It's the day all baby penguins are going to learn to swim, but Little Pip is afraid.... Nothing scares Little Pip more than the thought of swimming in the deep dark ocean -- she would much rather learn to fly just like other birds do. But soon it comes time for all the young penguins to learn how to swim, and while Little Pip might not be able to fly the way she wants to, she discovers she can soar in ways she never thought possible. Following the success of Where I she wants to, she discovers she can soar in ways she never thought possible. Following the success of Where Is Home, Little Pip? comes this reassuring tale about the lovable Little Pip that will leave readers cheering -- and perhaps a little less scared to try something new. The bestselling author and illustrator team of Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman has created a wonderful story about all the exciting adven-tures that await us once we conquer our fears.… read more
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
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.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
There are so many products to consider when preparing for the arrival of your first baby. When it comes to cribs and crib sets, safety is key. Thankfully, you don't have to compromise on safety to have a stylish crib for your nursery. Whether you decide to immediately start your baby off in a crib or begin by placing them in a bassinet to sleep, learn more about different crib options and safety tips to ensure you're making an informed purchase decision for your little one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
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.
Audio book CD of this sequel to the popular ABC Book, great for young children who are already familiar with the a-z letters and s...ounds. Bright illustrations and super stories make this sequel to the ABC Book ideal for young children moving beyond a-z. Featuring 22 essential letter combinations, it provides memorable reasons to explain why many letters change their sounds when they meet each other in a word. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get an urgent call from Mrs. Davis--her canary is missing and he'...s not the only one--two other pets are missing as well. The kids suspect a petnapper. read more
Midnight on Fireworks Island is a hilarious yet deep and compelling story of two mischievous boys sent to Rockweiler Academy for b...oys, the toughest school in the world since Kremlin high, in Moscow back in forty-five. Rockweiler is a correctional institute for kids too young to be in the main prison system. Rockweiler Academy is notoriously evil. There are stories about a mysterious School Master who could read peoples' minds; they say the punishments are so severe, kids beg to be paddled. For those who not only survive Rockweiler but raise to the top and graduate with honors, there is Fireworks Island; a private Island paradise where you fire off your own personal fireworks display every night. read more
Mr. Bear spends the night searching for enough peace and quiet to go to sleep.
A book to allow kids to read without restrictions. Take your book with you and read anywhere. No fear of tearing it up or ruining ...it and getting into trouble for hurting your book. read more
Even though Bubba is a big and strong dog, he is scared of everything. When he has to move out into the country he is scared of th...e change. His best friend, Will, encourages him that it is okay to be scared. Will also pushes Bubba to enter the forest to show him that there is nothing to be afraid of. read more
A little birdie learns to not worry with the help of his mother. With a happy ending and a strong plot, this book will inspire chi...ldren to face their fears. Children will respond wonderfully to the bold colors as well as the rhythmic text. This winning combination will grab children's attention and present them with the opportunity to grow and learn through reading. read more
Ellen, a shy eight year old, and an only child, has few friends. Her dad has taken a new job in a new town. She is very apprehensi...ve about relocating and does not want to go. In fact, she is dreading this move! Mom tells her it will be okay. The kids in this new town are not friendly at all and are unwelcoming. They are mean to her. How will Ellen handle this? Will Ellen seek revenge? read more
Frank is a really big dog. Although he loves to lie on the couch with his boy, Bobby, Bobbys mother doesnt want him up there; she ...says hes too big. Frank feels sad and decides to run away, to go and find a place where people like big dogs. As he goes around the neighborhood, he meets several other dogs. Theres Jessie, who is quite little, and Murphy, who is a medium-sized dog with big ears. And theres Gibby, whose tail is long and whose fur is thin. Frank wishes he could be like any of these other dogs, but he soon learns hes not the only one with problems. When Bobby comes looking for him, Frank learns an important lesson about being himself. In this childrens book, a big dog named Frank discovers that his uniqueness is a blessing and that its best to be himselfno matter what! read more
This cleverly conceived board book appeals to a young child’s sense of fun while providing facts about different animals. A series... of impossible but delightful-to-imagine cautionary statements are followed by informative explanations: Don’t take a bath with a pig. It loves wallowing in the mud. Don’t start a food fight with an octopus. It has six more arms than you do. The simplicity and humor in the text and watercolor illustrations make this book a story-time favorite. read more
- New action trivia cards featuring Complete the Quote, Name 'Em, Quote Trivia and Quote Countdowns add to the fun, variety and mo...re- Includes 1000 quotes and questions, five game pieces and a unique puzzle game board- Includes fun and interesting bi read more
The children are safely asleep and Chumley Bear, Raffi Giraffe, Humphrey Hippo, Polo Polar Bear and Strawberry Moose are off to th...e Swiss Alps! They have a race down the ski slopes, but Polo is more interested in finding something to fill his hungry tummy. Who is the fastest? And what's for supper at the end of the race? read more
In MONSTERS DON'T READ the main character, Monster, resists learning to read with the rest of his class because, Monsters don't re...ad, we don't know how. I will not read, not later, not now. He will not learn his ABC's, he will not spell C-A-T. But as the rest of his class enjoys the world of books, Monster begins to feel left out. Originally written for a children s literacy class with Professor Christie Ferguson at Millikin University, author Heather Champion, now a second grade teacher, knows the difficulties that some students face when learning how to read. The book is illustrated by Chris Knudson, a recent graduate of Millikin University s prestigious graphic design program. He integrates an animation-style monster into photographs of school scenes common to elementary schools. read more
A perfect summer read-aloud from the author-illustrator who brought you, NOPE!Bear is hungry. Gertie wants to help. But finding th...e perfect snack is harder than it looks. Will Gertie and Bear silence Bear's tummy grumbles before hunger gets the best of them?Expressive characters and funny dialogue lead the way in this pitch-perfect story about patience and teamwork, by nationally-syndicated cartoonist Drew Sheneman. read more
Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/3/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Once again Tom Booth, author of Don't Blink!, breaks the fourth wall to delight and entice readers young and old in this sweet and... funny, experiential picture book. How did you find this book? Don't you know this book is a secret book?Readers will delight in being asked how they found this book. Did Monkey tell? Was it Owl? Giraffe?Maybe the animal who "told" would rather share than keep a secret. Especially when sharing a book as good as this one makes him so happy! read more
Being different can be hard. Being a small boy and being different is very hard! Donny is a little boy in a wheelchair which makes... him different from other children. When Donny's world is turned upside down, see how he and his family handle his differences; his ability to be both seen and not seen. You will also know why Donny says "I Don't Want To Be Invisible Anymore". read more
Rudi is an orphaned baby rhino who is unhappy being made a rhino. He sets out on a journey to find mother nature, hopefully she wi...ll change him into another animal. On his journey, he bumps into some rather interesting characters who point out his true worth and hopefully convince him to stay a rhino after all. The story of Rudi the Rhino was written to help educate children about the plight of Rhinos. The book reveals many facts about rhinos as well as misconnections regarding the value of the horn. The proceeds from this book will be used in Rhino protection and awareness building. Look out for more books to come on other endangered friends of Rudi’s. read more
Megan takes care of the feral cats living in the open field near her house. But it's about to be bulldozed for an apartment buildi...ng, and only Megan can save the cats. An odd man offers to help her, but he acts so strange that Megan knows there's something not quite right about him. read more
Don't Show Off is a story emphasizing the importance of respecting others and not showing off. The story follows two incredible bi...rds, Eagle and Parrot. Eagle is the only bird who can speak to all the animals of the forest. With his character, he goes on disrespecting others because of his ability to talk. Throughout the story, Parrot faces many challenges due to Eagle, but he never lets Eagle steal his dream. Parrot's dream is being able to speak with all the animals of the forest. In the end, both birds learn four valuable lessons, allowing them to find their true selves. read more
Think you can win a staring contest against an elephant? What about a gorilla, a cheetah, a fox, or an alligator? What about all t...hem―AND a bunch of their other animal friends―at the same time? You're about to find out!Whatever you do DON'T BLINK!Readers will enjoy testing their own staring skills against a vibrant assortment of characters in this interactive picture book from talented new author Tom Booth. read more
Sloths Don't Run is the story of two rainforest creatures who embark on an unlikely adventure -- running The Great Rainforest Race.... The pair proves that with hard work they can do what seemed impossible, and learn the true meaning of courage along the way. read more
While exploring the jungle, our young hero encounters several animal friends who each have a unique ability. Unfortunately, he is ...unable to imitate them when they use wings to fly, swim fast with flippers, or carry heavy objects with a giant trunk. When the boy returns home, his Grandmother teaches him a valuable lesson about what makes him special. read more
Poor Gertrude is recovering from a terrible car accident and longs to be reunited with her much loved stuffed animals, lost in the... accident, and with her Dad who gave her the animals and is still serving far away in the military. The animals also long to be reunited with Gertrude. They are all trapped in an automobile in a dangerous, scary scrap yard. With the help of a caring construction worker, all are reunited, including Gertrude's dad. Children will understand the longing felt for missed loved ones, and delight at the sheer happiness that comes with reuniting once again. read more
Design Originals Don't Worry, Be Happy Coloring Book:96 enjoyable art activitiesThe spiral binding is designed to lie flat for eas...y coloringPages are printed on high-quality, extra-thick paper that won't bleed throughArtist: Thaneeya McArdleSpiral bound, 208 pagesPublished year: 2016ISBN 978-1-4972-0022-7Imported read more
This is the first story in the "Big Boys" children's book series. The age old story of being afraid of the dark is something every...one can relate to. In this light and spirited children's book, Little Zo knows these fears all too well. Enjoy reliving and experiencing the dark through this little boy's eyes. **This book features over 100 Fry Sight Words and over 90 Dolch Words/Nouns. read more