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.
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.
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.
Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
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.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
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.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
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.
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.
So you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
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.
Geared for growing feet. These Nike Team Hustle D8 shoes give them grown-up basketball style with plenty kid-friendly of comfort.W...atch the product video here.Shoe Features Midfoot strap locks down a secure fit Back pull loop Lightweight midsole offers... read more
Doheny shoes integrate a retro flavor with inspirations from Vans' long line of skate-ready performance designs. These sneakers fe...ature a comfortable canvas upper, lace up closure for a secure fit and padded collar for added comfort. read more
Let her fun sporty style glimmer and gleam with long lasting comfort in these Skechers Street Squad athletic shoes. Sneakers featu...re glitter details on the self-adhesive strap and shock absorbing rubber outsoles with fun prints. Air Cooled Memory Foam insoles. read more
Ombre Sparkle Mesh Bungee & Strap Sneaker
Ombre sparkle mesh bungee and strap
Layered Mesh Lace Up
Lace up jogger
Give her the full spectrum of colorful fun and air cushioned comfort with the Skech-Air - Rainbow Wishes Sneaker. Skech Knit Mesh ...fabric upper in a slip on stretch laced athletic walking and training shoe with unique visible air cushioned outsole. Air... read more
Shiny and pretty style gets air-cushioned sporty comfort with the SKECHERS Skech-Air - Flutter N' Fly Sneaker. Tie dye look mesh f...abric upper in a slip on stretch laced athletic walking and training shoe with metallic butterfly design and visible air... read more
Sprinkles of colorful style and comfort with the Skech-Air - Rainbow Drops Sneaker. Skech Knit Mesh fabric upper in a lace up athl...etic walking and training shoe with unique visible air cushioned outsole. Air Cooled Memory Foam insole. Skech Knit Mesh... read more
It's like a party in every step when she wears the colorful sporty style of the SKECHERS Skech-Air Jumpin' Dots Sneaker. Sporty me...sh fabric upper in a slip on stretch laced athletic sporty training sneaker with Air Cooled Memory Foam insole and air... read more
Lace up jogger
Lace up jogger
Glittered ombre engineered mesh lace up
Lighted skech air sneaker with on/off button
Sport a little sparkle with your outerwear in the Skech-Air Ultra 80132L sneaker from SKECHERS® KIDS! Colorful mesh upper. Lace-up... closure. Soft fabric shoe lining. Air-Cooled Memory Foam footbed. Shock absorbing lightweight midsole. Flexible rubber traction sole with air pillow pockets. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 6 oz Product measurements were taken using size 2 Little Kid width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item not a pair. read more
Ultra-cool and ultra-comfy in the Skech Air Ultra 80036L from SKECHERS KIDS! Smooth and textured trubuck upper with leather detail...s. Ombre effect on sides and heel. Hook-and-loop closure for easy on and off. Soft fabric lining for great in-shoe feel. Gel Infused Memory Foam cushioned comfort insole. Shock absorbing lightweight midsole. Double layer Skech-Air sole design. Air cushioned pod outsole for bouncing comfort effect. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 7 oz Product measurements were taken using size 2 Little Kid width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item not a pair. read more
Lighted sneaker with air outsole
A gel-infused memory-foam insole cushions the ride of a lightweight sneaker fashioned with a geo-print upper splashed with plenty ...of glitter. Two-tone bubble treads-also infused with glitter-keep her bouncing through her day. Style Name: Skechers Skech Air Groove Glitter Sneaker (Toddler, Little Kid & Big Kid). Style Number: 5711745. Available in stores. read more
Skechers Skech-Air Sneakers- Toddler Girls. Your little one will stay on-the-go with cute style while wearing these Sketch-Air Sne...akers. The easy Velcro closure will encourage independence so they can slip on their shoes and head out to play with... read more
The S Lights 10505L Lights, from SKECHERS® Kids, changes color for never ending fun! Leather and synthetic upper with mesh underla...ys for breathability. Interactive design features a light up design that changes color with the push of a button. Side S logo with four-color motif. Hook-and-loop closure for a secure fit with plenty of adjustability. Padded tongue and collar provide additional comfort. Breathable textile lining and a cushioned textile footbed for all-day comfort and support. Durable rubber outsole. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 11 oz Product measurements were taken using size 2 Little Kid, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair. read more
Lace up sneaker with air outsole
Geometric print engineered mesh lace up
Lace up sneaker with air cooled memory foam insole
Glitter Print Ombre Lace Up