the alphabet with numbers that go well over 100. They also invite puzzle fans to complete and color an entertaining array of pictures — from illustrations of animals, buildings, and vehicles to portrayals of humans, sea life and varieties of food. read more
Little sports fans can get in the game with this lineup of 27 spot-the-differences puzzles about tennis, baseball, basketball, bow...ling, hockey, football, skateboarding, skiing, and other all-star activities. Each pair of drawings have subtle differences, plus brief captions offer fun facts about some of the world's most popular sports. read more
Even the youngest children can have an easy time learning the alphabet with this charming coloring book. Each letter of the alphab...et is illustrated by an object whose name begins with that letter: for example "A is for Apple." And the miniature format makes this book perfect for little hands. read more
It's your birthday and there's a big cake waiting for you! But it needs candles — add them and then color the cake. You can also h...elp a mouse find her way through a cheese "cake" maze. Forty-two other puzzles, with solutions, make birthdays even more fun. read more
Since 1789, our Chief Executives have led America through every challenge. Now, they're here to teach kids how to have fun! These ...45 activities help kids identify Lincoln's birthplace, learn about the Declaration of Independence, and find out about other historical events with crosswords, word searches, follow-the-dots, and other puzzles. Solutions included. read more
With this entertaining little activity book, youngsters will be able to perform simple feats of holiday magic. Sixteen illustratio...ns with Christmas themes magically appear when blank spaces are rubbed with a pencil, smooth-edge coin, or other object. Find out who's in Santa's workshop painting toys, who's singing and playing music in a star-studded sky, and more. A fun-filled way to take part in Yuletide merry-making, this clever little book lets children do some holiday celebrating of their own. read more
Dozens of captivating challenges for young dragon fanciers! Count a monster’s pointy teeth, guide a princess out of a fire-breathi...ng beast's lair, and solve other puzzles featuring these magical and menacing creatures of mythology. More than 40 puzzles include dot-to-dots, hidden pictures, mazes, word games, and much more. Each activity can be colored when finished. Solutions. read more
Children adore Cinderella's rags-to-riches adventure, and this inventive activity book adds fun new images and games to the classi...c story. Eighteen mazes, hidden pictures, cryptograms, and other puzzles recount the household drudge's transformation into a princess. The cute illustrations are perfect for coloring, and solutions appear at the end. read more
Batter up with 45 winning activities, all based on America's favorite pastime! These puzzles and word games are sure to be a hit w...ith young baseball fans. Activities include crossword puzzles, mazes, follow-the-dots, find-the-differences, and other baseball-themed pursuits. Kids can pick up a few interesting stats while having nine innings of fun! In case of "strikeouts," see the back of the book for solutions. read more
Robots are the rage — and kids who love these animated marvels will adore this book. The 40 fun activities featuring Roxy, Reggie,... Roddy, and their robotic pets include mazes, word searches, drawings, spelling and counting games, connect-the-dots, and other challenges. Kids can color the completed puzzles. Solutions included. read more
Clara, Godfather Drosselmeyer, the Mouse King, and other characters from one of the most popular ballets of the Christmas season f...ill this collection of over 45 puzzles and games. Children can connect dots, navigate mazes, locate hidden pictures, and much more. A delight for young ballet fans during the holiday season! Solutions are included. read more
Kids will have a blast when they climb on board and follow this activity-packed track to fun! Over 40 puzzles combine education wi...th entertainment, and include mazes, crosswords, follow-the-dots, word searches, find-the-difference pictures, and many more engaging activities! Solutions included. read more