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.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
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.
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
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.
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!
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.
Originally touted as a tool to help kids stay calm and focused, the fidget spinner quickly took off as one of the most sought-after toys of the year. While your kids are probably very familiar with the standard spinners, these unique fidget spinners will catch their attention and make the perfect gift.
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.
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
Ben and Jonah Royal Plush Marilyn Monroe Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Bunny Outfit Beach Towel Features: Go to the beach in style with... this super cozy beach towel Makes a great gift Product Type: Beach towel Color: Gray/Black/Blue Material: Polyester... read more
Zoomie Kids Consuelo Plush Koala Bear Kids Wall Toy Organizer Add some colorful zoo personality to your children's bedroom or play...room with Plush Koala Bear Kids Wall Toy Organizer. Whether storing toys, balls, clothes, books or shoes, this versatile... read more
The Holiday Aisle 6.25" Herringbone Plush Teddy Bear S Embroidered Christmas Hanging Figurine 6.25" Herringbone Plush Teddy Bear S... Embroidered Christmas Hanging Figurine features a monogrammed "S" and wears a red and white knit scarf. The petite size... read more
PillowPets Jumboz Comfy Panda Plush Floor Pillow What’s better and more fun than an ordinary stuffed-animal? A jumbo plush stuffed... animal from Pillow Pets. More than just a pillow, more than a pet, it’s a Jumbo Pillow Pet. Pillow Pets oversized... read more
This adorable plush kitten toy from Edushape is sure to become your little one's new best friend. Teether tail Bell Hook & loop ar...ms Promotes fine motor skills, gross motor skills, logic & reasoning, hand-eye coordination, auditory sensory development,... read more
The perfect tagalong friend, Happy Kitten from Edushape is an adorable plush toy that will become your child's favorite playmate. ...From his colorful green and white striped arms and legs, to the teether tail and silk ribbon hair, he's full of colorful fun. read more
An adorable and cuddly kitty provides security, stimulation and more. Features high contrast patterned goofy legs (one retracts as... the opposite is pulled), hugging arms, teether tail and bell. read more
The perfect tagalong friend, Happy Monkey from Edushape is an adorable plush toy that will become your child's favorite playmate. ...From his colorful green and white striped arms and legs, to the teether tail and silk ribbon hair, he's full of colorful fun. read more
This soft and snuggly Edushape Happy Monkey is loaded with fun, discovery and comfort. Its features include an irresistible poke-a...ble belly button, teether tail, crinkle ears, rattle, various fabrics, silk ribbons, a rattle, goofy legs and arms (one shrinks as the opposite is pulled) and more. read more
Huggable, loveable snoozy helps little ones feel secure and reduces bedtimes separation anxiety. Pleasant routines ease the shift ...from wake to sleep, and snuggling with snoozy helps children feel comfortable about what to expect at the end of each day. Includes parent guide, detachable wraparound blanket and special shapes to help you share stories. read more
Feelings Friend introduces facial vocabulary to encourage children to easily express their feelings while, at the same time, helpi...ng others to understand how the child feels moment to moment, day to day, even when the words just aren't there like a window into a child's feelings. Children can use the facial features, stored in the convenient front pocket, to create telling facial avatars of themselves. Feelings Friend includes a comprehensive parent/teacher booklet on socio-emotional development, illustrated cards post cards and progressive emotional developmental cards, so children can grasp the concept quickly and easily. read more
Edushape provides a complete toy set for your baby with this soft plush toy set. Featuring a rattle, teether and squeaker toy, you...r baby will be entertained and happy. 3-toy set Soft, friendly animal plush toys Includes: plush rattle, plush teether,... read more
Equally fun on the table, floor, bed or bath, the adorable Ladybug Sorter from EduShape provides educational and developmental pla...y. Floats on its firm lily pad and includes 6 unique shapes for sorting fun and learning. read more
The Treehouse Puzzle from EduShape features a tree of happy creatures all waiting to be fed with matching food pieces. Provides ed...ucational and developmental play as your child coordinates the puzzle pieces to the silhouettes. read more
Established in 1983, edushape LTD., is a leading manufacturer of Educational toys and games for toddlers to second graders. During... 1999 edushape entered to a new phase of developing unique and exciting new products for infants and toddlers under the... read more
This Hansa Ginger Kitten is part of the Hansa Cat and Dog Collection. When you hold these wonderfully "life-like" animals, you wil...l see and feel Hansa's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric selection,... read more
Webkinz Jr. is a new line created by the Ganz, the creators of the famous Webkinz interactive plush. Webkinz Jr. is primarily for ...children ages 3 to 6 years old. The program is focused on introducing and teaching children about proper internet use and... read more
This Hansa Creme Standing Cat is part of the Hansa Cat and Dog Collection. When you hold these wonderfully "life-like" animals, yo...u will see and feel Hansa's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric... read more
HANSA - Ginger Kitten Plush Toy - This Hansa Ginger Kitten is part of the Hansa Cat and Dog Collection. The Kitten's approximate d...imensions are 8 L x 4 W x 8 H. Suitable for ages 3 years old and up. When you hold these wonderfully ''life-like'' animals, you will see and feel HANSA's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric selection, cutting, sewing, stuffing, eye placement, feature creation, framing, air brushing and finishing. Since each animal is hand sewn, there will be slight variations in appearance. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. read more
HANSA - Crème Kitten Plush Toy - This Hansa Crème Standing Cat is part of the Hansa Cat and Dog Collection. The Cat's approximate ...dimensions are 16 L x 6 W x 11 H. Suitable for ages 3 years old and up. When you hold these wonderfully ''life-like'' animals, you will see and feel HANSA's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric selection, cutting, sewing, stuffing, eye placement, feature creation, framing, air brushing and finishing. Since each animal is hand sewn, there will be slight variations in appearance. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. read more
Instill a lifelong love of musical arts with the Edushape Xylophone. This classic child's toy introduces toddlers to the joys of m...aking their own original compositions. It features colorful aluminum keys that are accurately tuned before they are assembled, so kids can play along with other instruments and recordings. The keys are engraved with the associated notes of the scale, which chime clearly and loudly. The xylophone toy also features scuff-resistant legs and a snap-in holder for the strik read more
HANSA - Grey and White Kitten Plush Toy - This Hansa Grey and White Kitten is part of the Hansa Cat and Dog Collection. The Kitten...'s approximate dimensions are 8 L x 4 W x 8 H. Suitable for ages 3 years old and up. When you hold these wonderfully ''life-like'' animals, you will see and feel HANSA's emphasis on quality, which is a result of careful attention to design, custom fabric selection, cutting, sewing, stuffing, eye placement, feature creation, framing, air brushing and finishing. Since each animal is hand sewn, there will be slight variations in appearance. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs. read more
From the mind of artist Gus Fink comes the Stitch Kittens! each cat has their own personality and comes with a Bio tag. These kitt...ens may look a LOL rough on the edges but they are just as sweet as any Kitty you meet! 6 different kittens, collect them all! read more
Features: Easy to play, but hard to solveTeaches critical thinkingVibrant designsKohls Cares Dr. Seuss Mulberry Street Giraffe Plu...sh Stuffed animalBeautiful and softgreat Dr Seuss storybook characturecollectibleLemon RXChildren interact with technology and read more