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.
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.
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.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
Mastering the art of diapering requires proper instruction, and the right diaper changing accessories. Managing the mess can be downright icky at times, but having the correct sized diaper as well as baby wipes that suit your baby's skin needs, makes all the difference. Be prepared for any and all potential diapering dilemmas—there are sure to be a few—by learning more about your diapering options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Students compete with themselves and each other in this fast-paced word-building game. Players hurry to build words using all side...s of the Reading RodsÂ®within the two-minute time limit. Game can be played at multiple levels and can be customized to practice specific reading and word-building skills. Includes 112 color-coded Rods, one two-minute timer, four pencils, one score pad and instructions. For 2-4 players. Ages 7 read more
Players compete with themselves and each other in this fast-paced game. Customizable format lets you choose between multiple level...s of play to practice specific reading and word-building skills. Set includes color-coded rods, 2-minute timer, pencils, score pad and instructions. Game requires two to four players and is designed for children ages 7 and up.Learning Resources Reading Rods Word Phonics Game read more
Kids who love words will have a blast playing this game. Players have two minutes to build words using the letters that appear on ...all sides of the Reading Rods. Word for Word can be played at multiple levels and customized to practice specific reading or word-building skills. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. read more
This exciting, fast-paced card game provides kids with hard-hitting practice in reading skills! Players pick and pass cards quickl...y to make words from 1 and 3-letter word families. The first player to make 3 correct words wins. So much fun, kids will want to snap it up again and again! read more
These exciting, fast-paced card games provide kids with hard-hitting practice in reading! Players pick and pass cards as fast as t...hey can to spell words. It's fast! It's crazy! And it's so much fun, kids will want to snap it up again and again! Each... read more
Learning Resources Reading Rods Phonemic Awareness Kit:Readers will develop phonemic, phonological and alphabet awarenessLetter an...d picture rods allow students to learn sounds, letters and letter-sound relationships read more
Give your child an early start in improving his or her vocabulary and cognitive skills with this Learning Resources Reading Rods S...entence Building Kit. This product helps students build skills in reading fluency, writing and mechanics. The Learning Resources sentence building tool does so through simple and complex sentence construction, reading sentences aloud and using all parts of speech and punctuation marks in short writing assignments. This package also contains colorful tools to make the process extra entertaining for kids. Sentence building toys are a fun way to teach children communication and comprehension skills without making it feel like work. read more
Learning Resources Reading Rods Simple Sentences Kit: Help students develop reading fluency, beginning writing skills and an under...standing of word relationships as they explore parts of speech and build and read aloud simple sentencesGrades 1+ read more
Pull out a popcorn piece and create a word with that ending. A POP kernel means all your pieces go back!Start with 2-letter ending...s, then move up to 3-letter endings and rhyming practiceIncludes 92 blend cards, 8 POP cards, spinner and guide (printed on box)For 2–4 playersPopcorn box measures 3”L x 3”W x 6.25”HGrades 1+ read more
Build reading, spelling, and vocabulary skills with this Learning Resources Sight Words Swat! A Sight Words Game.Gift Givers: This... item ships in its original packaging. If intended as a gift, the packaging may reveal the contents. Kids spot & swat... read more
Literacy practice that students will love! Pull out a popcorn piece and create a word with that ending. A POP kernel means all you...r pieces go back! Start with 2-letter endings then move up to 3-letter endings and rhyming practice. Includes 92 blend... read more
Pull out a popcorn piece and create a word with that ending. A POP kernel means all your pieces go back!Start with 2-letter ending...s, then move up to 3-letter endings and rhyming practiceIncludes 92 blend cards, 8 POP cards, spinner and guide (printed... read more
Literacy practice that students will love. Pull out a popcorn piece and create a word with that ending. A POP kernel means all you...r pieces go back. Includes 92 word family cards, 8 POP cards, spinner and guide. read more
This exciting, fast-paced card game provides kids with hard-hitting practice in reading skills! Players pick and pass cards as fas...t as they can to spell words. It's fast! It's crazy! And it's so much fun, kids will want to snap it up again and again!... read more
Students compete with themselves and each other in this fast-paced word-building game. Players hurry to build words using all side...s of the Reading Rods within the two-minute time limit. Game can be played at multiple levels and can be customized to practice specific reading and word-building skills. Includes 112 color-coded Rods one two-minute timer four pencils one score pad and instructions. For 2-4 players. Ages 7+- SKU: EDRE3846 read more
Build reading, spelling, and vocabulary skills with this Learning Resources Sight Words Swat! A Sight Words Game.Gift Givers: This... item ships in its original packaging. If intended as a gift, the packaging may reveal the contents. Kids spot & swat words with their play swatters Whoever swats the most words wins Teaches the top 220 Dolch sight words What's Included 110 double-sided sight word flies 4 colorful swatters 9"L swatter (each) Age: 5 years & up For 1 to 4 players Imported Model no. LER8598 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. read more
Launch your children's reading experiences with these primer books designed for explicit phonics instruction. Interactive versions... of these books are available on Starfall.com and the Starfall FREE app. Set of 15 Learn to Read Books: Zac the Rat Peg the Hen The Big Hit Mox's Shop Gus the Duck Jake's Tale Pete's Sheep Sky Ride Robot and Mr. Mole Dune Buggy Soap Boat Car Race My Horse Glory Surfer Girl My Family read more
The Learning Resources Sight Word Swat! A Sight Words Game challenges kids to see, swat and learn the 220 most commonly used sight... words. Teaching the top Dolch sight words, this fun game provides an excellent base for reading at an early age. read more
Building logically and naturally from the content of the Conciencia fonemica (Phonemic Awareness) Kit, this second-level kit focus...es on phonics and basic word building. read more
Learning Resources Spanish Reading Rods Kit: Conciencia Fonemica: Kit emphasizes phonemic awarenessHelps pre-emergent readers lear...n letters, syllables and soundsAll the letters of the Spanish alphabet are taught in this kit, as are open syllables (ma, me, mi, mo, mu) tiles) read more
Learning Resources Spanish Alphabet Reading Rods: Pictures and Letters: All of the letters of the alphabet are taught with this se...t of 254 color-coded Spanish reading rodsIncludes open syllables (ma, me mi, mo, mu) read more
Get the Picture Main Idea Game: Designed for 2 to 4 players Try at the fine art of getting the main idea High-interest fiction and... non-fiction passages Familiarizes students with multiple-choice standardized test question format Includes: 4 cardboard picture frames (10" x 7" each) 64 picture cards 70 self-checking question cards Activity guide read more