Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
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.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
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Super Submarines follows the animal crew as they become sailors. Sink below the waves with the crew, explore the ocean depths, and... learn how to navigate with sonar! Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: periscopes, submersibles, deepsea creatures, and much more!From airplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for children to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures! read more
Mythological Adventures: Dragons will take you on an amazing journey to encounter these legendary creatures.Mythological Adventure...s: Dragons offers a unique learning experience for kids as they get the chance to meet different dragons face-to-face. They'll have fun learning while they encounter Western and Eastern dragons—large and small, gentle and fierce—with vibrant illustrations and fascinating facts. Then, kids can build a diorama of their very own and add to the fantastical world of dragons. - This unique kit includes a book full of colorful illustrations and intriguing facts about dragons, plus 3-D animal models and a diorama with reusable stickers. -Explore the world of dragons and learn everything you need to know about these mythological creatures. Mythological Adventures: Dragons will take you on an amazing journey to discover the secrets of dragon lore. read more
Rats! They're everywhere: in the breadbins, dancing across tabletops, stealing pies from under the cooks' noses. So what does ever...y town need? A good Piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice comes in. But he's only a cat - albeit one that talks - so although he has the ideas, he needs rats and someone to play the pipe. Who better than the kid to play the pipe? And Dangerous Beans and Peaches. And Hamnpork (who doesn't really like what's been happening since The Change: all a rat leader needs is to be big and stroppy - thinking is just not his thing). Then they arrive in Bad Blintz which is suffering a plague of rats and find there are NO other rats anywhere (though the two resident rat-catchers seem to have plenty of tails to show, at 50 pence each). Someone else has ideas, and Maurice is not pleased... read more
If you could be any kind of animal, what would you be? Would you be a dog that goes ARRRROOOOOOO? Or maybe you would be a sharp-to...othed dinosaur that can CHOMP, STOMP, ROAR! Perhaps you might want to be a hopping frog that goes BOING, BOING, RIBBET! But maybe you would want to be the best kind of animal of all: a child! With joyful, impressionistic illustrations from Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Chris Raschka and spare, rhythmic text from author Jamie A. Swenson that invites playful interaction, If You Were a Dog is the perfect read-aloud for your favorite little animal. read more
Melia tells her writer mother she'd like to be a writer too, and as the day progresses she receives many helpful suggestions.
If you were a palindrome, you would read the same forward or backward. You could be a PUP, a MOM, or a DAD. Find other palindrome ...examples in this book. read more
If You Were a Parrot is whimsical story that has the child imagining what life would be like if he or she were a pet parrot. The p...arrot s special feet allow it to climb curtains, bookshelves, and plants. The hooked beak lets the parrot chew all kinds of great food: seeds, nuts, chair legs, popsicles sticks and all, and even a telephone directory! Join the parrot as it goes through its daily routine of climbing, chewing, eating, bathing, and finally, snuggling down for the night after a long day of parrot fun. The For Creative Mind section has parrot fun facts; what is a bird; tips for taking care of a pet parrot; and a make-a-beak craft to supplement learning. 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award finalist. read more
If you were a synonym, you would mean the same thing, or almost the same thing, as another word. You could be BIG, HUGE, or GIGANT...IC. What else could you be if you were a synonym? read more
The authors of If You Were a Penguin, Wendell and Florence Minor, turn their attention to bears in the educational picture book If... You Were a Panda Bear. If You Were a Panda Bear introduces different types of bears to young children. Through the poems in this charming storybook, kids will learn that pandas are shy and eat bamboo, black bears love to climb trees, and grizzly bears can be up to ten feet tall. A section at the back includes even more fun animal facts. The full-color illustrations are playful and bring the personality of each bear wonderfully to life. read more
It's another amazing day and you get to be amazed moment-by-moment, page by silly page in the colorful and life-affirming new gift... book, If I Were You. The recipe for If I Were You is quite simple: combine quirky illustrations, a poet's deft language, a seeker's curiosity and a comedian's well-honed timing and you get one moving, inspirational and thoroughly goofy book. Author-illustrator, comedian and amateur philosophy major Gary Turchin has crafted a book that tickles the funny bone, twangs the heartstrings, and touches the soul of any wounded mortal. This is the feel-good gift book of the year, of any year. A picture book for grown-ups, but grown-ups who are going to have to break down and buy the kids their own copy once they've shared it with them. In If I Were You, the day begins not with a whimper, but a Wow! So much to be amazed by, and amused by, as we careen through a series of If-I-Were-You observations about life, observations that are both impossible and important. It's a day like no other, and yet it's everyday when we choose to live in wonder. It is in these observations that If I Were You shines. Its seemingly cornball wisdom somehow makes sense, even when, on the surface, it doesn't. That's because If I Were You is about what's below the surface, what's in our hearts, our hopes, our dreams our wishes, our aspirations. If I Were You may be the first book to retort the age old, "Well, you know, someday, you ll have to get a real job..." with a, "Well, you know, someday you'll have to get a real dream..." Game. Set. Match. Dream. And of course, the If I Were You day ends in gratitude, with thank you in a multitude of languages, and then it's off to dreamland, and other days and other dreams and other golden opportunities for amazement. Unpretentious, un-preachy, imperfect, improbable, and naively grand, If I Were You has less than 1,000 words, start to finish. Why say more? read more
A fun story about the love of a mother for her son. Humor and warmth make this a must read for the family.
If you were a homophone, you would be pronounced the same as another word, but you would have a different spelling and a different... meaning. Learn the difference between these two tricky concepts. read more
In this wonderful verbal and visual exploration of an endearing subject, the Minors once again bring listeners on an imaginative j...ourney. A companion to IF YOU WERE A PENGUIN, this fun and informative book details the amazing things children could do if they were this magnificent creature. read more
This is entertaining education at its best. Written by a father of three, If You Could Be . . . The Critter You See uses simple rh...ymes, stunning photography, and clever illustrations to introduce some of nature’s most marvelous and peculiar animals. How would it feel to be nine stories tall; to fly forward and backward; or to blend into your surroundings and become almost invisible? A collection of surprises that stimulates a child’s imagination, this book creates lasting impressions of the animal world and makes simple, yet incredible, facts easy to remember. Does your child know that… There is a critter whose tongue is roughly the size of an elephant? One critter can inflate its body like a balloon? There are critters who can change their skin color depending on their surroundings? This delightful new picture book by Kirk Eason lets children ages three to seven imagine life as a fascinating critter. The book is more than just fun. It sparks children’s innate curiosity, personalizes their learning experience, and adds meaning to a host of unforgettable and intriguing facts. A quiz at the end reinforces what young readers have learned and will help them remember these critters for life. read more
FAST or SLOW, HOT or COLD, or RIGHT or WRONG! Discover the life of an antonym. In this imaginative picture book, young learners ar...e introduced to these words that mean the opposite of another word. Along with bright illustrations and colorful fonts, bestselling author Michael Dahl (If You Were a Verb and If You Were a Noun) delivers an imaginative read-aloud for your littlest grammarians. read more
Big brothers always think they know best. So it's no surprise when a little sister starts to dream of all the fun things she can d...o when her brother suggests them. Having fun is great, especially when making your own choices. Being happy with yourself is most important of all! read more
Does your little pirate dream of sailing the seven seas? From naming the pirate ship to locating buried trasure, pirates can add t...heir own ideas and drawings to black line illustrations. The result is an adventure every pirate will be proud of! African American cover version also available. The interior of both versions are the same. read more
As I was helping our middle child learn how to read I showed him that sometimes inside larger words are smaller words. I would tel...l him to 'chop' the word in half and read each segment. This really helped him and he began to do this. He is a great reader now and I wanted to share this concept in a fun and interesting way with you and your precious little one. Enjoy your time together. God bless you. read more
If you were a giraffe what would you do? What would you be able to do? Imagine! This whimsical picture book tickles the imaginatio...n. read more
What if YOU were a worm? Where would you go? What would you see? If I Were a Worm . . . takes you into a day in the life of a worm.... You’ll find that a worm’s life is more adventurous than you’d think, and you might find your imagination taking over as you ask yourself, “What if I were a worm?” There’s nothing that delights a child’s mind more than using their imagination; the “If I Were a . . .” children’s book series aims to unleash a child’s creativity so that they might begin to write their own story. As keepsake books, the “If I Were a . . .” series allows the reader to write their own creative thoughts or have a loved one write it for them. Keep it as a treasure for them to read as they get older, and allow the book to bring back the cherished memories of their childhood imagination. read more
I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. She said, "You try my patience, child! I do not like it when you...'re wild." read more
I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. She said, "You try my patience, child! I do not like it when you...'re wild." Wild? Who me? That is so absurd. How could she even use that word? If I were a lion. I'd growl and roar And knock the dishes on the floor... AND if I were a bear... If I Were a Lion is a book for every child who's ever been sent to the time-out chair -- unjustly...or otherwise! read more
In the pages of this book, you will be introduced to a variety of superhero personas created by children enrolled in Project Faula... of the Refugee Education Center. You will travel with these characters to places like Rwanda, Nigeria, Nepal and Wyoming, Michigan as they use their superpowers to make the world a better place. In these stories, you will get a glimpse of the creativity, humor and kindness that these children bring to the community. read more
This story is based on life experiences with my family and dear friends.
A sweet-dream bedtime book for nature lovers! The children in your life will learn about animals in nature, and fall asleep knowin...g that they, along with animal babies, are loved and secure. read more