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.
Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
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.
Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
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.
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.
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
Size: 5" H x 90" W x 144" D Flagship Carpets ABC Blocks Floor Mat Now jump ABC's! Get kids moving when they crawl, walk, or jump i...nto becoming emerging leaders. Letter recognition fluency is built as students correspond sounds to the imaginative... read more
Size: 5" H x 129" W x 158" W Flagship Carpets ABC Blocks Floor Mat Now jump ABC's! Get kids moving when they crawl, walk, or jump ...into becoming emerging leaders. Letter recognition fluency is built as students correspond sounds to the imaginative... read more
Size: 5" H x 70" W x 100" D Flagship Carpets ABC Blocks Floor Mat Now jump ABC's! Get kids moving when they crawl, walk, or jump i...nto becoming emerging leaders. Letter recognition fluency is built as students correspond sounds to the imaginative... read more
Finish: Medium Stone Gray LEGO Storage Brick 8 Toy Box Features: Easy to open Have fun while staying organized Licensed Product: Y...es Product Type: Toy box Finish: Fabric Color: Gloss Finish: No Frame Material: Plastic Frame Material Details: Wood... read more
Notch Blocks Set 89 Pc. - Guidecraft G6110 (Shipping Included)Great for indoor or outdoor use, the Notch Block 89 piece set is mad...e from FSC certified eucalyptus wood and weathers to a soft gray if left outdoors. Blocks feature smooth sanded edges and... read more
G87205 Expressions Trophy Rack - Natural
G87202 Expressions Book Display - Natural
G87804 Classic Toy Box - Gray
G87302 Expressions Book Display - Espresso
The Rainbow Blocks are an adventure in color light and sound The 30 piece Rainbow Blocks Set features hardwood frame with soft rou...nded edges and colored plexi interiors read more
The Rainbow Blocks are an adventure in color light and sound The 10 piece Rainbow Blocks Set features hardwood frame with soft rou...nded edges and colored plexi interiors read more
G87203 Expressions Toy Box - Natural
G87403 Classic Vanity And Stool - Pink
G87803 Classic Extra Chairs Set Of 2 - Gray
G87207 Expressions Bookrack - Natural
The Jr Rainbow Blocks are an adventure in color and light
G87303 Expressions Toy Box - Espresso
G87206 Expressions Step Stool - Natural
G87404 Vanity And Stool - Lavender
The Jr Rainbow Blocks are an adventure in color and light
G87405 Vanity And Stool - Light Green
Mirror Blocks 10 pc Set - Guidecraft G3017Set of 10 mirror blocks features hardwood frames with soft, rounded corners and mylar mi...rrored double faced interiors. Sized to standard unit block measurements. Ages 2+. read more
G87304 Expressions Vanity Stool - Espresso
100 pieces in 8 different sizes. 3 years and up. Sturdy plastic construction. Jumbo-sized interlocking blocks. Build, build, and b...uild some more with the Mighty Big Blocks 100 Pc. Set Assorted Sizes. The 100 interlocking blocks come in eight different... read more
Create a limitless world of people, animals, architecture, robots, vehicles and more with IO Blocks®! Each set comprises 12 unique... plastic shapes and features 6 colors; red, blue, green, tan, black and white. All IO Blocks® building toys connect with a secure, yet easily adjustable friction fit and feature a soft-touch plastic with a special matte finish. The high-quality design of the IO Blocks® toy, with its open-ended building possibilities and problem solving, puzzle-like qualities, makes it a great fit for educators and parents interested in STEM skill development. Sets range from a 59 piece travel set with locking travel case, to a 1,000 piece large group activity set. The IO Blocks® scale is derived from a .5″ cube, the largest pieces measuring 1.5″W x 1.5 L x .5″D. Available now on Google Play, and the Apple App Store: IO Build App for your smartphone and tablet! read more
Creative builders will spend hours designing and constructing their own buildings or houses with this sturdy and durable cardboard... Construction Set. Set includes 16 large cardboard "timber" blocks. This set can be used with other ImagiBrick Giant Building Block sets for really GIANT fun! Made in the USA from 50% recycled cardboard. read more