From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
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.
Thinking of taking a trip to Adventure Bay? Does your little pup squeal with delight whenever her favorite rescue dogs help a friend in need? Whether you're a fan of PAW Patrol or just a parental bystander, those precious pups' paw prints are all over the fabric of your daily life. It's only natural that for your little one's birthday, she'd want to celebrate in a big canine way. So, we dug deep and took to the skies searching for the best PAW Patrol party ideas. Remember: No party is too big, no celebration too small. If you need the paw-fect party ideas just yelp for help — or read on for some inspiration. We're on the case!
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.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
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.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
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.
Excerpt from Marion FayBut the argument had been carried on between the friends, and the noble heir had at last prevailed. George ...Roden was not a rose leaf, but he was found at Hendon to have ﬂowers of beautiful hues and with a sweet scent. Had he not been known to be a Post Office clerk, - could the Marchioness have been allowed to judge of him simply from his personal appearance, - he might have been taken to be as fine a rose leaf as any. He was a tall, fair, strongly built young man, with short light hair, pleasant grey eyes, an aquiline nose, and small mouth. In his gait and form and face nothing was discernibly more appropriate to Post Office clerks than to the nobility at large. But he was a clerk, and he himself, as he himself declared, knew nothing of his own family, - remembered no relation but his mother.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
The third book in Malky Weinstock's Lite Boy Series!In this third book of the LITE Boy series, Dovy gets a new train that he simpl...y loves playing with, and -- not surprisingly -- finds it so hard to share with his friend Mendy!Sharing is something young children often struggle with. With this charming book, your little ones can grow along with Dovy as he learns how to share!The Lite Boy Series -- learn ... inspire ... teach ... encourage read more
Howard Pyle relates the story of the English outlaw Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, compiling the traditional material into ...a coherent narrative in a colorful, invented "old English" idiom that preserves the flavor of the ballads, and adapts it for children. read more
Margery Williams's tale of a velveteen rabbit who becomes Real through the love of a child is a timeless classic, as dearly belove...d as the Velveteen Rabbit himself. It is lovingly abridged in this sumptuous new hardback edition, featuring Sophie Allsopp's beautiful, nostalgic illustrations. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Webbing, is the first part of our three-part Note Taking series.
Test Taking teaches students fundamental skills for effective test-taking. Students learn specific strategies for taking True/Fals...e, Multiple Choice, and Essay Tests. As students progress through school, tests become increasingly complex and lengthy. Learning specific techniques for how to answer different types of test questions will strengthen both their independent study skills and self-confidence in these skills. Students will feel more comfortable and at-ease with the varying types of test that they will inevitable encounter. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Written Responses, is the latest addition to the writing series. This workbook presents passages on ...controversial topics, such as school uniforms, legal age requirements, and immigration. Students are asked to read each passage, form an opinion on the topic, and then answer a written response question in the form of a five paragraph essay. This book builds writing, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills. read more
Visualizing Text helps students build reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Learning to visualize text is an importa...nt study skills strategy for academic success. Many students with strong reading comprehension sills automatically visualize as they read. Most students, however, need this strategy systematically taught to them. By practicing the step-by-step, picture-by-picture exercises in this workbook, students learn how to visualize and process information that they read and hear. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Executive Functioning II, helps students build their executive functioning skills, including time ma...nagement, following multi-step directions, managing their homework, and improving their organization. With this workbook, students will complete a series of practice exercises to build their fundamental executive functioning skills and will learn to tackle academic tasks in an organized, more efficient manner. read more
Summarizing I is the first part of our two-part summarizing series. This workbook is designed to build reading comprehension, atte...ntion-to-detail, and listening skills. The exercises in this book teach students how to summarize text and edit these summaries for missing information. With enough repetition of the exercises in this book, students should gain automaticity in their attention-to-detail and paraphrasing skills. read more
Five Paragraph Essays is the third part of our three-part expository writing series. In this workbook, students learn how to brain...storm, write, and self-check five paragraph essays. Students learn how to develop well-organized essays using a step-by-step, systematic approach. They are given extensive practice structuring each part of the essay, including the introduction paragraph (composed of the Opening, Lead-in, and Thesis Statement), three body paragraphs, and the conclusion paragraph. Students learn to self-check their essays for Capitalization, Tense, Organization, Punctuation, and Spelling (CTOPS). By the end of this book, students should develop mastery in organizing and developing well-written five paragraph essays. read more
The Strategies for Study Success Teacher s Manual gives teachers guidelines for how to teach and implement the strategies in the e...ntire workbook series. Answers to all questions from the books are provided. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Highlighting II, is the second part of our three-part highlighting series. This workbook helps stude...nts build reading comprehension and active reading skills using passages with basic text. This workbook begins at the pictorial level and proceeds to passages with basic text, teaching students how to find and highlight the topic, main idea, and important details of various passages. read more
In this multi-sensory workbook, students learn how to express their thoughts in the form of well-written sentences. They first lea...rn to differentiate between a complete and incomplete thought. Then they learn the parts of a sentence and different types of sentences, as well as how to expand sentences and write compound sentences. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Highlighting IV, is the newest addition to the highlighting series. This workbook teaches students h...ow to identify and highlight the topic, main idea, and important details of advanced passages at the middle school level. Students also learn to differentiate between explicit and implicit questions when answering multiple choice questions after each passage. This book builds reading comprehension, active reading, and test taking skills. read more
Simple Paragraphs is the first part of our three-part expository writing series. In this workbook, students learn how to brainstor...m, write, and self-check simple paragraphs using a systematic approach. Students learn how to organize and develop these simple paragraphs, which are composed of a topic sentence, three detail sentences, and a conclusion sentence. They are taught how to write example, process, reason, and compare/contrast simple paragraphs in an organized format. Students learn to self-check their paragraphs for Capitalization, Organization, Punctuation, and Spelling (COPS). read more
Extended Paragraphs is the second part of our three-part expository writing series. In this workbook, students learn how to brains...torm, write, and self-check extended paragraphs using a systematic approach. Students learn how to extend their simple paragraph into an extended paragraph, containing nine additional supporting details. They are taught how to write example, process, reason, and compare/contrast extended paragraphs in an organized format. Students learn to self-check their paragraphs for Capitalization, Organization, Punctuation, and Spelling (COPS). read more
Summarizing II is the second part of our two-part summarizing series. The exercises in this book follow the same structure as the ...exercises in Summarizing I, using passages at a more advanced level. Students learn to summarize more advanced text and edit these summaries for missing information. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Highlighting III, is the third part of our three-part highlighting series. This workbook helps stude...nts build reading comprehension and active reading skills using passages with increasing levels of text. This workbook begins with basic passages and proceeds gradually to passages with more advanced text. This workbook also introduces paraphrasing and summarizing, and gives students ample practice developing these skills. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Executive Functioning, helps students build their executive functioning skills, including time manag...ement, following multi-step directions, managing their homework, and improving their organization. With this workbook, students will complete a series of practice exercises to build their fundamental executive functioning skills and will learn to tackle academic tasks in an organized, more efficient manner. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Highlighting I, is the first part of our three-part highlighting series. The workbook is designed to... build reading comprehension and active reading skills. Students learn to identify three important elements when reading: the topic, main idea, and important details. This workbook focuses on the pictorial level, teaching students how to find and highlight the topic, main idea, and important details so that they can later identify these elements in varying levels of text. read more
As students progress through school, the auditory processing demands increase, as they are required to listen and process informat...ion, take notes, and then apply that information on quizzes and exams. In this workbook, students learn research-based strategies for developing their auditory processing skills. In the first part of this multi-sensory program, students learn a strategy for listening to passages and identifying the topic, main idea, and important details. In the second part of this program, students learn to create pictures in their minds and visualize information that they hear. This visualization process will help them develop listening, comprehension, and auditory processing skills. read more
Column-Style Note Taking is the second part of our three-part Note Taking series.
Strategies for Study Success, Column-Style Note Taking II teaches students how to create column-style diagrams for in-class and in...dependent note taking, using higher level passages. Students are taught to identify and highlight the topic, main ideas, and important details of higher level, high interest passages, then transfer that information into column-style note taking diagrams. read more
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Guided reading is wonderful in theory, but how do you manage it? In this practical resource, two veteran teachers provide a step-b...y-step guide to guided reading, sharing their lesson plans, management strategies, and assessment tools. They show you how to manage flexible groups, match books to student needs, incorporate phonics, and use assessment to inform instruction. Transcripts of guiding reading sessions and lots of teacher prompts show exactly how guided reading can work for you. Also included is a list of over 650 book titles leveled by reading stage and by Reading Recovery levels. For use with Grades K-3. read more