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.
Use furniture with rope accents, navy colors, and adorable whale decorations to anchor together a nautical-inspired nursery you and baby can enjoy.
This school year will be even more incredible than the last with the help of the Incredibles 2 gang. From backpacks to lunch time all of your back to school essentials are covered.
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.
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.
This past year has brought us tons of great nursery trends from bold, unexpected colors to soft, neutral palettes, and from woodland-inspired motifs and natural materials to mid-century modern statement-furniture. Whether your preferred aesthetic for your little one's special space leans toward simple, sweet, and shabby chic, or edgy, sophisticated and contemporary, with vintage touches, or all of the above, we're here to help you pull together the on-trend nursery of your dreams.
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!
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
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.
There are so many products to consider when preparing for the arrival of your first baby. When it comes to cribs and crib sets, safety is key. Thankfully, you don't have to compromise on safety to have a stylish crib for your nursery. Whether you decide to immediately start your baby off in a crib or begin by placing them in a bassinet to sleep, learn more about different crib options and safety tips to ensure you're making an informed purchase decision for your little one.
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.
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.
Provide kids with seating that was specifically designed for them and can be stored away when no longer in use. This plastic foldi...ng chair will make an exciting addition to any classroom, daycare center or in the home. The lightweight design makes it... read more
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This durable and sturdy desk from Highlands Collection features clean lines and a beautiful espresso finish enhanced by the Dura-b...rush finishing process to give you a timeless piece you will love. Extra deep drawers in this desk give ample storage... read more
Introduce kids to the wide world of reading with this sling book shelf. Made from MDF in a cherry finish, the bookshelf features f...abric pockets to display titles and help little hands return books to their place. Features: Material: MDF, Wood Style:... read more
Transform your girl's room with the chic, contemporary style of the Caitlyn Window Panels from Glenna Jean. These elegant panels a...re cast in a soft hue of grey and coordinate perfectly with the rest of the Caitlyn collection. read more
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Your little tadpole will delight in the charming Fish Tales Crib Bedding Collection from Glenna Jean. Add the perfect finishing to...uch to your dÃ©cor with these lined Fish Tales Window Panels. They feature chic white anchors on a grey ground. read more
Create a sweet secret garden in your little girl's nursery with the Audrey Crib Bedding Collection from Glenna Jean. The Audrey Wi...ndow Panels are a perfect finishing touch and are fully lined to block light for restful naps. read more
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Create a nautical nursery for your little sailor with this set of Lil Sailboat Window Curtain Panels from Glenna Jean. The luxurio...us grey velvet drapes feature a hint of silver sparkle to elegantly enhance the collection's classic seaside appeal. read more