After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
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.
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.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
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.
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.
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
Give a gift that's just for them this year with these amazing selections from My 1st Years. Not only is each gift high-quality and stylish, but they can all be customized for free to add your child's name.
Create an enjoyable space for your kids to flush and brush with these décor essentials. Although a children's bathroom doesn't offer a huge amount of space, it can easily be spruced up by adding hints of color and character. Let the splashing begin with these bath essentials.
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.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
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Excerpt from Rosemary and RueIt be a Show, I'll wager, shrilled Free love Hussey. Take me to it, Ben, and give me a shilling for a... riband to make myself smart.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
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
In the busy streets of Shanghai, three young people hide from a group of determined hunters who are searching for anyone born with... dragon blood. The friends must work to hide their identities. Their greatest strengths could betray them, and turn them into prisoners forever. read more
A delightful collection of Aesop's Fables densely illustrated in black and white and colour plates by the humorous and delightful ...drawings of Nora Fry. Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.
The humor is just absurd enough to make the picture-book set howl along with Hippo and Fluffy.” –New York Times Book Review Fluffy... the porcupine is unhappy with his name: “So he decided to become fluffier.” He climbs a tree and pretends to be a cloud! He even poses as a pillow. (His mother is not pleased when she sits on him.) When Fluffy meets a rhinoceros named Hippo, it puts his plight in perspective…and he makes a friend. This terrific tribute to self-acceptance—complete with the cutest porcupine pictures on the planet—is now part of a fun, 8” x 8” hardcover series about life lessons. Includes downloadable audio! read more
Adventure and curiosities are everywhere. Be inspired and capture the essence of joy in exploring nature with vivid descriptions, ...photos, and artwork. Be whisked away on a childhood journey, by climbing trees, discovering wildlife, drinking in the incredible beauty of the Deschutes River Canyon, and running wild with curiosity in our beautiful world. A Porcupine's Quill brings our natural world to life through drawings by the author's 12-year-old daughter paired with photos of places and creatures. Set aside time in your day to delve into our fascinating environment, absorb the extraordinary in the ordinary life all around us. About the author and illustrator Adria Cannon and Emily Singer are a mother-daughter team who bring true stories of nature's awe to life. Adria was born in central Oregon along the Deschutes River Canyon in 1974. Emily effortlessly brings Adria's memories to life through her illustrations. Emily was born on Vashon Island in 2002, where the pair currently reside. read more
Polly Porcupine has a painting problem. Her paintings are sloppy and drippy and differentand Papa Porcupine does NOT appreciate th...e mess. Can Polly solve her problem and paint a picture for the art show at the same time? read more
Polly Porcupine has a painting problem. Her paintings are sloppy and drippy and different--and Papa Porcupine does NOT appreciate ...the mess. Can Polly solve her problem and paint a picture for the art show at the same time? read more
Have you ever felt worried? Have you ever been nervous? Have you ever felt anxiety so fiercely that you freeze and cannot move or ...make a decision? Percy the Porcupine has. Follow Percy through school as he confronts his many worries that make him anxious. Meet Miss Eve, Percy's teacher, who helps him discover that with a little trust and courage, you can work through any obstacle and find success. read more
It is hard for Priscilla Porcupine to attend parties with her friends because her prickly quills ruin the fun and hurt people. Aft...er a birthday party that ends badly, she sadly retreats to her den because she doesn’t want to hurt anyone else. But she is hurting, too. So her friends put their heads together and collect items from the forest to create a soft coat Priscilla can wear in public to keep her quills from hurting others. Priscilla is overjoyed and grateful for the kindness of her friends. It’s Hard to Hug a Porcupine reminds readers that friends who struggle to fit in are often the ones who need kindness most. read more
This book gives voice to a 6 year old boy named Cole, as he bridges the gap between his Grandpa, a disease called Parkinson's, and... the recognition that some kids have unconscious fears of the elderly - especially those in wheelchairs or afflicted with a debilitating disease. This story about a visit to Cole's classroom with his Grandpa in a wheelchair, allows kids to learn more about the disabled that they may not see every day in their lives. By having a discussion about fears in life in the classroom, including why we stay back from "scary" animals like porcupines, and why not to be afraid to approach a person with a disability, teaches kids about conscious and unconscious fears of the disabled. This tender story invites the reader to appreciate the person within, regardless of a perceived fear of another in a wheelchair or simply having advanced age. This greater understanding is so important at this time in history when elders are living longer. read more
The third book in the General Mills Spoonful of Stories series! Can you imagine hugging a porcupine? Sure, it's easy to picture hu...gging a bunny or even a billy goat, but where would you begin to try to hug a porcupine? After seeing all his friends hug their favorite animals, one brave boy works up the courage to hug a porcupine, but the porcupine isn't so sure he wants to be hugged! The latest contest winner Laurie Isop and illustrator Gwen Millward aren't afraid to ask the pointed questions! read more
This is a story of Fluffy a cute bunny who lives on the side of a hill with his family. The bunnies get in trouble when they get c...aught eating carrots in the farmer's garden. See what happens when a tractor comes to dig up the farmland. read more
Unwanted cat finds a new home. Miss Fluffy was an abused cat that came to live with Shelton and became his special cat. Over a per...iod of time she learned to trust Shelton. read more
In this heart-warming story, a happy little Christmas cactus finds herself growing ever more miserable as her friends turn on her ...for accidentally poking them. She is continually misunderstood and eventually moved to a dark, dusty shelf away from everyone. As the story unfolds, Little Cactus learns wonderful truths about herself, as well as who truly loves and cares about her. The unique illustrations, created using scrapbooking papers, are warm and expressive throughout. The story shares a similar sweetness as found in the classic “The Velveteen Rabbit.” read more
The dog shows up the way snow does on a winter's day. She just drifts in and stays, becoming the friend of a young Cree boy. The b...oy and the dog set out on an adventure that ends in a quandary involving quills and a big brother who swears to take revenge on the porcupine. But Lindy, a Cree elder and master carver, reminds the brothers of the importance of the great porcupine. After a day spent carving in town, the boy learns some truths about human nature and realizes that sometimes, like the porcupine, you must put your quills up to keep from getting pushed around. Soapstone Porcupine is the second book, after Soapstone Signs, narrated by a young Cree boy. read more
The heartwarming story of a gentle porcupine in search of a friend
Fluffy is your everyday house cat, except she has never been outside. That all changed when she lost her ball outside. When she ca...n't find anyone to help her get her ball back, she sets out for an adventure that she never expected. Join Fluffy on an adventure that is sure to make you smile at least once. read more
This is a story about a little porcupine who is picky about what he likes to eat. Most children have things they don't like to eat..., but as they grow up they discover new foods . . . and they even eat food they would never eat as a child . . . just like Picky Ricky the Porcupine! read more
Special plush gives this Porcupine puppet from Folkmanis the appearance of having quills, but never fear. While she may poke about..., she won't poke you. Hand enters from chest area to animate the front legs and head. Ideal for use in interactive stage and puppet theater, Folkmanis Puppets are also great for teaching, daycare, school, pretend play, games and parties, or to pair with a book for storytelling. Easy to feed and care for, just add lots of love and snuggly fun. This puppet measures 13 x 5 x 7 inches (LxWxH). Folkmanis has been encouraging young imaginations to blossom since 1976 with its innovative and engaging specialty puppets, promoting creativity and discovery while winning nearly every industry, child development, and kid-tested award. Folkmanis has grown to become the premier manufacturer of plush puppets worldwide, offering over 200 of the most heartwarming and realistically designed creatures--both exotic and familiar--on the market today. (Birthday: July, 2002). read more
Meet the puppy with a tail like a cinnamon roll!Reads R to L (Japanese Style). Meet the puppy with a tail like a cinnamon roll! Ci...nnamoroll is no ordinary pup. He loves freshly baked cinnamon rolls and uses his long ears to fly high into the sky! With his friends Chiffon, Mocha, Espresso, Cappuccino and little Milk, he’s always on the lookout for a new adventure. The pups set up a specialty crepe shop for the animals in the forest. But the squirrels throw out everything but the nuts, the raccoons wash away the best part, and the chickens want their crepes made with worms. Gyaah! read more
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for all ages. Meet the puppy with a tail like a cinnamon roll! Cinnamoroll is no ordinary pup. He lo...ves freshly baked cinnamon rolls and uses his long ears to fly high into the sky! With his friends Chiffon, Mocha, Espresso, Cappuccino and little Milk, he’s always on the lookout for a new adventure. While asleep in his cradle, Milk dreams that a black cloud has swooped down and captured the pups. He’s relieved to find that it was just a dream—until it actually happens! Does Milk’s cradle have the power to help him see the future? read more
Meet the puppy with a tail like a cinnamon roll!Reads R to L (Japanese Style). Meet the puppy with a tail like a cinnamon roll! Ci...nnamoroll is no ordinary pup. He loves freshly baked cinnamon rolls and uses his long ears to fly high into the sky! With his friends Chiffon, Mocha, Espresso, Cappuccino and little Milk, he’s always on the lookout for a new adventure. The Cinnamon Friends read about the Land of Sweets on a stone tablet they discover in Cinnamoroll's treasure chest. They set out to find this mysterious place and come across a new candy shop with a long line of people in front. Could this be the place they're looking for? read more
Percy is from the Caribbean, but wherever tropical waters are found, he's likely to have family there. Being nocturnal, Percy can ...see in the dark easily. He likes to stay up late, munch on snacks and go spelunking for pirate treasures. Percy is also the national upside down swimming champion for two years in a row. Percy can be prickly! He'll stick out his pointy spines to scare away big bad meanies. Bring him home today in adorable plush form. read more