Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Allergies come in all shapes and sizes, from seasonal airborne allergens to food triggers. While more widespread but not as life-threatening, airborne allergens like dust, pet dander, pollen or mold may leave your little one with red itchy eyes, congestion, or trouble breathing if they have asthma. On the other hand, if you have a child with a food allergy or sensitivity, then your main goal is to prevent cross contamination for their safety.
From allergen-free kitchen tools to an anti-allergen technology vacuum, we've rounded up items from Amazon and Walmart that will give parents a hand in protecting their child while they cope with any allergy.
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
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.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants which makes an oil with natural aroma. Diffusers allow essential oils to be dispersed in the air for humidifying and aromatherapy purposes. Many parents love how essential oil diffusers and aromatherapy benefits their little ones by helping them sleep calmly, breathe easy or get energized on hectic mornings or while they're studying. Always check the labels of essential oils to make sure they are safe for your child and to find out how much the oil should be diluted for misting or other use. Check out our round up of the best essential oil diffusers for kids from retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Buy Buy Baby.
Dressing after baby can be a difficult task. While your maternity clothes may not fit anymore, there's a chance you're not ready for your pre-baby clothes—and that's totally normal! Losing the baby weight healthily takes time, and it can take a while for the uterus to shrink back to its normal size. For the in-between period, finding great postpartum clothes can make all of the difference. For a range of clothes that are flattering, supportive and stretchy enough to accommodate your post-baby body, check out these stylish options.
We all know that tech devices can help simplify our lives. From something as easy as being able to take a picture on your cell phone to home devices that can tell us the weather with a touch of a button (or just simply by asking verbally). But tech can also help our kids out, too! In fact, Verizon helps make it easy for kids to get online safely with great tablets, smart watches and phones. And if you're worried about your kids' safety as they browse the web or play on their phone, Verizon helps cover that too! With plans that are catered toward families, smartphones that track your child's location and add restrictions like content filters, you can rest assured that your child's tech devices are safe for them to use.
The My Verizon and My Verizon Smart Family apps track your child's phone location and usage right from your very own device. It's a helpful way to stay on top of what your kid is doing on the web. The Smart Family app allows you to add up to 20 trusted contacts to your child's phone that they can reach whenever, regardless of restrictions. You can also limit how many texts are sent and received. Track how your kids are spending time online with the Web and App Activity feature and keep tabs on your child's location via a GPS locator. It also allows you to add content filters to block certain apps and websites. Parents will love that they have the ability to add usage limits and even pause the internet! Plus using the app is simple—just pair your device with your kid's device using the Smart Family companion app and you're ready to get started!
Below we explore the devices and plans that make Verizon one of the best wireless carriers for families!
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.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
"A guide for parents who know that the perfect name lasts a lifetime-- it suits not just a cuddly newborn but grows with a child f...rom babyhood through adulthood. 1,107 baby names that stand the test of time makes a strong case for each name selected... read more
The average pregnancy lasts 280 days--and the suspense can be excruciating! The Pregnancy Countdown Book counts down the biggest m...ilestones every step of the way, with one page of helpful information for each day of your pregnancy. Here are tips from... read more
East Urban Home Mother With Her Baby Cooking Dinner Time Rooster Vegetables Maternity Theme Multicolor Kitchen Mat EBKM9330 East U...rban Home Makeover your kitchen with just a single touch! Start with these fun and decorative kitchen mats. Measurements:... read more
Books : Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (Hardcover)
Books : Mum to Mum, Pass it on - Parenting Top Tips (Parent & Child) (Hardcover)
For parents seeking the best in life for their children; this book is filled with practical application models to ensure optimal p...arenting, a must-have, and unlike no other parenting book. Parents, psychotherapists, educators, students and those who... read more
Free to Parent: Escape Parenting Traps and Liberate Your Child's Spirit
Ever felt like you're banging your head against a brick wall?Do you sometimes wish your children would take you more seriously and... that you had more time, patience and energy to be the mother you want to be?If you'd love a calm house, you're not alone,... read more
ADHD and ADD are two very complex mental problems. Though much is known about these conditions, on the other hand little is known ...about treatment plans. While most doctors want to throw stimulants to control the person affected, there are other... read more
Parenting Tips for Indian Parents: Pre-Conception to Adulthood
Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of being a mother? Do you crave more balance in life? Does it feel like somewhere along the... line you have lost touch with yourself? You're not alone. Living with Grace is a practical guidebook for mums who have a... read more
Are you finding it difficult to come to terms with you child being diagnosed with Autism?Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused ...about the best ways to care for and raise your child with Autism?Do you get bogged down with information and find it... read more
All parents are capable of equipping children to be world changers. This book offers authentic advice, from an authentic mom-52 ma...nageable and empowering tips for raising children with gumption and grit. Words grounded in scripture and common sense. It... read more
Have you ever wondered what's going on in your child's mind? This engaging book shows how reflective parenting can help you unders...tand your children, manage their behaviour and build your relationship and connection with them. It is filled with... read more
Bestselling author and songwriter Gaither offers more than 50 proven parenting tips in this inspiring book. The principles come fr...om James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Kay Arthur, and others. read more
7 Ways to Transform the Parent-Child Relationship 1. ATTACHMENT: Developing positive connections that transcend competing forces. ...2. DEVELOPMENT: Promoting healthy maturation of children and self. 3. EMPATHY: Ability to connect with feelings and needs... read more
The Child's Bill of Rights: A Beginner's Guide to Parenting
Arm yourself with the tools you need to parent with confidence, raise happy and independent children, and find the fulfillment you... deserve. You're getting divorced; you're angry, afraid, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Stop, stop and breathe. What lies... read more
A guide to understanding the sleep patterns and needs of children covers nighttime nursing, the family bed, SIDS, crying, and prob...lem-free bedtime routines read more
Every parent wants their child to be happy and to do well when they grow up. But what are the qualities they need to make a succes...s of their lives? How can you encourage kindness in your children? And resilience and honesty? And why is having a... read more
People give different meaning and definition to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Although it is a term that's being talke...d about all around these days, the fact is that many folks don't understand it better like the way we know it these... read more
Understanding that each child is born with natural born tendencies, A Parent's Guide seeks to help parents help their children dev...elop their natural temperament tendencies, and overcome their natural weaknesses. read more
Are you finding it difficult to understand your child? Do you feel frustrated because you often end up in an argument but not sure... about how you got there? Authentic Parenting can help.By gaining insight into how your temperament and your child's... read more
The Child is Father of the Man: Tips and Techniques for Wise ParentingDid the world suddenly change the day you became a parent? S...ince then have you wondered how best you will care for your baby who grows into your toddler and then into a young child?... read more
Describes patterns and causes of childhood anxieties, offers practical advice on helping children cope, and discusses special prob...lem behaviors. read more