Lynette Greenfield is the author of poetry. I'm Not Scared Of Spiders is her debut children's book, written for her son. She lives in Australia. Also by Lynette Greenfield: Moments With Me Know The Difference Confessions For a complete list of Lynette's books and more information, please visit www.lynettegreenfield.com
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.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
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 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.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bath time a breeze!
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
Babywearing. It's a practice that's been around for centuries, but today's parents have taken the act of hands-free carrying to a whole new level thanks to modern baby carriers. It's handy, and many would say even necessary gear for parents, but knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. Don't let the numerous choices scare you away from taking advantage of the benefits babywearing can offer.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
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.
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where crawling babies and curious tots can cause serious injury to themselves. Keep your little one safe with baby proofing gear such baby gates, child monitors, safety locks and guards, and pacifiers and teethers, that are specially designed for children's safety.
Tossed from a wagon and raised by coyotes, Pecos Bill had a strange childhood to say the least. As he grows up, this Texas-sized c...owboy wrestles with wolves, grapples with a wild mare, and rides a mountain lion without even breaking a sweat! Pecos Bill is able to tame the Wild West with ease, but soon he faces an even bigger challenge, a rampaging cyclone the likes of which no one has ever seen! Pecos Bill must try to rein this wild storm in, or it will lay waste to the great American frontier. read more
Daniel will need to work hard if he wants to be a starting Wildcat.
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
On December 7, 1941, Americans were stunned to learn that Japanese forces had launched an attack on Pearl Harbor. In this engrossi...ng and extensively researched account, Theodore Taylor examines both sides of the battle, taking a close look at the events leading up to it and providing compelling insight into the motives and operations of the brave men and women swept up in the fight. read more
WHOOO's afraid of the dark? Not Baby Owl! He's taking a moonlight stroll through the woods, and for some reason he can't figure ou...t, every animal he sees tells him not to be scared. Can Baby Owl convince them that owls are meant to be out at night? And that it's really OWLY, his stuffed toy, who's frightened—not him? Kids will love this adorable, reassuring follow-up to the bestselling I'm Not Cute! and I'm Not Ready! read more
Peyton is going on an airplane to Florida to visit his grandparents. But both Peyton and his pet kitten, Noodles, are scared to fl...y Just thinking about flying in an airplane makes Peyton s stomach turn into knots. After Peyton receives helpful advice fro read more
As children, many times we experience a fear of the unknown and things we don't understand.In I Was a Little Scared, BUT NOW I'M N...OT, a little girl named Sarah loses her childhood fear of the unknown while taking a walk with her aunt. She learns about her own feelings toward nature and the world around her and delights in the natural beauty surrounding her as she learns to respect other living things and their environment. read more
"Don't look at me Don't hug me Don't talk to me because I'm not talking " After a terrible day at school, Maggie is sure she never... wants to return and then something happens that changes her mind. Fiction: Ages 4 - 8 read more
Written with input from child psychologists, the Hand-in-Hand series of books helps children navigate their way successfully throu...gh various key developmental experiences of childhood. Caillou doesn't like to be interrupted when he is playing and especially not for meals Angry that he has to join the family, Caillou tells Mommy he doesn't like soup and wants chocolate cookies instead. The more the two of them battle, the more tired and unhappy they both get. Clever Grandpa steps in, and soon he and Caillou are pretending to be bears. When Grandpa announces he's as hungry as a bear, Caillou is too. This story illustrates how children use meals as a means of asserting themselves and how a diversion such as a game can allow for more positive interactions. read more
This short pattern story written by Gwen Petreman and illustrated by Chris Stone proves irresistible to young children. In writing... It's Halloween-I'm Scared, Gwen appeals to younger children who love yet dread, being terrified by a wild collection of creepy creatures at Halloween. read more
When Baby Owl doesn't feel ready to start preschool, he delays by picking up his toys, brushing his feathers, and taking care of O...wly, his stuffed animal. read more
Peyton is going on an airplane to Florida to visit his grandparents. But both Peyton and his pet kitten, Noodles, are scared to fl...y! Just thinking about flying in an airplane makes Peyton’s stomach turn into knots. After Peyton receives helpful advice from a friend, he leaves Noodles behind, boards the airplane, and immediately asks his mother for a bag in case he is sick. As the airplane taxis down the runway and lifts into the air, Peyton begins practicing his friend’s special trick that gently guides him to a less anxious state. I’m Scared to Fly! provides guidance and proven relaxation exercises from a youth and family counselor that will help children cope with a fear of flying. read more
First-grader tomie depaola experiences uncertainty in the weeks following the attack on pearl Harbor, December 7, 19 1. what are t...he grown-ups talking quietly about at home and even at school? why does his class have to go to the spooky furnace room for an air raid drill? why does the family hang thick black curtains over the windows? tomie's mother is there to comfort and explain the confusion, and tomie feels better. but he's still scared. read more
Paperback, Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc, 2014, ISBN13 9781629025575, ISBN10 1629025577
The time comes for every baby bird to fly from its nest…but Baby Owl's not ready.It's the first day of preschool, and Mama's in a ...hurry: "Please, Baby Owl, we have to go!" But Baby Owl will do almost ANYTHING to stay at home--even put his toys away! Can Mama convince Baby Owl that school will be fun?Jonathan Allen has created a comforting and cozy story, filled with his characteristic wit, appealing art, and delightful surprises. read more