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.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
Already purchased an Xbox One gaming console? Most Xbox One bundles come with a game included — but when it's time to move on to more, choosing can be hard. That's why we made it easy for your and rounded up some of our top picks. Try one of these favorite Xbox One games for kids.
Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
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.
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.
Creative Baby Interactive Playmat i-Mat Alphabet 9 Piece Floor Mat Protect your little ones and your floors with the wonderful stu...rdy play mats. The colorful illustrations encourage your little ones to crawl and explore the alphabet. Makes for a great... read more
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This baby-sized piano has musical sounds, shaking beads, and a handle for music on the go! Three different classical music songs p...lay when piano keys are pressed, teaching baby about cause & effect. Additionally, the two smaller keys light up when music plays, capturing baby's attention and helping to promote concentration. The movable beads on the handle help baby develop fine motor skills, while the rattle beads inside the clear structure help baby connect sound to sight. read more
Sassy Sensation Station inspires fascination and provides manipulation challenge appropriate for 6 months and older children. It s...timulates with sounds, varieties of textures and full spectrum colors. The spinning wheel encourages baby to reach, tug, and bat, strengthening hand-eye coordination. Each feature on the wheel spins freely when baby bats at it, introducing baby to cause & effect. The ladybug plays music, encouraging movement, rhythm, and timing in baby, and has an on/off switch. A suction cup secures the toy on flat surfaces, or can be removed for hand-held play. read more
Capture baby's imagination and develop baby's senses with Baby's 1st Developmental Toys Gift Set. Featuring 5 of our best-selling ...developmental toys, this set is sure to keep baby engaged through each stage of development. Our Peek-a-Boo Book is an interactive soft book that allows your little explorer to learn about animals. Each page has a soft peek-a-boo flap that is easy for little hands to lift open, strengthening hand-eye coordination. Crinkle-filled pages provide auditory stimulation, and an attachable link allows for on-the-go fun. Promote interactive play and strengthen gross and fine motor skills with the Squish & Chime Ball. The soft touch outer shell encourages him to tug, stretch, and explore. The graspable form of the ball allows baby and caregiver to shake the toy, introducing rhythms, while the rich chime sound of the inner ball teaches baby about cause & effect. The Peek-a-Boo Beads Rattle has a soft outer shell, and the bright colors and variety of surfaces encourage baby to explore. Even the neck of the rattle aids in baby's development by flexing 180 degrees, providing a perfect manipulation challenge for little hands. In the sphere of the rattle are contrasting black & white beads that stimulate baby's developing vision and awaken auditory awareness. Our Flutterby Teether helps soothe inflamed gums. Place it in the refrigerator and its sterilized water-filled wings provide a cooling sensation. The sweet symmetrical face of the Flutterby calms baby, while the tonal colors encourage eye sight development. The brightly colored Ring O' Links features a large soft-touch black & white ring and multi-textured links that encourage tactile exploration. The links have open ends, making it easy to link other toys together. read more