624811 Features: -Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy.-Build a waterwheel, a sawmill, and a hammer mill to harness the energy of moving water to do different types of physical work.-Learn about water pressure by building a water tower, communicating vessels, and a water fountain.-Construct a hydroelectric power station to generate electricity and light an LED.-Learn about where the energy in ocean waves, tides, and rivers comes.-32-parate electricity and light an LED.-Learn about where the energy in ocean waves, tides, and rivers comes.-32-page experiment manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information.-Ages 8 and up. Color/Finish: -Full-color. Assembly Instructions: -Assembly required. Dimensions: -Guide book dimensions: 5.5'' W x 8.25'' D.… read more
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.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
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.
Stuck scrambling for a last minute Christmas gift for a kid on your list? Check out these awesome Amazon finds under $25—and if you're a Prime member, they'll ship for free in two days. Avoid the rush and long lines at stores and order these toys online instead! Make all of their holiday dreams come true on a tight schedule with a range of awesome, affordable gifts kids will love, including educational LEGO sets, collectible Hatchimal figurines, creative Pokemon toys and more.
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!
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.
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
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.
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
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.
Beautifully crafted from solid wood display case to display your collections of minifigures (minifigures Not included). This would... be a great piece accent to the home or office. Built-in Lock to secure the coins from inquisitive fingers. Glass door for easy caring and cleaning. There are two brackets on the back and ready for hanging. Some removable shelves for taller items. No assembly required. Dimensions: 11" W X 13.75"H X 1.25"D (Outside) Weight (net): 4 lbs Shelves are 2.25" Height, 10" Wide, 1 3/8" Deep. read more
Description:Pretend play is an essential part of children's development. This vacuum cleaner is an awesome and funny learning tool... for growing kids. Children will enjoy long lasting hours of play time with this exciting household cleaning toy.Features:Bright vivid colors with environmental material, non-toxic, tasteless. It is safe, durable.Press the start switch, the rotating device will rotate, the inside of the bubble ball also with the rotation.Battery operated so your kids can enjoy extended hours of educational, exciting fun play time.Enhances children's social and interactive skills and encourages role play in real time scenarios.Great for girls who adore role play and pretending that they are doing jobs around the house. Specifications:Condition: 100% Brand NewMaterial: PlasticMain Color: PinkBattery: 2 x AA Battery(Not Included)Suitable Age: 鈮? years oldProduct Size: Approx. 75 x 65 x 90mm / 3.0 x 2.6 x 3.5inchPackage Weight: Approx. 117g Package Includes:1 x Baby Vacuum Cleaner ToyNote:1. Please allow 1-2 cm error due to manual measurement and make sure you do not mind before ordering.2. Please understand that colors may exist chromatic aberration as the different placement of pictures. read more
Super soft: ultra-soft fabricsSolid and sturdy: fit for children 3 years and upEasy to clean: you can spot clean and air dry!Preas...sembled: minimal packaging and ready to ride right out of the box!Perfect size: 28" L x 12 "W x 22" H read more
KidKraft's brand new Avalon II Table gives kids a perfect spot for working on art projects, finishing up homework or even enjoying... a quick snack. These tables were designed to last for years and come in a variety of colors. Features include: read more
620318 Features: -Can build your own experimental reversible fuel cell car to learn more about this energy source.-Users will lear...n how a reversible fuel cell works to perform electrolysis as well as to create energy.-During electrolysis, water is separated into hydrogen and oxygen and resulting energy is stored as a gas.-Gas is fed into the fuel cell, which then serves as the power source.-96-page guide book.-Additionally required: 1 quart of distilled water.-Ages 10 and up. Includes: -Electricity required to activate electrolysis is created with a large solar cell included with the kit. Specifications: -Contents: Wire, motor, chassic, axle, gas collector, 4 wheels, solar panel with support, syringe, tube, digital multimeter, test tube, protective goggles, labels... Assembly Instructions: -Assembly required. Dimensions: -Guide book dimensions: 8.25'' W x 11.5'' D. read more
Give your kids a head start on future technology with this science kit. It lets them use a unique reversible fuel cell that splits... water into oxygen and hydrogen gasses to create electricity and power your model car, emitting nothing more than water vapor. Solar Power Compatible: No, Pieces (qty.): 21+, Product Style: Vehicle kit, Batteries Required: Yes, Battery Type: AA read more
Let them explore their love for science with this Thames & Kosmos Hydropower. Learn how different devices are used to extract usef...ul energy from moving water — from a waterwheel in a small stream to a giant turbine in a tidal power station. Experiment... read more
Astonish yourself with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as you explore human perception and the physics of light. Ex...periment with light and the color spectrum by building a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock, and diffraction glasses. Learn how the eye and a camera are similar and how they are different. Build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses. Investigate lenses and light refraction. Experiment with spatial vision and depth perception with 3D glasses and an Ames room model. Find your blind spot and watch things disappear. View stunning optical illusions involving shapes, color, depth, and scale. Make a curved line look straight. Turn cardboard transparent. See the world shrink. Make white by mixing red, green, and blue, and see colors in black and white. See firsthand how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape, and motion. Conduct over 35 experiments, guided by the 48-page, full-color manual. read more
665050 Features: -Experiments to determine which materials are magnetic.-Learn about magnetic poles and magnetic fields.-Discover ...how Earth behaves like one giant magnet.-Compasses to take advantage of this phenomenon to determine which way is north.-Conduct a series of experiments to learn first.-Magnets behave and interact under different conditions.-Make invisible magnetic fields visible using iron filings in an enclosed transparent box.-Build an electromagnet to learn how electricity relates to magnetism.-Finally, have some fun with what you have learned by playing some games with magnets. Color/Finish: -Full-color, 48-page manual guides experiments with illustrated step-by-step instructions. read more
Preschoolers and kindergartners have a natural curiosity to explore and learn about the world around them through experimentation,... observation, and play. This kit was developed according to the current educational philosophy of fostering childrens inquisitiveness and interests by providing them with tools and open-ended learning experiences to optimally support their development. Experimenting freely with a variety of safe and engaging tools stimulates creativity and the spirit of scientific thinking. The 24 large, plastic scientific tools are durable, reusable, and easy-to-handle to ensure long-lasting fun and exploration. The tools include a unique, multipurpose 14-piece screw-together system with tubes, funnels, lids, connectors, and perforated disks that can be used in a multitude of ways. Also included are large and small measuring spoons, a test tube rack, a pipette, a hand magnifier, magnetic rings and stand set, and 10 illustrated experiment cards to visually guide children. The 16-page, full-color manual explains to parents and adult supervisors how these tools should be presented to their children and gives insight into a childs developmental stages. Start laying the groundwork for strong STEM related skills and comprehension. This kit helps develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, problem-solving skills, and reasoning and concept development skills. read more
Explore the science of scent, the history of perfumes and the art of making them with an amazing laboratory kit. First, play games... with scent to train your nose. Soon you'll be ready to make your own perfumes. The kit includes eight oils that master-perfumers rely on as well as a bevy of tools. A thirty-two page full color booklet explains the theory and gives you some tips. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos Perfume Science Kit. Style Number: 948288. Available in stores. read more
Build a realistic wind turbine to harness power out of thin air. Wind is one of the most promising sources of clean, renewable ene...rgy available today. Wind energy has been used for centuries to pump water and crush grain in windmills, and is increasingly being used to generate electricity to power our modern world. Assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades. The blades are designed with complex aerodynamic curves to look and work like modern-day wind turbine blades. Conduct experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments to optimize its performance by adjusting the angle of the blades. Use the wind turbine to light up an LED and charge a rechargeable battery. Convert the wind turbine into an electric fan by using the electric generator as a motor. Build three additional models with the parts included. During the experiments, you will learn the physics of force and motion as it applies to wind power technology. Learn how to measure and calculate the different forces acting on the rotor blades by breaking them down into vectors. Discover how the sun makes the wind, providing us with an endless source of energy. Read about different types of wind turbines and windmills, and how wind energy can be used to power homes and electric cars. The full-color, 32-page manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information. read more
Thames and Kosmos Classic Science Archaeology: Pyramid
Construct a solar-electric boat and five additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or... batteries. Build a solar catamaran driven by a fanboat-like propeller, a windmill, airplane model, spaceship model, fan, and rocket model. read more
Barbie and her friends take a trip to a vegetable and flower farm. While at the farm, they conduct a number of experiments with pl...ants and learn many lessons in plant biology. As you read the story, you can perform experiments alongside Barbie to learn about plants. Experiment with water-absorbent soil pellets and set up a small greenhouse to grow garden cress. Observe the effects of water, soil, sunlight, temperature, and contamination on the plants. Plant peas and make a maze for your Pea plants to follow. Grow four different types of flowers from seeds: marigold, zinnia, phlox, and dianthus. Set up a plant stand for your potted flowers. Make seed bombs and decorate plaster garden stones to adorn your greenhouse and potted plants. The kit includes a 16-page illustrated storybook manual, greenhouse, six types of plant seeds, plant pots and dishes, soil pellets, and other tools and materials for the experiments. read more
It's time to get medieval on physics! Build ten sleek and updated models of catapults and crossbows. These classic siege weapons f...rom the middle ages also happen to be great tools for teaching physics, including lessons in force, energy, motion, and projectiles. A crossbow is a medieval type of weapon based on a bow and arrow, in which the bow is mounted horizontally on a stock. Build and experiment with five different types of crossbows. The projectile, called the bolt, has a safe foam tip and a special cross-section that prevents other projectiles from being launched. When the bolt is loaded into the crossbow, a rubber band is pulled backward and energy is stored in the stretched rubber band. A trigger releases the bolt and the rubber band launches it through the air toward its target. A catapult is another medieval ballistic device that uses mechanical rubber bands and counterweights to fling projectiles into the air. The 32-page, full-color manual has illustrated step-by-step instructions. read more
Make your own yummy chewing gum using natural rubber, called chicle, which comes from tree sap! Sweeting your gum with sugar and f...lavor it with two flavors. Wrap it up, label it, and package it in the metal tin included with the kit. Learn about the scientific properties of elastic materials like gum. Food ingredients included. read more
Gyroscopic force is a fascinating and magical phenomenon, with amazing scientific principles behind it. With the small, fast-spinn...ing gyroscope in this kit, you can build models and perform experiments that appear to defy the force of gravity by balancing and standing upright when common sense would tell you they should fall over. Build a model of a break-dancer that uses the gyroscope to spin and balance on its head. Construct a gyroscopic vehicle that keeps its balance like a Segway but with just one wheel. Assemble a cool robot that can zoom along a thin rail on two inline wheels without falling down. The lower part of this robot is a flywheel engine - a fast-rotating, weighted wheel that stores rotational energy and drives a gearwheel that moves the model forward. Even more models can be built using the flywheel function, including a motorbike, a space car, and a trike. A simple pull of a ripcord starts the gyroscope and flywheel spinning - no batteries required! The 32-page, full-color manual has illustrated step-by-step instructions. read more
Follow your nose on a fragrant journey through the science, history, and art of making perfumes in this Thames & Kosmos Perfume Sc...ience Experiment Kit. Experiment with countless fragrance combinations on your way to becoming a master perfumer Learn... read more
Introduce young ones to scientific inquiry and help them start to learn about plants, physics, chemistry, air and water with the 2...9 experiments included in this fun kit. Kids can discover how a magnifying glass enlarges, how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, how sundials tell time, how a motion picture works, investigate air pressure, air flow, hovercraft, paper airplanes and suction, write secret messages, float a paper clip, blow super bubbles, observe capillary action, test displacement, build a soap-driven boat, mix oil and water, experiment with evaporation, paint with sugar, and watch a balloon inflate itself Style Name: Thames & Kosmos Stepping Into Science Kit. Style Number: 5068251. Available in stores. read more
After finding inspiration to learn about crystals in a gem shop, Barbie and her friend visit a natural history museum. A geologist... teaches them about the rock cycle and then takes their whole science class on a field trip to find and identify real mineral specimens. As you read the story, you can perform experiments alongside Barbie to learn about geology. Use special tools to excavate three real mineral specimens from a plaster block. Conduct mineral identification tests on them to find out what they are. Then, mount the mineral specimens onto rings you can keep and wear. Learn about the geological science of how minerals form, the rock cycle, and mineral identification tests. read more
Product InformationCreate fascinating abstract paintings by dripping paint on this spinning turntable. Easily affix the paper to t...he turntable, set the turntable spinning with a simple pumping motion on the button and then drip liquid paint onto the turning paper. There is some element of chaos and surprise as the images will always look different. Use your finished artwork for mobiles, greeting cards and stationary. The full-color manual explains how to use the spin art machine and also teaches the science behind pigment mixing, paint viscosity and rotational physics.Product FeaturesCreate fascinating abstract paintings by dripping paint on this spinning turntableEasily affix the paper to the turntableThe full-color manual explains how to use the spin art machine read more
Robotics is a vast, thrilling, and sometimes overwhelming interdisciplinary field involving physics, engineering, and computer sci...ence. This kit gives kids a simple, fun, and customizable introduction to robotics that lets them build eight motorized machines controlled by programs and an ultrasound sensor. Kids code the programs using an easy, visual programming app on a tablet or smartphone, which connects to the robot models via a wireless Bluetooth connection. The ultrasonic sensor works on the same principle as sonar. It sends out sound waves, which bounce off objects. The sensor interprets the echoes returning to it, and from this detects objects in the path of the sensor. Using the app interface, you can program the robots you build to behave based on the feedback coming from the ultrasound sensor. Build a humanoid robot that walks forward on two legs and pivots to avoid obstacles in its path. An awesome stag beetle model moves backwards or forwards in response to an obstacle, and opens and closes its pincers. Construct a funny crocodile model that wags its tail if no object is in sight, but then opens its giant jaws when an object approaches. Using an additional smartphone and tablet, you can even hack together a cute little spy-bot that roams around and streams video back to the tablet screen. A full-color, 64-page step-by-step illustrated manual helps kids assemble all of the models and teaches them about robotics in the real world. The visual programming language allows you to command the robots' motors to move at different times, different power levels, in different directions, and in response to the data from the sensor. Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android. Check the app stores for compatibility and device requirements. read more
Let them explore their love for science with this Thames & Kosmos Optical Science (V 2.0). Explore human perception and the physic...s of light with 35 experiments, optical illusions, and other amazing visual phenomena. Experiment with light and the color... read more
Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or ...batteries. Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. read more
Investigate the most important phenomena in biology, chemistry, and physics by conducting more than 100 fun experiments in this Th...ames & Kosmos Elements of Science Experiment Kit. Exposes children to the full spectrum of science & shows firsthand how... read more