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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
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.
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.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
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
This physical and digital system lets kids discover the world of molecules and atoms in an intuitive, hands-on way. Using a set of... 17 atom models representing six different elements, kids can assemble their own molecular models. The atoms connect easily with magnets: metal tips on the ends of rubbery arms, which represent free electrons, snap on to magnetic bonding sites on the atom spheres, which represent empty spots for electrons in the atom's outermost electron shell. Because the atoms already have the correct number of free electrons and empty bonding sites, it is difficult to build a molecule that doesn't actually exist. The digital component takes this molecular modeling system to the next level. Using the Happy Atoms app and the camera on a tablet or smartphone, kids can scan molecules they build. The app then uses state-of-the-art image recognition technology to identify the molecules. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos Happy Atoms And Molecules Building Set. Style Number: 5503898. Available in stores. read more
Use the free app and the 17 included atoms to create over 500 different molecules! This is perfect for your budding chemist. 17 at...oma represent 6 different elements Assemble your own molecular modules Atoms connect easily with magnets Scan molecules... read more
Experiment with safe materials from your kitchen, such as sugar, salt, water, baking soda and vinegar, to learn about ten of the m...ost important topics in chemistry. read more
Collect and analyze fingerprints to learn about scientific investigation. Use black powder to dust for fingerprints and look for g...enetic traits. read more
Let them explore their love for science with this Thames & Kosmos Dimension. The spherical, stackable, fast-paced puzzle game! Eac...h round is governed by 6 tasks cards, or rules, for how you can and cannot stack your spheres. Race to position the... read more
Grow a big beautiful crystal and assemble a special platform to display it with a color-changing LED circuit inside. Learn about c...rystal formation and LED technology. 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
Build a machine that automatically blows a stream of soap bubbles in different sizesLearn how electric motors and fans workLearn w...hy soap solution forms bubbles when air is blown through a soap film read more
665068 Features: -Learn about solar power in a fun, hands-on way.-Composed of a photovoltaic cell and an electric motor joined tog...ether in one compact unit.-Solar motor can power dozens of electric vehicles and devices.-Build models including cars, trucks, planes, windmills, waterwheels, robots, and other vehicles. Includes: -Includes a unique single-piece solar motor. Color/Finish: -60 Page, full-color experiment manual offers step-by-step illustrated instructions. read more
Explore the fascinating world of chemical reactions that produce light, called chemiluminescence. Mix up a magical blue light in a... test tube using the glowing chemical luminol and other substances. With some cool chemical reactions, even coins and radishes begin to glow. You will discover how the natural world is full of luminous mysteries: bright spots on bananas, fluorescent chestnut bark and glowing creatures in the sea. Experiment with the special ultraviolet lamp to reveal things that would otherwise be invisible. Learn about the electromagnetic spectrum, including visible and invisible light. Experiment with glow-in-the-dark plastic. Build a fun glowing puppet theatre to play around with glowing pigments and discover real-world applications for glowing chemistry. A 48-page, full-color manual guides you through 22 experiments in light chemistry and provides scientific explanations and examples. read more
Some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in recent years involve things that are actually very, very small. The science of nan...otechnology deals with the smallest structures, in the range of one to 100 nanometers in size. That's as small as just a few atoms in a row (one atom corresponds to about one nanometer)! With this kit, the intangible, nanoscopic world becomes accessible with hands-on experiments using both scaled-up models and real nanomaterials. Nanoparticles can be made of different materials and exist in a wide variety of forms -thin layers, tubes, balls, and tree-like structures. These particles can be coated onto surfaces, they can enhance other materials such as paint, they can be used as a delivery method for pharmaceuticals in the body, and much more. Specific applications include, for example, self-cleaning house paints and water-repellent clothes, anti-fog coatings on glasses, UV protection components in sunscreen, antifouling coatings for ships (to prevent algae growth, thereby reducing fuel consumption), coatings for medical devices, and materials to more effectively filter dirty water. Start out by conducting experiments concerning size, scale, and orders of magnitude in the International System of Units, to get a feel for just how small a nanometer really is. Stir up some mixtures and suspensions, and then examine exotic mixtures to learn about the nanoscopic particles suspended in them. Shine a laser through a colloidal gold - a suspension of nanoscale particles of gold! Learn about the electromagnetic spectrum, laser light, electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy to begin to grasp how we can make nanomaterials visible. Experiment with a special material that mimics the nanostructures on a gecko's footpads that allow it to climb straight up a vertical pane of glass with ease! - A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner. read more
Minis can cook up candies and chocolates in the kitchen! Perform a number of sweet experiments and learn important physical scienc...e principles related to candy and cooking. Discover why sugar crystallizes to make rock candy. Learn about specific heat and the phases of matter by molding chocolates. Make gummy candies, chocolate shapes, and hard sugar candy using the special tools included: plastic and metal molds, candy thermometer, spatula, dipping fork, and more. Finish them with foils, paper cups, sticks, and wrappers. The 48-page, full-color manual provides instructions and explanations. Does not contain hazardous chemicals or food items; you supply the safe ingredients from your kitchen. For ages: 8+ read more
Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop
Construct awesome flying gliders with ultralight plastic and bamboo parts. Build five different types of planes with different win...g configurations to learn how wings provide lift and how planes stay up in the air. read more
Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this Crystal Growing kit. Experiment with four chemi...cally different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals, and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom colored crystals. Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal, and many small crystals on the surface of a rock. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes. A full-color, 32-page experiment manual guides experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science. This kit is thoroughly tested and safe read more
The Kings Court Is No Place For The Faint Of Heart Or The Weak Of Claw And Fang. Here, Almost Everyone Is Secretly Plotting To Att...ain The Greatest Amount Of Power In Three Spheres Of Influence: Royal, Clerical, And Mystical. The Bishop Has Avoided A Poisoning, But Now The Danger Awaits The Abbot, Who Himself Pursues The Witch. The King And Queen Are At Each Others Throats, While The Executioner Awaits His Next Assignment. The Law Is Survival Of The Fittest In This Game Of Feral Human Nature.The 20 Stunningly Illustrated Anthropomorphized Animal Characters Will Have You Clawing Your Way To Power By Tooth And Nail.34 Playersages 12+30 Minute Play Time 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
Grow a big beautiful crystal and assemble a special platform to display it with a color-changing LED circuit inside. Learn about c...rystal formation and LED technology. For ages: 8+ 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
555006 Features: -Build your own solar-powered models and discover how solar cells generate electricity from light.-Build six sola...r powered models including a locomotive, single-prop plane, bulldozer, helicopter, backhoe, and twin-rotor helicopter.-Allowing you to switch out the solar panel for a AA battery depending on the strength of sunlight.-Can even use the solar panel to charge up your own rechargeable AA batteries.-Solar panel is positionable, so you can maximize its exposure to the sun to generate the most power.-Kit gives step-by-step instructions for assembling the six model vehicles.-Can design your own solar vehicles.-Ages 8 and up. Includes: -24-page color instruction book included. Specifications: -Kit consists of three solar cells and generates 1.5 volts of electricity in bright sunlight, like a AA battery. Assembly Instructions: -Assembly required. Dimensions: -Guide book dimensions: 5.5'' W x 8.25'' D. read more
Let them explore their love for science with this Thames & Kosmos Solar Boat. Construct a solar-electric boat and five additional ...models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. Learn how solar cells convert... read more