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.
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.
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.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
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.
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.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
Little Dragon sees his Daddy Dragon blow a huge fire. Amazed, he wants to learn how to breathe fire too. But it’s more difficult t...han he thought! Will Little Dragon listen to Daddy Dragon’s advice and keep trying until he is successful? Or will he give up because it is such hard work? A children's picture book about resilience and perseverance read more
This new format, crafted specifically for younger readers, features the original Tintin graphic novel plus brand-new content. Go "...behind the scenes" with the true story about people, places and antiquities that Hergé drew from, filled with fun facts, lots of pictures, and easy-to-read text! In this adventure: A sequel to Cigars of the Pharaoh, Tintin follows a mysterious lead to China on the trail of a smuggling ring. Will Tintin find the criminal mastermind? read more
When piles of sand start showing up all over Corman Towers, it can only mean one thing ― trouble. Sure enough, a mummy has escaped... from the mysterious crack in the basement. It's up to Furry and Flo to guide the mummy back to his own world. But when they fall through the crack too, Furry and Flo find themselves in a whole new world of trouble. As the portal home grows smaller and smaller, the two friends must work together to solve an ancient riddle before they're stuck there forever! read more
Sister Bear has made it to the school spelling bee! Papa Bear is very proud and excited to help her practice . . . and practice . .... . and practice. . . . But will all of this p-r-a-c-t-i-c-e take all of the f-u-n out of spelling for Sister? read more
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This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about who God is and how to see His many blessings all arou...nd them! Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Sister is curious about God and what and where He is. Now, it’s up to Papa and Mama to help Sister see that He is all around, from the sunshine to the birds and the clouds to the chapel. Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about the importance of choosing their words carefully!Come... for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Sister has learned a new word . . . and it’s a big blooper. How will Papa, Mama, and Brother react when they hear her say it, and will they be able to help her break this bad habit? Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to introduce children to birds, bees, and babies!Come for a visit in Bear Cou...ntry with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Mama is about to have a new cub! From when the baby will arrive to how it will get out of Mama’s tummy, Sister has all kinds of questions about it. Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
Let the Berenstains help your child with that most important first-time experience of all - learning to read!
Hooray! There's going to be a pet show at the Bear Town Festival this year. The Bear family makes sure all their pets—Little Lady,... Gracie, Swish, and their new bird, Keats—look and feel their best for the big day. Who will Mayor Honeypot give prize ribbons to? read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about persistence and sportsmanship!Come for a visit in Bea...r Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Brother has entered a road race! Will he be able to keep up with the tough competition, or will he putter out mid-race? Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
When Gramps takes Brother, Sister, and Honey around town with Big Jake, they learn about the big machines that are used at constru...ction sites, on farms, and in the woods. read more
When Mama and Papa Bear go out for the night, Brother, Sister, and Honey aren't too sad. Why? Because they have Mrs. Grizzle—the b...est babysitter and storyteller ever!In The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book, the cubs and Mrs. Grizzle share six of their favorite original bedtime stories. read more
Everyone’s favorite bear family is back in this collection of seven classic Berenstain Bears Bright and Early books - for less tha...n the price of two! Written and illustrated by the beloved husband and wife team of Stan and Jan Berenstain, this one-of-a-kind treasury—featuring a story that has been unavailable for fifteen years—includes The Berenstain Bears on the Moon; The Bear Detectives; Bears on Wheels; He Bear She Bear; Inside Outside Upside Down; The Bear Scouts; and Old Hat New Hat. A perfect addition to your collection for those just learning how to read . . . or those just starting to read all on their own. read more
It’s Christmas morning, and Santa has left the Berenstain Bears a special gift—a nutcracker! At first the cubs are more interested... in their new video game, electronic toy, and Bearbie movie. But when they put the presents away and put their imaginations to use, the fun really starts. Join the Bears as they act out their own version of The Nutcracker! read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to allay any child’s worries about bedtime and nightmares! Come for a visit i...n Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Brother and Sister have started having bad dreams. Now it’s up to Mama and Papa to help them understand that even though bad dreams can be scary, they aren’t real. Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about the importance of being yourself!Come for a visit in ...Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. There’s a new cub at school, Queenie McBear, and Sister really wants to be her friend. Will she try and change who she is in order to get Queenie to like her, or will she realize that she’s wonderful just as she is. Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about birthdays and what’s most important about them!Come f...or a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Papa, Mama, and Brother, as they help Sister celebrate her birthday. The special day is not all fun and games when Sister becomes overwhelmed by all of the festivities. Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
The Berenstain Bears Living Lights, series continues to attract young readers through creative and engaging stories that not only ...entertain but teach values and life lessons. Now, five of the series’ favorite titles are available in a great new hardcover. This Berenstain Bears Living Lights treasury called Friendship Blessings Collection is sure to be a popular choice for Berenstain Bears fans.This collection includes:The Perfect Fishing SpotReap the HarvestFaithful FriendsKindness CountsGod Made You Special read more
Join the Berenstain Bears on their latest lift-the-flap adventure!Gracie the kitten has gone missing.Did she go inside the haunted... house on top of Spook Hill?Brother and Sister gather up their courage to find out.They had best beware! read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about taking responsibility for their actions!Come for a vi...sit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Papa and Mama have had it with Brother and Sister constantly blaming each other for everything. Will the cubs ever learn to accept responsibility, or will they just keep playing the blame game? Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
Should Sister Bear ignore the new girl at school just because her friends do? The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule shows child...ren how choosing to be kind may not always be the easy choice. But it is always the right one. read more
Brother Bear loves everything to do with model airplanes, whether it’s building, fixing, or flying them. But when he shares one of... his prized planes with a younger cub will his kindness be returned? read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is full of fun and excitement for even the littlest of detectives!Come for a visit in Bear Cou...ntry with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Someone has stolen Papa’s blackberry honey, and it’s up to Brother, Sister, and Cousin Fred –The Bear Detectives – to solve the case. Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about personal responsibility and the importance of school!...Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Brother is falling behind in school because he isn’t doing his homework. Eventually, teacher Bob writes a note to tell Papa and Mama . . . and they aren’t happy. Will Brother be able to turn things around and make the grade? Includes over 50 bonus stickers! read more