Did you know that the European eel can migrate far distances simply from memory? Did you know that chimpanzees can learn sign language? Far Out! is packed with interesting facts about animals that can do amazing and humanlike things, such as the dolphin, silverback gorilla, Egyptian vulture, and monarch butterfly.
Talk about a throwback! These classic toys truly stand the test of time while managing to still capture active minds and imaginations. Check out our roundup of retro toys that easily compete in today's digital age without all of the bells and whistles. Parents, get ready to revisit your childhood and reminisce about fun games and activities that not only never grow old but make you want to be a kid again. Check out some of our perennial favorites you can find at Walmart, Amazon and Target now.
Moms work hard to empower their daughters with positive affirmations to teach them that girls are not only fun, fierce and fearless, but they can also achieve anything they strive for in the future. In celebration of Women's History Month and the March 8 release of Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the most powerful character in the universe), we've rounded up a few of our favorite girl power gifts, including dynamic clothes, books and toys to give little superstars a power boost to shine and make the world a better place.
Having a well-stocked kitchen helps you make your own food at home, and cooking at home naturally helps you eat healthier. Having the right tools for handling fresh produce, sauteeing veggies and cooking grains quickly will make it easy to make nutritious meals that taste amazing. Check out these amazing kitchen tools from Amazon, Crate & Barrel, KitchenAid and more to help you prepare easy, healthy and delicious meals the whole family will love.
Whether you want cute crib shoes for newborns or something sturdy for beginning walkers, baby moccasins are a trendy, versatile shoe option that both baby and parent will love. Baby moccasins are designed with soft, skid-proof soles for babies' comfort and are easy to pull-on for quick dressing and undressing. Check out this selection of adorable, stylish baby moccasins for all occasions, from great retailers like Target, Nordstrom, Amazon and more.
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
The anticipation of a newborn is beyond exciting, and showering first-time mothers and fathers with special gifts is all part of the fun and excitement. From practical presents that parents can truly appreciate to indulgent splurges for baby, we've rounded up some of our favorite finds that will have you scoring major points with the mom-and-dad-to-be. Earn Best Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle of the Year with the softest blankies, the cutest stuffies and the sweetest sentimental gifts to celebrate baby and support Mom and Dad once their little bundle of joy arrives. Don't worry babe, we've got you covered!
Picking the best pacifier for newborns can be a tough choice.There are pacifier pros and cons, so it's important to find one that meets current safety standards — durable, easy-to-clean material, one-piece pacifier design to prevent parts from coming dislodged and a shape that promotes healthy mouth development. We found the best pacifiers brands on the market right now from the likes of Philips Avent, Munchkin, Dr. Brown's and more.
We've hunted down the cutest personalized Easter baskets to fill with fun treats and colorful eggs on Easter morning. From custom liners for traditional wicker baskets to soft embroidered bunny ear baskets to sturdy metal Easter buckets, these are the best personalized Easter baskets for kids from retailers like Pottery Barn Kids, Etsy and more.
Ready your hankies: Disney's beloved film about a big-eared elephant, Dumbo, is hitting theaters March 29 in a live-action remake by director Tim Burton that's sure to tug at our heartstrings. To celebrate the film, we've rounded up the sweetest and most adorable elephant-themed toys and gear for your little one. From bath wraps to Dumbo musical mobiles, see the favorite pachyderm picks we're eyeing from Walmart,, Pottery Barn Kids, Target and more. Step right up and check them out below!
The hills are alive with the sound of music! Looking to scale back a little on electronic toys? Then it's time to make some noise with cool musical instruments designed to bring harmony to the home without driving Mom and Dad completely crazy. Music plays a significant role in stimulating brain development, coordination and creativity in babies and kids. In celebration of the 33rd annual Music in Our Schools Month, we've taken note of the best instruments guaranteed to bring music to your ears. Whether you have a pint-sized percussionist or a budding Beethoven, get ready to rock!
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
Schönes Notebook für alle die Atronomie interessierten & Freude des Weltalls. Ein perfektes Geschenk zum Geburtstag (B-Day) für Sc...hriftsteller, junge Mädchen und Jungs, Schüler & Schülerinnen & Studenten, Frauen und Männer, Oma und Opa, Tante und Onkel, zu Weihnachten, x-mas. Auch Freunde von Planeten, Himmelskörpern und dem Universum wird dieses schöne Notizbuch erfreuen. Benutze das Journal als Tagebuch für dich und deine Aufzeichnungen, für deine Notizen die du später nochmal nachlesen möchtest, als Kladde an der Schule oder Uni, als Merkliste für Einkaufszettel und andere ToDo`s oder zum Ideen sammeln für deine Gedichte, Songs, Geschichten, als Reisetagebuch, für Skizzen oder Zeichnungen. Weitere Details sind: 110 Seiten, 15,2 x 22,8 cm (6" x 9"), ~A5 Format, weißes Papier und ein schönes mattes Cover. Alle Notizbücher gibt es in liniert, mit punktraster (wie kariert) und in blanko, wenn du auf den Autorennamen klickst bekommst du alle mein erstellten Notizbücher angezeigt - viel Spaß beim Stöbern :) read more
Contine cele mai frumoase povesti ale lui Ion Creanga. Colectia completa a povestirilor lui Creanga intr-o singura carte, avand 14...0 de pagini. Dintre povestirile incluse in volumul de fata amintim: Povestea lui Harap-Alb, Povestea porcului, Fata babei și fata moșneagului, Capra cu trei iezi, Punguța cu doi bani, Ursul păcălit de vulpe, Ivan Turbincă, Dănilă Prepeleac, Povestea lui Stan Pățitul, Soacra cu trei nurori, Prostia omenească, Povestea unui om leneșCreanga e altceva, nici narator taran, nici folclorist, culegator, prelucrator, basmele lui nu sunt rescrise, impodobite, alterate in structura lor (ca ale lui Slavici). Fara a iesi din schemele basmului popular, fara a inventa nimic esential, Creanga retraieste cu ingenuitate intamplarile povestite. Geniul humulestean este aceasta capacitate extraordinara de a-si lua in serios eroii (fabulosi sau nu, oameni sau animale), de a le retrai aventurile, de a pune cu voluptate in fiecare propriile lui aspiratii nerostite, slabiciuni, tulburari si uimiri, adica de a crea viata. El este creatorul unei comedii umane tot asa de profunda si de universala in tipicitatea ei precum aceea a lui Sadoveanu. Nicolae Manolescu read more
Dennis wakes up in a dream land and meets strange beings as he journeys across a dangerous landscape to find an escape.
Did you know that the horned lizard squirts blood out of its eyes to scare off predators? Learn more about this creature as well a...s the leech, the naked mole rat, the hagfish, and many more creepy critters in this sickening and super science book. Not for the faint of heart, this revolting reader will be a favorite among boys and everyone interested in the strange and unusual! read more
Did you know that the mimic octopus can change its shape, skin color, and texture to match its surroundings, or that there is a ty...pe of goat that faints whenever it feels threatened? Find out about these and other creatures with bizarre behaviors in our farout book by Ginjer L. Clarke! read more
Why does an Arctic hare have tiny ears? To conserve heat! How does a walrus feel around for food on the bottom of the sea? With it...s whiskers! Learn cool facts about the arctic fox, the beluga whale, the snowy owl, and more in this book. read more
Did you know that the luna moth only flutters around at night--or that is has a wingspan as wide as a bowl of soup? This reader is... packed with interesting facts about all the creepy animals that we never get to see during the daytime, like the barn owl, the blind cave fish, and the vampire squid. read more
Do you love birds? If you do, you?re not alone! Birds are fun to watch and they make great pets. There is so much to know about bi...rds. Why do they have feathers? Can parrots really talk? Why do birds build nests? Do birds like toys? Beginning readers will find the answers to these questions?and many more?in this lively, fact-filled book. Filled with colorful illustrations and photographs of wild and domestic birds, this is a perfect selection for any young bird-watcher or bird lover. read more
Did you know that the viperfish uses a glowing lure to attract its prey? Or that a giant squid has eyeballs the size of volleyball...s? This book is full of facts about all sorts of freaky animals! read more
Beginning readers can chill out with one of the coolest creatures around?the emperor penguin. Did you know that penguins can?t fly...? Or that emperor penguins can stay underwater for almost twenty minutes? Learn more about penguin work and playtime in this cool All Aboard Science Reader! read more
Get to know the tallest animals on earth—giraffes!—in this Level 3 reader.Giraffes have been a source of interest for thousands of... years. Some were even kept as pets in Egypt! As the tallest animals on Earth—some can be nineteen feet tall—giraffes are distinct, and their anatomy makes them only more interesting. Did you know that giraffes have the same number of neck bones that humans do? Giraffes also have tongues that are blue-black in color and more than a foot long. You can learn all about giraffes in this exciting book! read more
Did you know that the king cobra snake has enough venom in each bite to kill an elephant? Learn all about the world's most dangero...us animals--including tiger sharks, black widow spiders, and polar bears--in this fact-filled Level 3 reader. read more
In this delightful follow-up to My Brother, Ant, Anthony comes face to face with a growling bear, pretends to be a dog, and hears ...a giant tapping on the window. These enchanting stories capture the relationship between Ant and his brother with warmth and humor. read more
Challenge yourself and engage with the amazing wildlife around the world in the newest Smithsonian reader!This engaging nonfiction... book continues children’s journeys to becoming lifelong readers with new and engaging content and more challenging texts. Developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian and esteemed childhood literacy expert Dr. Adria Klein, Amazing Animals Level 2 contains four 32-page topics for engaged readers looking to learn more about the world around them—from sea life and nighttime animals to rain forest animals and baby animals! Children can also practice their reading skills and test their newfound knowledge with the included quizzes. read more
The much-heralded Good Knight is back-only this time his three little dragon friends are sick in bed. Their scaly foreheads are h...ot and their noses are drip-drip-dripping. They feel awful. The Good Knight comes to the rescue again! He brings them some slimy, grimy soup from the wizard to make them feel better. But the dragons wont touch it. What is a Good Knight to do? read more
The much-loved Good Knight is back again . . . and it’s his birthday! His three little dragon friends want to surprise him. They t...ry to make a cake—but all they make is a mess. A card? Another mess—glitter and glue all over the room.Then the theatrical performance is a flop.Time is running out, and the poor little dragons must find a special way to say Happy Birthday, Good Knight. They do, and it’s a good day’s fun in this perfectly pitched easy reader.Good Night, Good Knight, the first in the Good Knight series, was an ALA Notable Book and a Booklist Top 10 Easy Reader, among other honors. read more
Did you know that a full-grown polar bear standing on his hind legs is as tall as an elephant? Polar bears are one of nature?s mos...t beautiful animals, but their home?the Arctic North?is in danger. Kids will love learning about these Arctic animals and finding out more about global warming. read more
Starting from the northern United States and southern Canada, millions of Monarchs converge every fall in one region in central Me...xico. It's not only an amazing sight to behold for the lucky residents of the area, but also a true miracle of nature. This easy reader follows the 2,500 mile-long journey of the Monarchs, with both full color illustrations and photographs. read more
Kids will love reading all about the panda Mei Lan, born at the Atlanta Zoo in September 2006. Through her story, they?ll learn ab...out what newborn pandas are like (they?re the size of a stick of butter!), about their development, and about what life is like for pandas in the wild. This book also touches on efforts to protect this endangered species. read more
Did you know that the biggest owl has a wingspan of five feet? That's big! The smallest owl is no bigger than an avocado. Filled w...ith photographs and vivid illustrations, this book will teach you all about these beautiful birds.Excerpt:When the owlets are about one month old, they are ready to leave the nest.At first, owlets hop from branch to branch.They grab onto tree bark.They wander around on the ground.They practice flapping their wings.Look!They are flying!The owlets are now called fledglings(say: FLEJ-lings). read more
Learn all about what lives and grows in the forest in the three stories of this Level 1 nonfiction reader. Deer and other wildlife..., trees and other plant life, and much more are found In the Forest! read more
Many people like snakes, lizards, and turtles, and there?s so much to find out about all of these scaly-skinned animals. Are all s...nakes poisonous? Why do snakes shed their skin? What unusual things can lizards do? Do lizards ever lose their tails? Why do turtles have shells? Kids will find the answers?and much more?in this fun, fact-filled introduction to reptiles. Filled with colorful photographs and illustrations, this is just right for any reptile lover. read more
The Good Knight is on his watch when he hears a sound. Roar! Is it a dragon? A great big dragon? He searches the woods and finds a... surprise. Three very little dragons are almost ready for bed. But who will read to them, tuck them in, and kiss them good night? Is this a job for the Good Knight? Young readers, like the young dragons, will quickly fall under the Good Knight's spell."Stories of valiant knights slaying fearsome dragons are going to fall sadly flat after one reading of this bewitching tale." (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review) read more
Woodward and McTwee are the silliest of friends. A bird and a hippopotamus could not be more different, but they love playing hide...-and-seek and pulling pranks on each other. Join Woodward and McTwee for a ton of fun with two hilarious stories! read more
Max has found an egg—a dinosaur egg, he hopes. He builds a nest for the egg, shines a light on the egg, and dances around the egg ...in anticipation. Crack, crack, crack—out pops a. . . ! Young readers will have a ball reading this fun and fast-paced Level 1 story. read more