The Carolina Cousins are back at Pawleys Island for another month of adventure and mystery. This July the newspapers are talking about pirates. Yes, pirates! Modern day pirates in the form of poachers have desecrated several loggerhead sea turtle nests along the coasts of South Carolina, and the southeastern coastline of North Carolina. As volunteers with the DNR’s turtle rescue program, the Carolina Cousins are heads deep into the mysterious robbing of these protece DNR’s turtle rescue program, the Carolina Cousins are heads deep into the mysterious robbing of these protected animals.… read more
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
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.
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.
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.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
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Do you ever wonder what you're meant to do?Why exactly you're here, and why you are you? We have all been created to live, love an...d play, We were born to enjoy every single day. You were chosen to be born, exactly when and where, And you came with so many wonderful gifts to share.You have something to offer the world, all your own, Something precious and special, that's yours alone. No one walks just your path as they live out each day.No one else sees the world in quite the same way.No one else's eyes have exactly your gleam.And nobody else can realize your dreams. To make your dreams real, here is what you must do...Just be yourself. That's right, just be you! There are so many things you are able to do, And you do them so well just because you are you. Don't worry if you make mistakes on the way.Everyone does. It will all be okay. When you're tired or sad, it's hard not to be ledBy some of the thoughts that pop into your head.When things go wrong and life gets tough, You might think, "I'm not good enough." Well, that's just a thought. It's not who you are.You are one-of-a-kind, and you shine like a star! You are more than enough, and you're worthy of love.So be kind to yourself and you'll rise aboveThose ridiculous thoughts that just aren't true.The world is better because you are you! When you're smiling or crying, at school or at play, Take a moment to love yourself every day. Whatever each day or each moment may bring, Always remember this one true thing: You are lovable now and you will be forever.Never forget that - never, ever, ever! When you love yourself, you can do your best.Each day will be filled with more joy and more zest.And other people? You'll love them too.They're doing the best they can, just like you. You'll see life as a gift, each challenge and pleasure, All of them are gifts for you to treasure.Not only that, but you're a gift, too.The world is better because you are you. So remember how truly amazing you are!That's the most important thing by far.There's no doubt about it. Don't say "Yes, but..."Just love yourself, no matter what. You have within you a special light.When you love yourself, your light shines bright.Let it light up your life, and the whole world, too!There is no light brighter than the light in you. That's all you are here on this earth to do: To live your life, to just be you. Happiness, wonder and love await you.When you know you're a gift. Believe it. It's true! read more
Willy the worm awakes one morning to discover that his home is being destroyed! He knows he must act quickly to warn his family an...d friends! Will Willy make it in time? What will Willy and the other worms do to save their homes and themselves? read more
Rita, Dan, Max and Ted are on the move in Trucktown! Kids will have hands-on fun with a movable part on each spread! Swing Wrecker... Rosie's wrecking ball, spin Monster Truck Max's wheel, dump gravel from Dump Truck Dan's bed, and move Tow Truck Ted's hook up and down as he saves a good friend! read more
In Book Two of the Crab Missoulah series, Daniel Thompson and his best friends Herman and Violet Budge find themselves in over the...ir heads again as they attempt to catch the dangerous criminal Buster Shanks. With the help of Aunt Sarah's traveling journal, and her strange entries from many years before, they discover that there is more going on than they could have imagined. It is certain to be an adventure to remember, if only they can survive. read more
The hunt continues… The world represents a grand stage and there is no better scene than that of everyday life. Mural Mysteries ca...ptures the beauty of the mundane and places the spotlight on the inner thoughts of a single individual. Use the clues embedded in the text to uncover the key character within every mural. In this installment of Mural Mysteries readers find themselves delving even deeper than before with these new puzzling murals. Look inside, and start your adventure. The story continues at PenLit.com read more
The Miller Cousins get an alarming letter. Their Gramma has been kidnapped and the boys are called into action. How will the cousi...ns find Gramma and how will they get away from the man-eating guards protecting an ancient mummy. In this book, written by five real-life cousins, the boys, being smart and clever detectives, go on a great adventure to save their Gramma and find amazing surprises. read more
Torin Sinclair and his friends think they've got a handle on all of the mysteries of Snow Park, Colorado. They’re wrong. Torin, Dr...ake, and Raine know about the hidden mining tunnels underneath the town and they keep the secrets of the creatures that live in the high forests on Borsh Mountain. But nothing prepares them for the adventure that awaits when Tor adopts Roscoe, a giant young dog. Why does a sinister man appear to claim the abandoned, abused mutt? When Tor and his friends venture into the haunted Phantom Canyon where Roscoe was found, they stumble upon an amazing secret…and a deadly trap. With only a few hours to save his mom and his friends, Tor—with Roscoe’s help—must unravel the ancient secret of Phantom Canyon. read more
Capwell Wyckoff's classic adventure and mystery story.
Let the hunt begin… The world represents a grand stage and there is no better scene than that of everyday life. Mural Mysteries ca...ptures the beauty of the mundane and places the spotlight on the inner thoughts of a single individual. Use the clues embedded in the text to uncover the key character within every mural. Unraveling each chapter of Mural Mysteries is not as simple as you may think. Look inside, and start your adventure. The story continues at PenLit.com read more
The hunt returns… The world represents a grand stage and there is no better scene than that of everyday life. Mural Mysteries capt...ures the beauty of the mundane and places the spotlight on the inner thoughts of a single individual. Use the clues embedded in the text to uncover the key character within every mural. This time around readers are pushed to their mental limits trying to decipher the clues within each new mural. Look inside, and start your adventure. The story continues at PenLit.com read more
A great choice for a bedtime story. The Pirate Momato is fully illustrated with 583 total words. The story showcases 305 unique wo...rds and 20 first grade level 3+ syllable "challenge" words. The story and illustrations will captivate young readers and provide educational and emotional advancement. We hope you enjoy. read more
13-year-old Lucas Mandel has it all: a loving family, nice home but nothing prepared him for what happened when the Nazi’s take hi...s entire family away to a concentration camp. Miraculously he escapes and survives by clinging to the one thing that gives him hope, his faith. But when he falls into the hands of the Hitler Youth he discovers they have a secret…. When the Edelweiss Pirates come across a death train packed with Jewish prisoners bound for a concentration camp they do the unthinkable… but at what cost? read more
When three kittens are left alone and scared on a cold, city street they must discover the courage they didn't realize they posses...sed. Soon they are exploring the marvels and beauty the city provides. After all, a cat has to be curious.When Dawg the dog pops up the cats think he's bad news. Little do they know he will send them on an unexpected adventure to discover their destiny.Find out what it all means and how these ordinary cats become Pirates!The Three Pirate City Cats is book two in (The Three...) series. Each book is a stand alone story surrounding three main characters. There is no need to read book one to enjoy book two, but we hope you do. read more
"Thaddeus West and Sneed: Cousin Weezy" is the second book in the series about a weasel, who strives to be a thief, but cannot man...age to steal anything except the admiration of others. read more
Less than a week after their Peruvian adventure, the cousins find themselves back at Grandma’s, and they are not happy. Grandma is... uncharacteristically silent, and Sneezy, the pet sitter, is cagier than ever. Luckily Cagney, Olivia, Aidan, Lissy and Tess have little time to dwell on all the secrecy. Before they know it, Grandma receives another mysterious phone call and whisks the cousins off to an exotic land where they must find answers – and find them quick – or things could turn deadly. Join the cousins on a romp through vibrant and bustling India in the second book of the Cousins In Action series. read more
A call on the hotline takes the Mystery Math Squad to a construction site. According to Paul Parker, their project is at a standst...ill because the area is haunted. Addie, Linus, Trixie and Devon have their hands full multiplying and dividing steps, window panes and wall carvings to solve riddles. The gang gets a real adventure for their history project; complete with an old structure, a ghost and a disappearing Trixie! Will the mystery math Squad's math skills help figure out what's going on in the middle of the woods? read more
An old diary purchased in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul unlocks the legend of a mysterious girl in the Sultan's harem, a modern-day... assassination plot, and the secret life of Ana's father. Ana and Gordy continue their search for answers in Istanbul, Turkey, with the help from an intrepid dog. read more
The Sky Rats crash-land on a mysterious tropical island inhabited by a group of former pirates, who offer to help them find a way ...home. read more
The Cave is the third book in the chapter book series Museum Mysteries. Claira, Ariel, and Kimberly have been on two adventures wi...th Bast, a cat with magical powers, and her friend Maximus, a large black Labrador Retriever with a bionic eye. Three young boys are missing in Italy and Bast needs the girls' help to rescue them. Will they agree to enter the portal in the closet with Bast? read more
In this book - your child will help Alphie solve the mystery by following clues that his sister, Zoey, left him throughout the far...m. It is an interactive book that will engage your child in the story making reading fun. Amazingly this book keeps my son's attention as effectively as a computer game. He enjoys going on the adventure and solving the mystery over and over (even though he already knows the answer). Fortunately for me - the book does not require batteries, nor does it make any beeping noises. This is the first of a series of books that follow the same concept of solving mysteries in various locations. In the works are "The Mystery at the Zoo", "The Mystery at Grandma's House" and "The Mystery at the Park". I hope you and your child enjoy this as much as my son and I have! read more
The Mystery Math Squad gets their first call on their hotline to solve a mystery. Some jewelry and art pieces of Maldon Manor are ...nowhere to be found! Join Addie, Linus, Trixie and Devon as they help Lord Monocle count paintings, add and subtract missing gems and solve simple word problems. Will the Mystery Math Squad's math skills recover Lord Monocle's valuable collection? read more
Imagine youre on your way home one day, then boom, youre attacked by a pirate ship. But this pirate ship is not an ordinary ship. ...Do you flee or fight? Join Kaleb and his dad on a mysterious pirate adventure to find out more. read more
Arrgh!! Set sail with Daydreaming Danny as he uses his imagination to search the neighborhood, high and low, for buried pirate tre...asure. Your whole family will love trying to guess where Danny's daydream will take him next. Will he escape the giant whirlpool? Can he make it across the dangerous lava river? Climb aboard, Matey, and find out!! read more
Captain Hogeboom invites an old friend to come to Sound Watch where there will be a family camp adventure on a pirate theme. A der...elict vessel is transformed into a pirate ship. Several families are divided into pirate teams and merchant trader teams — the object is to outsmart one another! Captain Hogeboom has a very pleasant surprise when a special family joins the summer fun. Con and Bridget Rearden continue as the main characters. read more
Bad Booger Business Gets Busted! The kids at Archie Beller's new school are still the weirdest kids in America. But at least now, ...he's got friends. They call themselves the Nimrods, and like Archie, these kids like superheroes and comic books... and best of all, pranks! But when the school's big football game against their fiercest rival comes up, the pranks go a little too far. Will Pirate Ninja be forced to once again save the day? Or this time, will Archie... and his new friends... be the ones who need to be saved? Project Gemini is a ten-book series involving the characters Pirate Ninja, Lovable Loser, Lunchmeat Lenny, and Olive Klein. These are distinct characters, each with their own separate stories, but all the stories exist within the same fictional universe. The ten books of the Project Gemini series are listed below. To learn more, go to www.DanielKenney.com Project Gemini Books -Book One: Pirate Ninja 1 -Book Two: Lovable Loser 1 -Book Three: Pirate Ninja 2 -Book Four: Lovable Loser 2 -Book Five: Pirate Ninja 3 -Book Six: Pirate Ninja 4 -Book Seven: Lunchmeat Lenny 1 -Book Eight: Lunchmeat Lenny 2 -Book Nine: The Unbeatable Olive Klein -Book Ten: Gemini Squad read more