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.
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.
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
Have a web-slinging superfan of the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie? Whether your pint-sized Peter Parker idolizes Miles Morales or Spideys from another dimension, we've weaved through a web of character merch to come up with the best picks for the biggest Marvel fans of all ages.
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.
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!
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Finding the right products to help busy families keep their houses clean can be tough—and finding ones that are environmentally-friendly and made of natural ingredients can be even harder. If you're looking for eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for families with allergies, small children and pets, check out these great options from Amazon, Walmart, Target and more.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
A child's artwork is a snapshot in time of his or her perspective of the world. Art projects come in all shapes, sizes, and materi...als, and it can be a challenge to save the originals. If you need a convenient and creative way to store those adorable art projects, this book is for you! This book contains room for twenty photos to be placed in colorful printed frames on each page. The frames easily fit a 4 x 6 photo, but up to a 5 x 7 photo size can be used, too. The title page has a space to write the child's name and a volume number, if you need more than one book to capture it all. Each page features a colorful frame with a white background. The top of the page has an area to capture the title of the artwork, the child's age, and the school grade during which the art was created. Simply snap a photo, print it, and then mount your photos into the frames to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake of your child's masterpieces. read more
This series will teach young readers about kindness and how to treat others through some of their favorite animals. Each title int...roduces the animal, where it lives, what it looks like, and more. The last pages are dedicated to an example of how the animals show positive emotions toward one another in nature. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO. read more
Swoop and land. Hitch and hop. Shred a tree stump. Chop, chip, chop! Enter woodpecker world and get a bird's eye view of everyday ...life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature's home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woopeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages―perhaps some that live near you! read more
The Backseat Drawing Game is an exciting, fast-paced sketching game with a twist. Members of opposing teams instruct each other on... drawing the object listed on the game card, but the artists have no idea what they are drawing. Those on the artist's team must then guess what has been drawn. With 336 words to draw, the entertainment can go on for hours, though a game can be played in about 30 minutes. Simple to set up and play, everything you need, including dry erase markers, is in the box. This read more
Can you guess which state has ten totally unique minerals, and one of its most popular attractions is the crater of diamonds state... park, where you can hunt for diamonds and keep what you find? learn fun and interesting facts about the United States by playing game of the States. A family favorite for decades, this newly updated version contains useful and educational STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) facts about each state. As state cards come into play, players read the STEM facts on the cards they draw. This is a great way for all players to gain additional knowledge about the States. Players can even use the state cards without the game board to play simple trivia games like “guess the state capital”. players will become familiar with the fifty States, their locations, capital cities, top products and more! the game of the States challenges you to travel back and forth across the country, buying products in some States and selling them in other States. The winner is the player with the most money at the end of the game. Recommended for ages 8+, 2-4 players. read more
Sure it's fun, but connecting the dots in this Brain Games Dot to Dot puzzle book will engage your brain, increase mental flexibil...ity and enhance your focus and problem-solving skills. Featuring 125 puzzles to satisfy any dot-to-dot obsession, each page's challenge in this dot-to-dot puzzle will reveal detailed pictures of animals, people, fascinating objects and more. With some puzzles taking you from 1 to 365 dots, you'll be amazed at the incredibly detailed drawings you'll create! Relax ... solutions are provided at the back of the book in case you get stumped. Spiral-bound softcover, 160 pages. 9" long x 7 3/8" wide.Increases your mental flexibility;Enhances your focus and problem solving skills;125 puzzles;Incredibly detailed drawings;Solutions are provided at the back of the book; read more
Take Bingo while on the go with this super bundle of Travel Bingo. Includes 4 of each: Orange Interstate Highway Bingo, Green Auto... Bingo, and Pink Auto Bingo. Transparent sliding window slides shut to cover the square when you spot it! Maximum fun! read more
An exciting kids activity book by Samuella Taylor, author of other kids favorites such as “Mischievous Macy” and “My Genius Baby: ...The Five Senses” Driving around with sweet and active kids in the backseat can be fun as long as it is a short drive and kids are busy. But what to do when things turn ugly in long drives and the little ones resort to crying and fighting in the backseat, just when you are trying to figure out how to get through your very long drive or busy day! Healthy Mind Media offers you the perfect long drive companion for a fun family trip! Kids 5 and up can fill out these fun and brain-taxing colorful puzzles for hours of fun in the backseat! The book, which is first of a series, has exciting and fun games to help kids learn new words, improving their vocabulary all the while keeping them busy while you can drive the car. These puzzles will not only enhance their learning abilities but also increase their problem solving skills, their spellings, and even expand their vocabulary. Contains: 10 word search puzzles 10 double word puzzles Instructions and examples to assist! Answers to all puzzles given at the end Healthy Mind Media is always looking for reader feedback and comments. We welcome your reviews on Amazon and other sites as well as look forward to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org read more
Package Includes28" Electronic Backseat Driver x 1Item Description28" Electronic Backseat DriverProduct Description:1 x 28" Electr...onic Backseat DriverPerfect steering wheel for your little driver!Kids will love playing with this steering wheel.It has cool lights and realistic car sounds.Hear the engine starting, engine running, 3 different gears, breaking, honking, and turning indicator sounds.It has left and right indicator lights, hazard lights, and 3 gear lights.Features many realistic sounds including horn, revving engine, gear change braking.Also includes flashing indicators and illuminated speedo.Casdon Electronic Backseat Driver Toy Steering WheelMoving steering wheel with realistic driving soundsIlluminated Speedo and flashing indicatorsFreestanding or attaches to car windowSuitable for ages 3 – 8 yearsRequires 3 AA batteriesThe steering wheel can be attached to the car's side window.Your child will love playing with this steering wheel, driving along side you in the passenger seat or the backseat.Lots of driving fun.Specifications:1 poundsRequires 3 AA batteries (Not Included)Package Dimension: 18 x 10 x 4 inches* Manufactuer's Warranties Return Policy applies, please check here for detail.Product names are trademark of listed manufacturer or other owners, and are not trademarks of eForCity Corp. The manufacturer does not necessarily endorse use of these products. read more
Before starting his own successful company, Fenorris Pearson was a top executive with Dell and Motorola with responsibilities in A...sia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. He worked with top people on top teams building and selling top products to global audiences. Smart people like to work with smart people and when cutting-edge technology, big-name corporate players, major new product launches, and billions of dollars are on the line, there is no room for sleepwalkers, jokers, or phoning it in. Top performers get to the top by bringing their A-game every day. But now even that isn’t enough. You have to come fully prepared to work at the top of your game, every day. Pearson reveals how to do just that, opening up the corporate play book and providing a glimpse into the inner workings of the men and women driving American business today: the consummate corporate executives. read more
So what’s the big deal with a matching game? The activity is a great way of building vocabulary in small children. But if the pict...ures don’t match, a child would have to use his/her knowledge of distinctive features and even the functions of the object in order to make the right match. It may sound complicated but the game is actually fun to do. read more
How does matching help a child read? Yes, it does! From a very early age, matching will help a child understand the relationships ...between pictures and what they represent. You can help develop this understanding by using educational resources like this one. The combination of texts, pictures and activities will encourage your child to only keep learning. Grab a copy now! read more
How to play everywhere with your children?Are your children getting bored in front of the TV or with their gaming console?Do you w...ant some ideas with playful or educational activities?This little eGuide Kids « Activities & Games for children to do... read more
The race is on - last one to the top is a rotten banana! With this Q's Race to the Top Board Game, children take turns rolling the... big green die, then draw one of three cards on their quest to reach the top of Q's tree house first. YOU cards feature... read more
The Backseat Drawing Game Junior brings outrageous fun to the entire family. This is the game where it is ok to ask for directions.... Players race to identify a drawing done by the "artist," but the artist does not know what he or she is drawing. In this matching game, there is a lot more license than art. You may not come up with the next Mona Lisa, but the galleries you create will be priceless in a whole new way. Test your teamwork skills and find out who can give and follow directions the best read more
In the Game of Life and How to Play It, Florence Scovel Shinn gives us the rules to the game of life. But more importantly she als...o gives us a manual that instructs us on how to win the game. A wonderful and simple-to-follow book on the power of right thinking. read more
Game offers some of the most intense, delicate, rich, and varied meat around. And not only is it delicious, it can also be a healt...hy and more nutritious alternative to traditional red meats. Here, Tim Maddams gives an accessible guide to obtaining, assessing, preparing, and cooking game, including pheasant, grouse, venison, partridge, hare, rabbit, boar, and duck.Tim begins by describing the characteristics of game species, followed by a discussion of ethical and sustainable hunting, preservation, and seasonality. Next, he gives a step-by-step guide to skinning, feathering, and butchering techniques (and how to buy game meat if you don't have a fresh supply). Lastly, he shares his seriously tasty recipes from the River Cottage kitchen, such as Slow-Roast Spiced Soy Duck, Quick-Smoked Mallard, Pheasant and Wild Mushroom Lasagna, Partridge with Pumpkin and Cider, Goose Sausages, Gamekeeper's Pie, and Roasted Hen Pheasant with All the Trimmings.With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and color photography throughout, Game is the indispensable guide to enjoying wild meat. read more
Antelope and porcupines in Africa. Feral cats and wild goats in Australia. Deer, pheasants, and rabbits in the United States and E...urope. These are just a few of the world’s game animals, or creatures hunted for food. Game has been central to the development of humanity and forms a core part of cultures—and meat industries—from the Amazon to the Arctic. But despite the ubiquity of its consumption, it has never been the subject of a culinary overview. Paula Young Lee rectifies this oversight in Game, describing the fascinating history of a food so diverse it ranges from luxury good to staple of the poor. Describing how animals from quail and oryx to dormice were once so avidly pursued that they became semi-domesticated, Lee traces the rise and fall in the prevalence of hunting some animals, as well as illustrating how dishes like bear paws, reindeer pâté, and lark pie have seen their popularity come and go. She provides insight into the politically charged arena of hunting laws and discusses the customs and difficulties in hunting game for food, while offering up fun facts—such as how venison was once so coveted that cookbooks gave instructions for disguising beef as a counterfeit. Featuring unusual recipes for many little-eaten animals and cuts of meat, Game will be gobbled up by readers alongside a steaming bowl of rabbit stew. read more
This is a comprehensive reference work covering Joe Namath’s entire professional football career, following it season by season an...d game by game. After a lengthy opening chapter discussing Namath’s college career and his enormous impact on professional football after turning pro in 1965, the book proceeds to chronicle every game of his pro career. Chapter 6 documents Super Bowl III while the concluding chapter sizes up Namath’s career and addresses the debate over his Hall of Fame status. read more
The 21st century has seen a board game renaissance. At a time when streaming television finds millions of viewers, video games gar...ner billions of dollars, and social media grows ever more intense, little has been written about the rising popularity of board games. And yet board games are one of our fastest growing hobbies, with sales increasing every year. Today's board games are more than just your average rainy-day mainstay. Once associated solely with geek subcultures, complex and strategic board games are increasingly dominating the playful media environment.The popularity of these complex board games mirrors the rise of more complex cult media products. In Game Play: Paratextuality in Contemporary Board Games, Paul Booth examines complex board games based on book, TV, and film franchises, including Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, The Hunger Games and the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. How does a game represent a cult world? How can narratives cross media platforms? By investigating the relationship between these media products and their board game versions, Booth illustrates the connections between cult media, gameplay, and narrative in a digital media environment. read more
A boy and his pet dragon play soccer with friends and learn that winning isn't everything.
Is he playing the Game, or being played?After a late-night dinner party gets a group of thirty-something friends chatting about ad...ultery, Oscar MacDonald discovers that he harbors a dark fantasy about his wife's infidelity. When wife Izzie forces his secret into the open, Oscar says his only real condition for her to sleep with other people would be for her to share all the details with him. Izzie says she wouldn't feel comfortable sleeping with someone then spilling the details, even to her husband. But what if she left him clues, to hint at what she did when enjoying herself with other men? Maybe, just maybe, she would be tempted to turn fantasy into reality.They could even make a game of it.A full-length wife-sharing adventure from the bestselling author of She's a Star. read more
Presents observation games, rhyming games, and other activities to play during every mile of the trip, even during bathroom time.
This early compendium of poultry and game recipes contains much information that is useful and practical to today's cook. Illustra...ted with text and full page photographs. Contents Include: Chicken Chatter, Let's have Roast Chicken, Let's Have Fried Chicken, Let's Have Broiled Chicken, Let's Cook It Outdoors, Let's Have Something Special, Simmered, Stewed, Fricasseed, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Quick'n' Easy Chicken Dishes, Chick Dishes for a Crowd, Carving Poultry, Turkey, Duckling and Others, Turkey Talk, Stuffings, Sauces, Gravies, Relishes, Game, Game Sauces and Marinades, and Rabbit. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. read more
Many patterns of carpet lay rolled out before them on the floor--two of Brussels showed the beginning of their quest, and its endi...ng in that direction; while a score of ingrains lured their eyes and prolonged the debate between desire pocket-book. The head of the department did them the honor of waiting upon them himself--or did Joe the honor, as she well knew, for she had noted the open-mouthed awe of the elevator boy who brought them up. Nor had she been blind to the marked respect shown Joe by the urchins and groups of young fellows on corners, when she walked with him in their own neighborhood down at the west end of the town.But the head of the department was called away to the telephone, and in her mind the splendid promise of the carpets and the irk of the pocket- book were thrust aside by a greater doubt and anxiety."But I don't see what you find to like in it, Joe," she said softly, the note of insistence in her words betraying recent and unsatisfactory discussion.For a fleeting moment a shadow darkened his boyish face, to be replaced by the glow of tenderness. He was only a boy, as she was only a girl--two young things on the threshold of life, house-renting and buying carpets together."What's the good of worrying?" he questioned. "It's the last go, the very last."He smiled at her, but she saw on his lips the unconscious and all but breathed sigh of renunciation, and with the instinctive monopoly of woman for her mate, she feared this thing she did not understand and which gripped his life so strongly."You know the go with O'Neil cleared the last payment on mother's house," he went on. "And that's off my mind. Now this last with Ponta will give me a hundred dollars in bank--an even hundred, that's the purse--for you and me to start on, a nest-egg."She disregarded the money appeal. "But you like it, this--this 'game' you call it. Why?"He lacked speech-expression. He expressed himself with his hands, at his work, and with his body and the play of his muscles in the squared ring; but to tell with his own lips the charm of the squared ring was beyond him. Yet he essayed, and haltingly at first, to express what he felt and analyzed when playing the Game at the supreme summit of existence. read more