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.
From pilot to presidential candidate, paleontologist to pizza chef, there's simply nothing that Barbie can't do! She has the dreamiest house, the coolest convertible, and of course a wardrobe to die for. It's no wonder the iconic doll remains so popular with kids today. With over 200 careers under her fashionable belt, Barbie continues to inspire young fans. Marking Barbie's 60th birthday, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite Barbie dolls and playsets from Amazon, Walmart and Target to pique your child's interest and imagination, providing hours of play while inspiring your tiny dreamer to reach for the stars.
Moms work hard to empower their daughters with positive affirmations to teach them that girls are not only fun, fierce and fearless, but they can also achieve anything they strive for in the future. In celebration of Women's History Month and the March 8 release of Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the most powerful character in the universe), we've rounded up a few of our favorite girl power gifts, including dynamic clothes, books and toys to give little superstars a power boost to shine and make the world a better place.
Who says that unicorns aren't real? Certainly not young fans fascinated with these beautiful, mythological creatures. This fabled horned horse has the power to put a huge smile on your kiddo's face with adorable pieces inspired by the colorful legend. In honor of National Unicorn Day on April 9, we've rounded up a collection of delightful picks from dreamy stuffed animals to sparkly clothing and accessories sure to spark imaginations. Check out this enchanting selection specifically designed to charm wide-eyed little ones who still believe in magic.
You might be planning some fun family vacations or even day trips to the beach this summer, but nothing beats playing in your very own backyard. And while we're not knocking a good old hose for some water fun (hey, that's how we grew up!), we know kids these days expect a bit more. Slip N' Slides are a great way to get your kids playing outside and staying active. And these slides totally beat a trip to the water park—no long lines or entrance fees! So slather on the sunscreen and get to slippin' and slidin' with these eight great backyard Slip 'N Slides and parents, don't forget to partake in the fun!
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
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!
Calling all Marvel fanatics! Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 25th with the remaining superheroes banding together to defeat Thanos once and for all in this conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. Power up for the eagerly anticipated action adventure with cool collectibles, action figures and gear suitable for superkids of all ages.
Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
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Spice up playtime with these realistic baking spices! the sturdy metal caddy, which can hang or stand, holds four ground spice jar...s, a vanilla extract bottle, a set of measuring spoons, and a double-sided spice guide. Kids love the realistic shaking and pouring action and the lids that click and turn for "sprinkle," "pour," or "close"—and parents love that the lids don't open, providing endless mess-free fun! this set encourages creative, open-ended play and is a great way for kids three and older to learn about common baking spices and measurements. read more
Spice up playtime with these realistic baking spices! The sturdy metal caddy, which can hang or stand, holds four ground spice jar...s, a vanilla extract bottle, a set of measuring spoons, and a double-sided spice guide. Kids love the realistic shaking and .Provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose.We make toys and other products that offer countless ways to play We believe the best playthings are often simple concepts that inspire children to come up with their own twists.here was a time not so long ago when childhood offered the space and freedom for children to explore their world, to be curious, to be creative, to be bold, to be bored, to just be read more
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! 11 Piece Baking Spice Set 9349 Melissa & Doug Spice up playtime with these realistic baking spice...s. The sturdy metal caddy, which can hang or stand, holds 4 ground spice jars, a vanilla extract bottle, a set of... read more
Melissa & Doug bring imagination back to everyday play. The Lets Play House Baking Play Set has 20 play pieces, including an oven ...mitt, measuring cups, mixing bowl, cookie cutters, and more. Measures 16.2 in. H x 12.2 in. W x 3.2 in. L. Weighs 2.4 lbs. read more
What will children pretend to bake up with this 20-piece set? Anything they can think of! Promote creative play and imaginative th...inking with these food-grade baking tools made of premium materials like stainless steel and solid wood, sized just right for little hands and play kitchens. This is truly the ultimate play kitchen accessory set! This 20-piece set includes oven mitt, measuring spoons and cups, whisk, spatula, mixing bowl, muffin tin, cookie cutters, rolling pin, spoon, and cake pan. The pieces in this play set are all food-grade, dishwasher-safe baking tools made from heavy-gauge stainless steel, solid wood utensils, and BPA-free plastic. The Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Baking Play Set encourages independent and imaginative play and motor skill development. The Let's Play House Baking Play Set for kids makes a great gift for kids ages 3 to 8. Add the Melissa & Doug Play Kitchen Accessory Set - Pot & Pans to round out the hands-on, screen-free, pretend play cooking experience. For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” We design every toy to the highest quality standards, and to nurture minds and hearts. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right. Our phone number is on every product! read more
Melissa & Doug bring imagination back to everyday play. The Let's Play House House Cleaning set includes a working spray bottle, s...oap bottle, cleaning powder can, mesh sponge, squeegee, towel, brush checklist & caddy. Measures 8L x 8W x 8H. Weighs 1.2... read more
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Melissa & Doug bring imagination back to everyday play. The Let's Play House Grocery Cans set includes 10 stackable cardboard cans... with removable lids. Measures 13.5''H x 5''W x 2.7''L. Weighs 0.7 lbs. read more
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Little ones can learn about household chores with this multi-piece play set that offers all they need to keep the house clean. Siz...ed just right and built to last, this set includes a broom, mop, duster, dustpan and hand brush that hang neatly from a compact storage stand. A caddie full of supplies, such as a spray bottle, scouring powder can and soap bottle make sure playtime chores are done perfectly. Style Name: Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! read more
They'll love playing house using this realistic Melissa & Doug fridge groceries set. Easy to open and close tops Included: 8 fake ...food pieces with 12 removable food pieces 3''H x 7.75''W x 13''D Ages 3-4 Years Model no. 4316 Size: One Size. Color:... read more
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This six-piece play set gives kids all the housekeeping tools they need to keep it clean! Sized just for kids and built to last, t...he broom, mop, duster, dust pan, and hand brush are comfortable to use and easy to store--just hang them from the sturdy... read more
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Playing house has never been more fun with this Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! wash, dry & iron play set. 8-piece set Wood const...ruction ensures durability Promotes skill developing activities Perfect for playing house WHAT'S INCLUDED Washer/dryer... read more
This play set features shiny stainless steel cookware Mom and Dad would envy! Generously sized for a more realistic look and feel,... the colander and three pans (with interchangeable lid) fit most play food items for exciting restaurant and kitchen play... read more
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Mealtime Utensil Set 9347 Melissa & Doug A must-have for the well-appointed play kitchen, this stu...rdy set of stainless-steel utensils is perfectly sized for pretend play - and safe to use for real snacks, too! Packaged... read more
Even small sous chefs need top-notch cookware. And this pots and pans set by Melissa & Doug gives your little ones a shiny stainle...ss steel set of cookware that will keep them entertained for hours. Generously sized for a more realistic look and feel, the colander, three pans, interchangeable lid, and two wooden utensils fit neatly on a convenient storage rack when the kitchen is closed. From Melissa & Doug. read more