Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Create the Ultimate Gaming Experience with These Walmart Deals on TVs, Video Game Consoles, Headsets and More
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
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.
Originally touted as a tool to help kids stay calm and focused, the fidget spinner quickly took off as one of the most sought-after toys of the year. While your kids are probably very familiar with the standard spinners, these unique fidget spinners will catch their attention and make the perfect gift.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Looking for a durable, comfortable gaming headset at a great price? Look no further! We've combed through all the options from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target to bring you the best-reviewed gaming headphone and mic sets out there. From Turtle Beach to Logitech to Razer, these sporty and stylish headsets have amazing sound quality, feel comfy after hours of game play and, best of all, cost under $100. Shop our top picks below.
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.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
MegaChess MegaChess 12 Inch Giant Board Game The MegaChess Plastic Chess Set with a 12" King is a light but rugged, injection mold...ed plastic set suitable for children. Although grown-up will want to put this impressive MegaChess set on a tabletop, kids... read more
Novica Strategist Wood Chess Set This handsome babul acacia and kadam wood chess set handcrafted by Khyali Ram of India is perfect... for the master strategist on the go. The artisan selects a different stain for each type of wood to both showcase the... read more
Studio Silversmiths Glass Chess Set Features: Chess set made of glass, board, both frosted and clear pieces Easy to use Type: Ches...s Age Group: 13+ Years Primary Material: Glass Primary Material Details: Frosted and clear glass Additional Materials:... read more
Astoria Grand Fiarmont Decorative Chess Set Elevate your home decor in the dining room or parlor with this stunning chess set, fea...turing marble-inspired details. Features: Note: Not recommended for outdoor use Return Policy: This item is final sale and... read more
Keep the fish in the water and the polar bears on the ice. North Pole Expedition features 80 challenges and two playing modes: one... with the Eskimo in a canoe on the water and one with the Eskimo on the ice. read more
Can you solve this ancient mystery of Temple Connection and place the right roads and bridges on the board to create paths that co...nnect the beautiful temples? Figure out which floors to connect and which puzzle pieces you need to solve the 80 challenges. read more
Arrange beautiful hardwood towers and stairs to create the path for a knight and his princess to be reunited with Camelot Jr. The ...knight and princess can only walk up stairways or along the top of walls. They cannot jump down or climb up walls. read more
SmartGames' Ghost Hunters Brain Teaser Puzzle is a great way to use your brain. With 60 different games, light up all of the ghost...s in each challenge by placing all the flashlight puzzle pieces correctly for hours of fun. read more
Quadrillion offers countless challenges and solutions...but can you find one? Snap the 4 magnetic grids together in any order to c...reate your game board. Then try to fit the 12 colored puzzle pieces on the game board you've just created. read more
Spread your wings and let your brain fly with the SmartGames Butterflies Brain Teaser Puzzle. This butterflies puzzle is a perfect..., compact travel game that includes a storage compartment for the puzzle pieces and challenge booklet. read more
SmartGames' Asteroid Escape Brain Teaser Puzzle is a galactic sliding puzzle with 60 missions, from beginner to expert. Includes a... portable game board with lid, making it perfect for travel and hours of entertainment. read more
Let's build castles. Three to four-year-olds can start playing Castle Logix, a unique multi-level logic game. Seven different hard...wood towers and blocks give 48 surprising challenges ranging from very easy to extremently difficult. read more
Flex your logic muscles by filling the three trucks using geometric block pieces, but make sure that none of the trucks are overfl...owing. Choose from challenges using one, two, or three trucks and different blocks as shown in the included Trucky 3 booklet. read more
Can you get rid of the virus in this "bio-logical" game? Anti-Virus is a sliding puzzle game with a new twist: tiles that only sli...de diagonally and can move in groups. Young and old alike are quick to "catch the bug". read more
In Color Code, players layer see-through tiles to create different multi-colored shapes in the included challenge booklet. Start w...ith simple challenges for beginners and advance to complex puzzles that will challenge experienced graphic designers. read more
Block in the red car in this blockbuster game. The chase is on: block off all escape routes; don't let the car thief outrun you. W...ith 60 high-octane challenges to pursue, RoadBlock promises hours of fun. read more
Can you help the rabbits jump to safety? Use other rabbits, mushrooms, and even the moving foxes to jump around and hide the rabbi...ts in their holes. Jump In' is a great travel game that features 60 challenges and a portable carrying case. read more
Build a car with 5 different blocks in this unique logic game. SmartCar 5x5 includes the car and 5 wooden blocks in 5 different co...lors. Kids solve the 96 challenges by placing all of the blocks correctly in the car according to the clues. read more
Fun for kids and adults, SmartGames' Squirrels Go Nuts! Brain Teaser Puzzle Game comes with a portable game board and lid, making ...it perfect for on-the-go fun. Slide the squirrels around the board so all acorns are dropped into holes. read more
Can you find the Asian jungle animals and hide all the others? Jungle Hide & Seek includes 80 challenges and a double-sided game b...oard, where the "day" side features a 4-grid game and the "night" side features more difficult challenges in one big grid. read more
Dinosaurs Mystic Islands is an exciting shape matching game that challenges players to separate the plant-eating dinosaurs from th...e carnivores. Place the islands on the game board as shown, but keep the friendly dinosaurs from their T-Rex counterparts. read more
Is the rabbit looking through the round or star-shaped hole? Is it standing on top of the yellow, red, or blue block? In Bunny Pee...k A Boo, some challenges may look similar, yet the solution can be completely different. read more
Five penguins are on a slippery slope. Can you pack the ice so that every puzzle tile can fit on the game board? Can you also make... sure that all the penguins are in the right spot? Penguins on Ice is a challenging puzzle that might give you brain freeze. read more
Re-create shapes and designs, block by block, with this beautifully crafted 3-D wooden Day & Night puzzle. Young kids can begin wi...th challenges whose blocks are revealed in the light of day, while more advanced puzzles have only the sillouttes visible. read more
Can you help the three smart pigs build their houses? Can you set them up so that the pigs can play outside? If you spot the wolf ...can you help the pigs stay safe inside their houses? Three Little Piggies is a perfect brain game for young children. read more
Following the success of Three Little Piggies, SmartGames is proud to introduce a new preschool puzzle game based on another popul...ar fairy tale. Kids can use their brains to help Little Red Riding Hood find the right path to Grandma's house. read more