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.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
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.
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.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
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.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's bestselling Dooby Dooby Moo is available for the first time as an individual board book!
Trolls--the most magical creatures with the wildest hair--get ready to sparkle in this colorful storybook featuring glitter pages ...and a glitter poster! read more
This second volume of Feelings has 365 more cards for endless play and interaction. Explore what it means to be adventurous, aggra...vated, gracious, festive, stuffed, and many more usual and unusual feelings. All ages, 365 slips, 3" recyclable plastic screwtop jar. read more
Zeus (ZOOS) is a name that many people today recognize. When someone asks, ""Who was Zeus?"" the answer is often something like, "..."Um, wasn't he the leader of the Greek gods?"" Another common response is, ""He's the dude who threw thunderbolts at people!"" It is not surprising that at least this much about him is fairly well known. After all, images from Greek mythology are widespread in modern books, graphic novels, TV shows, and movies. Beyond that, however, most people today know very little about Zeus. This is also not surprising. More than sixteen centuries have passed since the Greeks and Romans actually worshiped him. (The Romans called him Jupiter, pronounced JU-puh-ter.) In those days, almost everyone was very familiar with the many stories about his deeds and adventures. Today, those tales are called myths. And their details are known to only to a small minority of the population. Those who do take the time to learn about Zeus and his exploits, however, are never disappointed. They find that he was not only one of the most important gods in human history. He was also an extremely colorful and entertaining character. read more
Tyler and Lucinda have to spend summer vacation with their ancient uncle Gideon, a farmer. They think they're in for six weeks of ...cows, sheep, horses, and pigs. But when they arrive in deserted Standard Valley, California, they discover that Ordinary Farm is, well, no ordinary farm. The bellowing in the barn comes not from a cow but from a dragon. The thundering herd in the valley? Unicorns. Uncle Gideon's sprawling farmhouse never looks the same twice. Plus, there's a flying monkey, a demon squirrel, and a barnload of unlikely farmhands with strange accents and even stranger powers. At first, the whole place seems like a crazy adventure. But when darker secrets begin to surface and Uncle Gideon and his fabulous creatures are threatened, Lucinda and Tyler have to pull together to take action. Will two ordinary kids be able to save the dragons, the farm—and themselves? Expert storytellers Tad Williams and Deborah Beale take readers on an extraordinary adventure in their first book about Ordinary Farm. read more
Brown Bird thinks no one notices him. He is too plain. Join Brown Bird and friends as they discover what makes Brown Bird special.... This book includes bird activities like “Find Meadowlark and His Friends,” which teaches about bird watching, and other bird fun like “Bird Jokes,” “Eat Like a Bird” and “Write Your Own Bird Story.” This story and activity book is an ideal tool to encourage appreciation for one’s self and the birds around us. It could be used in the classroom for Life Science and Language Arts standards for K-4. read more
In planet Rubius where everyone has a super power, 10-year-old Oliver stands out for the wrong reasons he does not know what his s...uper power is! Faced with a discipline master who does not trust him, powerful people who want him expelled at all costs and a strange visitor that strikes fear in the hearts of all Rubians, Oliver has way too much to handle. Can he overcome the challenges ahead and become the superhero that he has always dreamt of? read more
Pages: 112, Paperback, AuthorHouseUK
Kids often deal with feeling different than the others. This book's message is to celebrate your differences, and to be yourself!
Hamisi is a beautiful and talented young lizard living in the Tanzanian wilds. However, Hamisi is never content and whines and com...plains until he discovers what makes him special. A story for all children about valuing themselves. read more
There's more than a lizard in this laundry basket. Three brothers-Ricky, Robby, and Rossie-spend an adventurous evening helping Mo...m catch a lizard in the laundry. They also find a turtle in a box, a sock full of rocks, and a hamster in the hamper. Told in rhyming verse, this story is a fun, family-friendly reading experience. read more
Leo the Jester is a handsome lion in an court jester costume. He sings and moves his arms to the song "That's Amore!" Three (03) A...A batteries included for instant use. All Cuddle Barn® plush include batteries so you can let your child enjoy it right away. read more
Realizing that it's all about desire and attitude, Louie a lonely desert lizard, finds the courage to live out his lifelong dream ...of becoming a firefighter. Louie realizes the true meaning of brotherhood and in the process teaches his firefighting buddies a heartfelt lesson as well. read more
Leon the Lizard is a children's book adored by kids of all ages. Babies will love the illustrations and older children will enjoy ...the story while learning valuable life lessons. Leon is a plain, gray lizard living in a very colorful world. Through his desire to change himself to become as beautiful as his surroundings, he gets carried away becoming selfish and greedy taking all of the colors from the world. Children will learn the importance of self-respect and the social skills of being considerate of others. Leon demonstrates the internal and external values of sharing as he explores his vibrant world that young readers will be sure to take delight in. With the carefully selected words that are set in a rhyme scheme, a character that both boys and girls can relate to and a feel-good surprise ending, Leon the Lizard is destined to become a beloved classic. This book is pediatrician and psychologist endorsed. Ages 2-6 read more
In this charming coloring book, children will learn that it is good to have ideas and to be creative. The book is designed to enco...urage children to colour the pictures with their favorite colouring pencils. The illustrations were done by Simone Goyes, a 12-year-old girl who is currently a student at D. Roy Kennedy public school in Ottawa, Ontario. The main character in the book is Leo the Hippo, who overcomes his friends taunting about his crazy ideas and invents a "portable tree". read more
This is a little book about a big family making the point that family is who you choose and there's always room for more at Sunday... dinner, even if it's on Saturday night, or Wednesday night, or whenever. In a time when families don't fit traditional definitions, Ordinary Ohana assures readers that a diverse family is a normal family. The book has a distinctive design and was packaged to imitate a family scrapbook feel. The book shares images of a contemporary Hawaii family both familiar and unique. The story unfolds through the experiences collected by a young boy named Kainoa. He has a pretty ordinary family life, according to him. But when he starts to introduce the various members of his ohana, he reveals a complicated but very sturdy and loving family structure that has been built, rebuilt, and reinforced over time. Kainoa describes generations-old Hawaii family traditions blended with a modern, open sensibility. He talks about people he loves in a matter-of-fact voice with witty observations that every reader will enjoy. Family is who you choose? read more
Oscar no longer wants to be just another ordinary snail. He s bored and wants some excitement. Oscar wants to be FAMOUS! But when ...a fairy godsnail appears to make his dream come true, Oscar learns to be careful what he wishes for. . . . This hilarious tale about the ups and downs of celebrity is anything but ordinary. read more
What happened to Dr. Connors? ; The Lizard figure; One of the classic Spider-Man villains; Figure stands upright on a plate, does ...not bend or move; Officially licensed product; Measures 3in (7.5cm) tall and 3.5in (9cm) wide read more
Editorial Review "I love to lie, basking in the sun, / Living in the desert sure is fun, / Climbing up cactus, avoiding a spike, /... I'm the Beanie you're sure to like!" Born on February 9, 1999, Scaly is an upstanding reptile. Covered in a greenish gray... read more
An unlikely pair venturing across the Rockies. Drudging along through the snow and over taken by a chaotic late winters storm. A m...assive blizzard forces the Sheep Dog and his herd of cows to hunker down for the night, but our cold blooded friend the Lizard is feeling the effects of the extreme temperatures and knows this may be the end of the line for him. Like a great leader who never leaves a friend behind, this is the amazing story of a great friendship in the making as the ever-vigilant Sheep Dog saves the day. The Lizard in a Blizzard is an amazing story with stunning artwork that reminds us to take care of one another. read more
After surgeon scientist Curtis Connors lost his arm--and his mind--he created a serum that used reptilian DNA to regrow his missin...g limb. But it also transformed him into the supervillain we all fear, The Lizard. Now, only one man alive can stop this... read more
Lenny is a legless lizard who overcomes his fears by venturing out of his comfort zone to discover that there is a new world to se...e and experience. Along the way, he gains confidence and makes new friends. read more
A book that tells the tale of Leo the brown snake and Solomon the blue tongued lizard who had a falling out and it ended tragicall...y for Solomon the lizard one day at the hands of Leo the brown snake, read more
Fans of the New York Times best-selling series can find out what makes a hero with puzzles, mazes, quizzes, and brain-busting chal...lenges.Based on Brad Meltzer's series about historical figures from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sacagawea, this activity book features favorites from the Ordinary People Change the World series. Learn new facts, test your knowledge, and go head-to-head with history's greatest minds—all with the beautiful and fun art of Christopher Eliopoulos alongside the interactive and challenging activities. read more
No Ordinary Sue is a historical fiction inspired by the 1997 Northern California Great Flood. It is an exhilarating tale of advent...ures, bravery, compassion, and survival where Pumpkin Sue first found herself alone and frightened in the middle of the Sacramento River as a flood refugee. Her neighbor, Lulu later joined her, and they turned their escape into an exciting and rewarding journey while helping others in need along the way. In the end, she found her dream life because she acted courageously with generosity and compassion. read more
First in the super-funny classic series starring the TOTALLY unforgettable Bagthorpe family – from best-loved author Helen Cresswe...ll.Jack’s fed up of living in the shadow of his brilliant siblings. He and his trusty dog Zero are completely ordinary while the rest of them are annoyingly gifted. So when Uncle Parker comes up with a plan to make Jack stand out, he’s more than a little excited. Can he really get away with claiming to predict the future? And will the hare-brained scheme help Jack shine, or get him noticed for all the wrong reasons? read more