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.
Wondering whether it's time to ditch the crib and move your tot into a toddler bed? Let safety be your guide. In general, you should transition your child into roomier digs before he can crawl out of his crib and possibly injure himself. To help your child—and you—adjust to this significant milestone, we rounded up some of our favorite toddler beds, mattresses, bed rails, mattress pads and protectors, and bedding.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to baby shower gifts, experienced moms know that onesies are a dime a dozen. So instead of the traditional blankets or boppys, check out these unique gifts that stand out and really make a difference.
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.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
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 you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Alexander Taron Dregeno Donkey Push Toy Statue Features: Dregeno collection Push, wobbly design Product Type: Figurine Subject: Do...gs and cats Finish: Black and beige Pieces Included: Recycled Content: No Total Recycled Content (Percentage):... read more
Alexander Taron Snowman "Push" Toy Wooden snowman finger push toy with natural wood base! Push up on the bottom of his base. He wi...ll collapse, release and he "snaps" back upright!Features: Color: White/Beige/Black Product Type: Incense/Incense Holder... read more
Alexander Taron Dregeno Bavarian Push Toy Statue Features: Dregeno collection Push, wobbly design Product Type: Statue Subject: Pe...ople Finish: Blue / Black Pieces Included: Recycled Content: No Total Recycled Content (Percentage):... read more
Color: Red Alexander Taron Dregeno Dinosaur Push Toy Statue Features: Dregeno collection Push wobbly design Product Type: Figurine... Subject: Prehistoric & Mythical Finish: Pieces Included: Recycled Content: No Total Recycled Content (Percentage):... read more
Learning Resources Chart Stand Adjustable:Holds both pocket and flip chartsSturdy locking castersAdjustable chart stand has 5 ring...-style hooksAssembles in minutesMeasures 35-74" x 50-80" read more
Keep it simple! Even your youngest students can locate and move their figure to show who's here and who's not. They just flip over... their card when they leave the room. Encourages independence as students check in and out of the room. Offers a great atâ€“aâ€“glance or grabâ€“andâ€“go tool to account for students in case of emergencies. Includes 36 reusable write & wipe student cards. Features grommets and hookâ€“andâ€“loop fasteners for hanging, plus a handy card storage pocket. Durable nylon chart measures 32L x 18H. read more
One hundred clear pockets make this washable chart perfect for teaching numbers, odds, evens and operations. Includes Teaching Gui...de and 100 numbered cards (colored differently on reverse to highlight number patterns). Measures 26 x 27.5. read more
Learning Resources Weather Tracker: Chart temperatures and citiesTri-fold formatActivity GuideMeasures 44" x 28"
Bright colors, engaging images, and active learning make this pocket chart the fun way to practice letter and sound identification..., word building, spelling and more. Includes: 156 coated picture cards (picture on one side, word on the reverse), 52 uppercase and lowercase letter cards, 4 blank cards, Nylon pocket chart, Activity guide. Pocket chart measures 28â€�L x 34â€�H. Grades: PreK+. Common Core State Standards Alignment: Reading Foundational Skills. This chart supports and challenges early learners with beginning vocabulary and letter sounds. Students can enhance language skills by using the chart to build words and sort the 52 color-coded letter cards into vowels and consonants. read more
Who are your helpers? It's easy to see with this cheerful show of hands. - Encourages teamwork and self-esteem as students take re...sponsibility for their classroom - Features 10 class job cards (pledge leader, postmaster general, tech specialist and more) with blank reverse sides for customization using wet- or dry-erase marker - Includes 30 write-on/wipe-off hand cards for student names - Reuse all 40 write-on/wipe-off cards year after year - Flame-retardant nylon chart with grommets and 2 storage pockets measures 22L x 29.5H - Grades K-3 read more
Display your daily classroom schedule while teaching time management. Includes 14 rows with 3 pockets each: one for the analog clo...ck face, one for the digital time and one for the activity's name. Includes 48 write-on/wipe-off cards (15 blank clock faces,13 digital time cards and 20 activity name cards) and 3 handy storage pockets. Grommets allow chart to hang on our Adjustable Chart Stand (LER 2196) or a bulletin board. Chart measures 13L x 42 1/2 H. Activity Guide included. read more
The Learning Resources Word Family & Rhyme Chart helps kids learn words in a rhyming fashion. This chart features 3 clear pocket r...ows and 214 coated cards, including die-cut picture cards, word family cards, consonant cards and blank cards. read more
This five-color, ten-row chart is great for demonstrating sequencing and grouping exercises or with any standard pocket chart acti...vity. Comes complete with reinforced grommets for hanging. Chart measures 33.5 x 42. For ages 5 to 8 years. read more
Introduce isobars, jet streams, wind chills and more with this super-sized weather map of the U.S. and Canada. Detailed charts let... you track temperatures and cities using bar and line graphs. Write-on/wipe-off board lets you write again and again for continuous use. Tri-fold construction stands securely on a table and folds flat for space-saving storage. Weather tracker is designed for children ages 8 and above.Learning Resources US/Canada Weather Tracker Chart read more
Steady… don’t spill the fruit! Spin the wheel, then use the jumbo tweezers to pick or place fruit. Develops fine motor skills, esp...ecially the all-important pincer grasp that prepares children for handwriting.Includes:• Game board• 40 fruit counters• 2 tweezers• Spinner• Activity guideBoard measures 6”L x 9.5”W x 13.75”H, tweezers measure 6”LGrades: PreK +Learning Style: Visual, TactileSkill Development:Fine Motor- Tweezers guide proper finger placement to practice pincer grasp and engage hand muscle strength needed for daily living activities like brushing teeth or using a pencil.Fine Motor- Eye-hand coordination and depth perception are engaged while precision and control are promoted to pluck or place fruits on the stand.Social & Behavioral- Encourages pretend play opportunities with peers through turn taking, patience and cooperative play.Basic Concepts- Reinforces vocabulary, color recognition and identification, counting practice and organization. Hands-on play helps build a concrete foundation of skills through exploration, imagination, and fun. read more
Pocket chart features ten giant see-through pockets for use in a variety of activities across the curriculum. Designed with gromme...ts for easy mounting on our Adjustable Chart Stand (LER 2196) or wall hanging. Includes 16-page Teaching Guide with blackline masters. read more
Convey a concrete understanding of equivalencies using our color-coded Rainbow FractionÂ® Teaching System. Supports addition, subt...raction, multiplication and division of fractions, decimals and percents. Teaches equivalencies using relationally sized cards that are color-coded so equivalent values match (e.g. 50%, 0.5 and 1/2 are all pink), with enough of each size card to equal 1 whole. Includes 153 cards with numerals on one side and number words on reverse, 2 double-sided title cards, plus Activity Guide. Flame-retardant nylon chart with hanging grommets and reverse-side card storage pocket measures 20L x 27H. Grades 1+ read more
This sturdy, vinyl pocket chart will make a visually appealing introduction to weather. Includes pre-printed, double-sided cards f...or dates, days of the week, months, years, yesterday, today, tomorrow, holidays and celebrations, weather conditions and seasonsâ€”136 heavy-duty cards in all! Color: Blue. read more
Beyond versatile! Use the 4 charts alone, connect vertically or horizontally with hook-and-loop fasteners to make a larger chart! ...Great for small groups, centers, combined whole-group displays and more. Features 5 rows of clear pockets for your own cards, plus 2 large storage pockets on the reverse side. Four colors- red, orange, blue, green. Hang with included magnets or grommets. Each chart measures 14L x 17H. Color: Multi-color. read more
This vibrant pocket chart is sure to keep students engaged as they learn the Spanish alphabet! Color-coded, El centro del alfabeto... (Spanish Alphabet Pocket Chart) uses pictures and letters to introduce and reinforce letter recognition, spelling, sounds and beginning words. Durable, easy-to-clean nylon chart features three clear pocket rows for card display and includes 129 letter cards, 135 picture cards, 4 blank cards and an activity guide. Measures 37.75 in H x 28.25in W. read more
A great way to introduce English and Spanish calendar vocabulary! This versatile pocket chart includes 31 date cards, seven day-of...-the-week cards, 12 month cards and Teaching Guide. Day and month cards are in English and Spanish. Features grommets for hanging on our Adjustable Chart Stand or wall mounting. Measures 25.5 x 28. Color: Blue. read more
Let your little ones have their pick of the fruit with this fun game. Simply spin the wheel and then use the jumbo tweezers to pic...k, or place, a piece of fruit. Just don't let it all come crashing down. Providing endless hours of entertainment, the Avalanche Fruit Stand helps develop motor skills and prepares children for learning handwriting. It also reinforces color and fruit vocabulary. Perfect for teachers, specialists, and occupational therapists. From Learning Resources. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. read more
Learning Resources Rainbow Learning Xylophone:Encourage toddlers to get an early start learning numbers, colors and more with this... fun Learning XylophoneIncludes 2 drumsticksFor ages 2 and upMaterial: plastic read more
Be the first to fill your plate with a balanced meal! Follow the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines. Food cards have real-life photos and a...re self-checking (the back of the photo matches the food group it belongs in)Includes:• 50 food cards• 4 placemats• 1 spinner• Activity guideEach mat measures 9”L x 8.5”HFor 2-4 playersLearning Style: VisualSkill development:Self-Help- Provides a visual tool to help students understand portion control according to the five food groups when filling their plate at meal time.Social & Behavioral- Real-life photo cards help students learn to make nutritional choices when having a snack or making a meal based on the five food groups.Basic Concepts- Promotes identification of the 5 food groups- fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy. By learning the food groups, students are creating building blocks for maintaining a healthy diet. read more
Color-coded letters feature magnetic surface for quick, simple displayStorage bucket keeps letters safely stored between usesPerfe...ct for developing alphabet awareness, word building and moreSet includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters and storage bucketDesigned for children ages 3 and up read more
Here's a sweet way to teach shapes, letters, numbers, and more. Children will enjoy imaginative role play while using their very o...wn pretend baking set that features a numbered cake, alphabet cookies, and brownies and measuring spoons that come in different shapes. From Learning Resources. read more