Apes and anacondas, penguins and parakeets, whales and wallabies, there are amazing photographs and fascinating facts about them all. So come on a journey from the frozen Arctic, through the boiling desert, to the bottom of the deep blue sea and discover about the wonderful creatures we share our planet with. This brightly illustrated and engaging book will give hours of pleasure as well as help with schoolwork and projects.
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.
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.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains — especially in the final months when the weight of your precious baby belly may become hard for your body to support. Belly bands and maternity belts work by lifting the belly and redistributing the weight on your stomach, pelvis, back, hips and spine more evenly. Your exhausted body will appreciate any one of these supportive and comfortable maternity bands, plus some can be worn all pregnancy long and may even double as postpartum belts. Scroll through our selection of helpful pregnancy products and accessories from Amazon, Target, Motherhood Maternity and more.
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.
Moms-to-be deserve to feel sexy, too! That's why we hunted down these gorgeous pieces of maternity lingerie, from silky chemises to stunning lace maternity underwear. No more ankle-length mumus, 4-inch wide bra straps and granny panties — you've still got it, mama! Here are some of our favorite sexy, high-quality and, yes, comfortable pieces of maternity lingerie from retailers like Nordstrom, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
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.
Hooray for snow days! That brisk chill in the air signals that it's time to bundle up the kids in warm winter gear and get outdoors for some cool family fun and winter activities. Way better than riding in a one-horse open sleigh, soaring downhill on the slickest sledding equipment is guaranteed to be a blast! Easy to pack for a trip to the park, our top picks of sleds, saucers, tubes, and toboggans are great for gliding through the season. Be sure to have helmets handy to keep the little ones safe, and enjoy the ride!
A novelization of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, starring Johnny Depp as... the unforgettable Captain Jack Sparrow!The newest film in the box-office smashing franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Men Tell No Tales features the return of fan-favorites Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa, alongside franchise newcomers Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall), Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner), and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent). read more
A new adaptation of the classic story of Snow White in an embellished design. This book is part of a thoughtful collection for kid...s that helps them discover a unique way of interacting with classic tales. read more
Seventeen ghost stories associated with historically important locations in the United States including Fort Ticonderoga, Gettysbu...rg, Harper's Ferry, and the Comstock Lode.Contents: The King's MessengersThe Ghost of Fort TiconderogaThe Ghost Hand of Skene ManorThe Ghost of Gettysburg (from the Diary of a Union Officer)The Haunting of Valley ForgeBuried Treasure in the Haunted Woods of the ChesapeakeBack from the Dead at Harpers FerryThe Ghost of the Army of Northern VirginiaThe Specters of Thalian HallAlice Still Walks the HermitageThe Bell Witch of TennesseeThe Phantom Riverboats of the MississippiThe Blue Lady of New Mexico and ArizonaThe Ghost of Comstock LodeTheodosia and the Mysterious Bermuda TrianglePelican InnAngelic Voices read more
Children's author Lisa Strattin presents: Facts About the Lilac Breasted Roller: A Picture Book For Kids. This educational book p...resents facts along with full color photographs and carefully chosen words to teach children about the Lilac Breasted Roller.Packed with facts about the Lilac Breasted Roller, your children or grandchildren will enjoy learning from start to finish while they read this book. This book was a pleasure to write, and knowing that children learn from it made it all worthwhile! If you want to learn about the Lilac Breasted Roller you will enjoy this book. Learn many interesting facts and see some beautiful photographs as the Lilac Breasted Rollers are seen in their natural habitat. The gorgeous photographs will keep your child engaged from beginning to end. Included in the paperback version are some coloring pages for your child! Note: This book is suitable for children 5 years or age and older, although younger children will enjoy it if you share it with them.Grab your copy NOW by clicking the buy button at the top right of the page. read more
Hippopotamus are big, large and bulky and they deliver a powerful chomp! Learn what they look like, where they live, what they eat... and much more. Discover fascinating facts you did or didn’t know about Hippos! read more
101 Fascinating Facts About 10 Endangered Animals In The World is a great educational book for children from 8 years old and above.... The book offers over 100 fascinating facts about: Black RhinoMountain GorillaLeatherback TurtleSumatran ElephantVaquita PorpoiseGalapagos PenguinRed PandaBengal TigerBlack-Footed FerretAfrican Wild DogThese animals are just a small portion of the actual number of endangered animals in wildlife. Our planet was designed to have a huge diversity in animal like to protect the balance of our natural planet system as a whole. Therefore, it is very important for kids to learn about the important of preserving engdangered animals at young age. read more
Why do tigers have stripes? How does an octopus move? What do elephants use their trunks for? My Little Book of Animals answers al...l these questions and many more. Simple, easy-to-understand text combines with close-up photography to provide an excellent introduction to the animal kingdom. Perfect for reluctant readers, this book will hold the interest of young children and encourage them to find out more about the word around them. read more
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