Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
As you anxiously await the arrival of your little one, satisfy your nesting need by designing a warm and welcoming nursery for your baby to call home. Boasting with soft colors and modern designs, you're sure to have a room cozy enough for some sweet cuddle time.
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.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
Becoming a mother for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, with the right tools, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for the new mom on your list.
Many kids with siblings often find themselves sharing a bedroom at some point in time. Although territorial disputes are inevitable, parents can implement a few design tactics in the kids' room to make family life in a compact home a little calmer. Use the following hardworking furniture and storage items to accommodate all of the kids in the room.
Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen That is, if you don t mind and it s not too inconvenient. Everyone knows Vikings ar...e ruthless barbarians, whose idea of a good time is pillaging, plundering, and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Vikin read more
The perfect shower or baby gift, this charming tale is the story of a family anxiously awaiting the birth of a baby that ends with... photo album pages to display images of the new family. Adorably illustrated, it's also appropriate for children awaiting the read more
"In the doghouse" Barton and Nancy are supposed to be minding the store - the pet store, that is. But instead they're off trying t...o win tickets to see their favorite band, Woptic. So who's watching the animals? Their alien clones, Beta and Gamma, th read more
Jimmy McFly and his friends are headed on their summer vacation. At the airport they decide to play an epic game of hide and go se...ek. While hiding in his favorite spot Jimmy gets hit in the head making him forget everything...even his name! Join us on this exciting adventure to see where Jimmy will end up! read more
As she turns fourteen, Jane Smith learns what has been kept from her all her life: she is not the ordinary American girl she belie...ved she was, but is something more ancient and much more strange. And when she meets the boy who calls himself Adam Night, she also knows that she--and possibly all human life--face deadly risk." read more
Hardcover, Childs Play Intl Ltd, 2001, ISBN13 9780859538367, ISBN10 0859538362
Sherman is a sweet, lighthearted little caterpillar with a big dream. Sherman dreams of flying. Deep down in his big heart, Sherma...n knows he's meant to fly even though he has no wings and his rows of legs are made only for walking. As he looks upward towa read more
Kona, a rabbit, wishes he could fly like his friends, Bella, a crow, and Morgan, a sparrow. But, when Bella and Morgan get stuck i...n a net covered blueberry patch, will Kona be able to help them? Will he realize that being a rabbit is the only way he can save them? The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly is a classic tale about the importance of being yourself. Beautifully illustrated in water color, this book is destined to be a classic read more
Tommy Tortuga looks like an ordinary turtle, but he's extraordinary. In Volume 1, A Turtle's Secret, we see Tommy using creativity... to turn an idea into reality. He is empowered to achieve greatness while others seems to wasting their time away in a curious way. In Volum 2, Who's in the Box, something is amiss in the continued adventure. The story reminds us that you can't judge a turtle by its shell. With 30+ pages of vivid illustrations, a hidden object on each page, rhymes, onomatopoeia and similes, Tommy T is a fun and timely tale for the whole family. read more
Chiara's town is being overrun by wyverns. These small, deadly dragons have always threatened livestock, but now they are attackin...g people. Chiara and her friend Zae find some unlikely allies in their fight to protect their village. read more
Sam and Simon are saved from the most boring summer ever when a movie crew comes to town! Sam and Simon, intrepid heroes and chart...er members of The Bat Club (Bats and Burglars, 2000), are back with another hilarious adventure. This time Sam's street becomes a location for a movie shoot, and when the boys find out that their favorite kid actor is the star, they are hopping with excitement. Sam and Simon manage not only to meet the star and take him home for lunch, but get themselves cast as extras! But the boys soon find that being part of a movie isn't all that it's cracked up to be. There's waiting, waiting and more waiting, and soon Sam and Simon wish they hadn't been so eager to worm their way onto the set. Fortunately the boys have a talent for attracting trouble. Before they know it, they're in the middle of a real-life drama. and they have to pull off the stunt of their lives. A fast-paced and fun story for young readers ready for chapter books, Bats Out of the Window is a great stand-alone adventure as well as a worthy successor to Bats and Burglars. read more
"Parker is his name, a happy little penguin. But he couldn’t help feeling he was missing something.” Follow Parker, a plucky littl...e penguin, on his adventure of discovery and friendship. read more
Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is V...irgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too? read more
Readers' Favorite 5 Stars: MYSTERY ADVENTURE SERIES AGES 7-12 On the eve of her 7th birthday, Little Pearl and her mother trave...l to a nearby meadow and lie down side by side to watch the stars. Little Pearl falls asleep. Suddenly she is awakened by a loud CRACK! When she opens her eyes, she sees blue skies and no storm clouds - but she realizes that her mother is GONE! Little Pearl decides to search for her lost mother by following the Old Winding River around the Big Purple Mountain. Help Little Pearl search for her lost mother, Anna! Come along on her birthday adventure! In Volume 1, "The Light in the Window," you will meet five of Little Pearl's new friends: Miss Sophie, a blind old woman who gives Little Pearl a surprise birthday gift; Rusty, an inquisitive, talking red bird; In-Out, a disappearing blue bunny; the Ponte V, a wise and beautiful ivy bridge; and Olivia, a shy, kind, and understanding gold fish. Read or listen as Little Pearl, now a teenager, relates the tale of her search for her lost mother and her amazing birthday adventure. Follow the Old Winding River, and travel across the beautiful, small Pacific island toward the Big Purple Mountain. Little Pearl's Reflection is a children's mystery adventure series of 7 books. At the conclusion of each book there are 3 questions for children and adults to discuss together, plus a surprise puzzle piece. Enter the contest to have YOUR name as the character who helps Little Pearl find her lost mother! 70% of all profit from sales is designated for helping children via children's hospitals, charities, schools, and Ronald McDonald Houses. Best of all - it's fun and exciting for all ages to read together! read more
5th Grade students wrote this novel over the course of six months. Students were given an assignment to write a 25,000-word novel ...about a boy and a girl who need to go from their classroom to the office. Each room along the way should be a chapter that begins as the characters enter the room and ends about 1,500 words later as the characters leave the room. Our ultimate goal was to create a plot that flows from one room to the next. My goal, as the teacher, was to develop an assignment where writing concepts would be encountered as they came up in the context of a meaningful project.I am extremely proud of my students. Their dedication to this project has more than advanced them to the next grade level; it has made them novelists before the age of twelve. Please excuse their errors and enjoy their efforts because they enjoyed writing this novel more than filling out worksheets, studying weekly spelling words, and practicing for standardized tests.Did you ever have a crazy day at school? Read this book and your crazy day will seem like a picnic in the park. read more
Elliot Hooper wants nothing more than a regular life for him and his mom. Then a Constellation of the Zodiac crashes from the sky ...into a pile of cow dung in front of him, and that wish explodes in a spray of...well...you know.Virgo, a 1,964-year-old girl, is on a routine mission to Earth and ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN from interacting with mortals. So of course she takes Elliot along with her. But when an evil daemon named Thanatos escapes to wreak terrible havoc, their routine mission turns not-so-routine. For if Elliot and Virgo don't track down the retired Zeus and the rest of the Olympians and help them catch Thanatos, mortals and gods alike won't be long for this earth.Elliot Hooper's life just got a whole lot more LEGENDARY. read more
During his winter vacation, the Moose became homesick. Come join the Moose as he starts his latest adventure, going back home! Wil...l the Moose make it safely back home to Maine? Only one way to find out... read more
Tommy Tortuga is no ordinary box turtle! In this 2 volume set, Tommy uses creativity, determination and teamwork to turn an idea i...nto reality. You just can't judge a turtle by the shell! However, along his adventure, Tommy notices that something has changed with the kids around him. He finds himself in a curious dilemma that is a timely metaphor with today's society. Will Tommy persevere? Have you had a "Tommy" moment recently? read more
Introduce young readers to history through the stories of both real and fictionalized people. By focusing on a single important ep...isode that describes a historical event, these books engage readers' interests and imaginations. Written in a story format, e read more