Winter can feel long and boring for kids and parents alike when the weather prevents outside play. But with these fun board games, there's no need for the winter blues—get the whole family laughing and learning with family game night.
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
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.
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.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
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.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
American Creative Team Pretend Garden Twist Safety Pop-Up Play Tent with Carying Bag This tent is a wonderful addition to any chil...d's indoor or outdoor play area. It is fantastic for any activities like board games, story time, nap time and assisting... read more
American Creative Team Polka Dot Childrens Twist Pop-Up Play Tent with Carrying Bag A wonderful addition to any child's indoor pla...y area. It is fantastic for any activities like board games, story time, nap time and assisting your child's imagination.... read more
American Creative Team Circus Theme Twist Safety Pop-Up Play Tent with Carrying Bag This tent is a wonderful addition to any child...'s indoor or outdoor play area. It is fantastic for any activities like board games, story time, nap time and assisting... read more
Hathaway Games Quattro 4 in a Row Giant Board Game Take a classic connecting game outdoors with this durable, entertaining set. Pl...ayers of all ages will gain social skills while interacting one-on-one or in teams, and kids can play again and again as... read more
Featuring richly-coloured artwork, painted in bold acrylics, this funny story teaches the importance of the rhythms of nature It i...s autumn and as many forest animals are settling down to hibernate, others take up their instruments to play a special winter lullaby. The forest orchestra is organized by the Dormouse, who heads off to sleep, reminding the others that under no circumstances must they wake Mr. Bear. All is quiet until a group of merry-making wolves crash into the forest—they don't care about Mr. Bear's sleep, they just want to party! Their joie de vivre is infectious, and it's not long before the forest orchestra have swapped their flutes and harps for guitars and speakers. It's all tremendous fun until a dark, bear-shaped shadow looms over the forest. read more
A funny story about what happens when the seasons get mixed up, teaching the importance of the rhythms of nature It is autumn and ...as many forest animals are settling down to hibernate, others take up their instruments to play a special winter lullaby. The forest orchestra is organized by the Dormouse, who heads off to sleep, reminding the others that under no circumstances must they wake Mr Bear. At first all is quiet but then, suddenly, a group of merry-making wolves crash into the forest. They are a lively bunch, and don't care about not waking Mr Bearthey just want to party! Their joie de vivre is infectious and it’s not long before the forest orchestra have swapped their flutes and harps for guitars and speakers. It’s all tremendous fun until a dark, bear-shaped shadow looms over the forest. Features richly-colored artwork, painted in bold acrylics. read more
If you find a yeti under your bed, there's no need to fret! Yetis are friendly, cuddly creatures and with this hilarious step-to-s...tep guide your yeti will soon feel at home. You'll discover how to feed a yeti (you'll need a napkin), how to run a yeti's bath (with ice), and what to expect if you take him to school. read more
It's the classic skill & action game about careful thinking and staying one step ahead of your opponent. In Don't Break the Ice, p...layers take turns using mallets to tap out blocks of ice one by one. But plan your next move wisely - the player who makes the penguin fall through the ice loses! Redesigned with all new styling for 2017, this classic game has been updated for today's preschooler. read more
It’s a cold, snowy night, and a big, soft bear sleeps soundly in his cave. A small hare wanders by, and since his ears are so cold..., he snuggles up in the bear’s cozy den. Before long, a fox comes along with the same idea. "You may come in," says the hare, "but don’t wake up the bear!" As the night wears on, the nest of sleeping animals expands until a mouse with a cold curls up right in the bear’s ear―and wakes him up with a loud sneeze!Warm, playful illustrations and a repeating refrain make this bedtime book perfect for year-round reading. read more
Tiger is fast asleep. But — oh dear! — she’s completely blocking the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up...? Luckily, Frog has an excellent idea. Holding his balloon, he floats right over sleeping Tiger! Fox is next, followed by Tortoise, Mouse, and Stork, but it will be tricky for them all to get past without Tiger noticing. It’s good that the reader is there to help keep Tiger asleep, but where exactly are the animals going with all those big shiny balloons? read more
Don't Step In It! Is blindfolded, poop-dodging fun. Put on a blindfold, spin the spinner, and then take that many steps across the... game mat. But watch out. Little piles of compound, molded in the shape of poop, have been strategically placed on the mat. read more
All people sleep. So do all other mammals. Birds sleep, too. Even snakes, fish, and insects have a way of sleeping. How different ...animals sleep on land, in water, and in the air is the subject of this fascinating book for young readers.Using accessible language and scientifically accurate terms, author Mary Batten shows how animals sleep in very different ways and for various lengths of time depending on their size, their physiology, and their habitat. From three-toed sloths hanging from tree branches, to dolphins dozing near the ocean’s surface, Batten presents a rich variety of wildlife and animal behavior.Higgins Bond’s vivid, realistic wildlife illustrations feature animals in their natural environments and enhance the text. Additional information about the featured animals as well as simple explanations of terms such as hibernation and torpor are included in sidebars throughout the book. read more
This cleverly conceived board book appeals to a young child’s sense of fun while providing facts about different animals. A series... of impossible but delightful-to-imagine cautionary statements are followed by informative explanations: Don’t take a bath with a pig. It loves wallowing in the mud. Don’t start a food fight with an octopus. It has six more arms than you do. The simplicity and humor in the text and watercolor illustrations make this book a story-time favorite. read more
- New action trivia cards featuring Complete the Quote, Name 'Em, Quote Trivia and Quote Countdowns add to the fun, variety and mo...re- Includes 1000 quotes and questions, five game pieces and a unique puzzle game board- Includes fun and interesting bi read more
Inspired by viral challenges that have gathered billions of views across the Internet, this game tests one's ability to stay calm ...under pressure. Try not to react! Players wear the Cool-O-Meter that measures their heart rate, and the opposing team rolls the dice that will determine how they'll try to get the player to get flustered. A change in heart rate effects the meter and when the meter gets high enough, the lights get to red, the alarm will sound, and the opponent wins for making that player lose their composure. Get ready for lots of laughs with this hilarious adult party game for ages 12 and older. Take the game on vacations and break it out to liven up a get-together.Hasbro Gaming and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro. read more
A perfect summer read-aloud from the author-illustrator who brought you, NOPE!Bear is hungry. Gertie wants to help. But finding th...e perfect snack is harder than it looks. Will Gertie and Bear silence Bear's tummy grumbles before hunger gets the best of them?Expressive characters and funny dialogue lead the way in this pitch-perfect story about patience and teamwork, by nationally-syndicated cartoonist Drew Sheneman. read more
In MONSTERS DON'T READ the main character, Monster, resists learning to read with the rest of his class because, Monsters don't re...ad, we don't know how. I will not read, not later, not now. He will not learn his ABC's, he will not spell C-A-T. But as the rest of his class enjoys the world of books, Monster begins to feel left out. Originally written for a children s literacy class with Professor Christie Ferguson at Millikin University, author Heather Champion, now a second grade teacher, knows the difficulties that some students face when learning how to read. The book is illustrated by Chris Knudson, a recent graduate of Millikin University s prestigious graphic design program. He integrates an animation-style monster into photographs of school scenes common to elementary schools. read more
Think you can win a staring contest against an elephant? What about a gorilla, a cheetah, a fox, or an alligator? What about all t...hem―AND a bunch of their other animal friends―at the same time? You're about to find out!Whatever you do DON'T BLINK!Readers will enjoy testing their own staring skills against a vibrant assortment of characters in this interactive picture book from talented new author Tom Booth. read more
Sloths Don't Run is the story of two rainforest creatures who embark on an unlikely adventure -- running The Great Rainforest Race.... The pair proves that with hard work they can do what seemed impossible, and learn the true meaning of courage along the way. read more
While exploring the jungle, our young hero encounters several animal friends who each have a unique ability. Unfortunately, he is ...unable to imitate them when they use wings to fly, swim fast with flippers, or carry heavy objects with a giant trunk. When the boy returns home, his Grandmother teaches him a valuable lesson about what makes him special. read more
Poor Gertrude is recovering from a terrible car accident and longs to be reunited with her much loved stuffed animals, lost in the... accident, and with her Dad who gave her the animals and is still serving far away in the military. The animals also long to be reunited with Gertrude. They are all trapped in an automobile in a dangerous, scary scrap yard. With the help of a caring construction worker, all are reunited, including Gertrude's dad. Children will understand the longing felt for missed loved ones, and delight at the sheer happiness that comes with reuniting once again. read more
Don't Show Off is a story emphasizing the importance of respecting others and not showing off. The story follows two incredible bi...rds, Eagle and Parrot. Eagle is the only bird who can speak to all the animals of the forest. With his character, he goes on disrespecting others because of his ability to talk. Throughout the story, Parrot faces many challenges due to Eagle, but he never lets Eagle steal his dream. Parrot's dream is being able to speak with all the animals of the forest. In the end, both birds learn four valuable lessons, allowing them to find their true selves. read more
As a little boy takes a walk throughout nature, he discovers a variety of creatures in different environments who have a problem. ...He meets a parrot who cannot talk well. He happens upon a camel who craves ice cream. He encounters a zebra who wants to learn how to do a handstand. And, he finds a penguin who needs to improve his football skills. In each meeting, the boy helps the animals learn how to solve their issues. He shows them no matter what they dream of doing-there's a way to develop that skill. A picture book for children, Don't Cry, Learn! communicates the important message that instead of feeling unhappy, there is a way to take responsibility, solve problems, and live a happy life. read more
Once again Tom Booth, author of Don't Blink!, breaks the fourth wall to delight and entice readers young and old in this sweet and... funny, experiential picture book. How did you find this book? Don't you know this book is a secret book?Readers will delight in being asked how they found this book. Did Monkey tell? Was it Owl? Giraffe?Maybe the animal who "told" would rather share than keep a secret. Especially when sharing a book as good as this one makes him so happy! read more
Dan Shale rides from the war-torn states after he receives a letter from an uncle in trouble who lives in Texas. In route he is ca...ptured by a mountain clan and escapes by killing one of them. Shale is befriended by Mulie, a mountain man. They are accused of rustling and almost hung. After arriving in Stonebluff they learn that Shale's uncle has been killed. Shale is sentenced to prison on a trumped up robbery charge, and escapes in route. He helps an indian boy and takes him back to his Comanche camp and spends the winter. When the snow clears Shale rides back to clear his name. read more
Tumbleweed loves to sing rock 'n' roll songs. Sharing his musical gift with others makes him happy. As he rolls along in the deser...t singing his tune, the desert animals he meets along the way tell him, "Tumbleweeds don't sing." Tumbleweed begins to lose confidence in his talent. With the help of a wise owl, Tumbleweed learns the courage to share his gift with others. Join Tumbleweed on his journey in the desert as he becomes the best singer he can be! read more