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.
This school year will be even more incredible than the last with the help of the Incredibles 2 gang. From backpacks to lunch time all of your back to school essentials are covered.
Nutrient-rich routines for your future foodie start with wholesome baby food. From baby food makers and accessories to where to find baby food recipes, we'll help you discover the tools you need for homemade baby food.
Before starting your little one on solid foods, be sure to talk with your pediatrician about meal safety and foods to avoid.
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.
Thinking of taking a trip to Adventure Bay? Does your little pup squeal with delight whenever her favorite rescue dogs help a friend in need? Whether you're a fan of PAW Patrol or just a parental bystander, those precious pups' paw prints are all over the fabric of your daily life. It's only natural that for your little one's birthday, she'd want to celebrate in a big canine way. So, we dug deep and took to the skies searching for the best PAW Patrol party ideas. Remember: No party is too big, no celebration too small. If you need the paw-fect party ideas just yelp for help — or read on for some inspiration. We're on the case!
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
Strolling through the mall and browsing online for tween clothing can frustrate any parent, especially when you like something your kid doesn't or vice versa. Instead of getting swept up in an argument, check out these six brands that have everything you need to outfit your young teen in fashion-forward attire you both can agree on.
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
Size: 1' H x 3' W Quartet Bar I Wall Mounted Bulletin Board The Quartet Bar I Bulletin Board serves as a tackable display surface ...for securing documents and other printed visuals. It has a smooth, anodized aluminum frame, which matches modern... read more
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"Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger"
Presenting IDW's G.I. JOE stories in recommended reading order. Volume 2 contains issues focusing on Mainframe, Rip Cord, and the ...Baroness from the Origins series as well as the beginning of Cobra and the infiltration of the secret organization by... read more
Police scientist Barry Allen stars in this new Chronicles series, collecting his adventures as The Flash chronologically in trade ...paperback for the first time. In this first volume, Barry Allen gains his incredible powers of super speed and faces villains who would go on to join his famed Rogues Gallery, including Captain Cold, Mr. Element, Mirror Master and The Pied Piper. read more
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Set in the Early 1900's, Emalia discovers living as a half-blood among a not so kind environment can be a struggle for a teenage g...irl among the prairies of Western Kansas. Determined to make the best of her situation, she grows to become a motivation driv read more
"Be it known throught the land that the rightful heir to the throne of Crystonia will be the wearer of the Silver Breastplate with... its four Stones of LIght: The Stone of Mercy, The Stone of Courage, The Stone of Integrity and The Stone of Wisdom." By tradition, the ruler of Crystonia will be the one in possession of the Silver Breastplate. Yet the rightful heir has not appeared and the throne that sits atop Mount Heilodius has stood empty for a century and a half. The kingdom is being torn apart as the biggest and strongest races battle for control. Even the herd of peace-loving Centaurs has splintered into two factions, one awaiting the promised bearer of the breastplate, the other seeking power and control over the land. Unbeknownst to all but a very few, the Silver Breastplate has been created. In due course, it is presented to a sixteen-year-old Duende girl named Carling, one of the tiny descendants of the fairies that once filled the land. But the silver breastplate is not complete. In order for its wearer to have the skills to rule the land righteously, the young Duende needs to find the four stones of light that are needed to finish this magical source of power and authority. This is the riveting story of Carling's quest. She, along with her friends, must risk their lives to save their land and fulfill the assignment given to them to complete the silver breastplate. Award-Winning Author M.J. Evans takes the reader on another fantastic adventure. Immerse yourself in her fantasy world of Centaurs, Cyclops, Ogres and the Duende. read more
Written by Mike W. Barr, Len Wein, Paul Kupperberg, Robin Snyder, Kurt Busiek and Todd KleinCover by Brian Bolland Art by Joe Stat...on, Dave Gibbons, Carmine Infantino, and othersA key piece of Green Lantern Corps history is collected for the first time in read more
The Chronicles of Legion 1: Rise of the Vampires
After being possessed by an alien entity and killing many Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan is rebuilding his life, but the Green Lantern...s that Jordan thought that he killed may still be alive, so he travels into enemy territory to find them. read more
There is an Old One sleeping that will hear THE CALLING After a series of horrific events, four strangers are left searching for a...nswers to their personal tragedies. But as they struggle to make sense of these terrible occurrences, they are brought together by the discovery of a dark scheme that threatens the existence of everything they have ever known. An unspeakable evil is about to be unleashed onto the world. An evil known only as. Cthulhu." read more
Based on the highly anticipated MMORPG from Trion Worlds, TELARA is the story of a world being devastated by magical tears in the ...veil that keeps it safe from the outer planes. These rifts come without warning, unleashing fantastic and terrifying invasion read more
"Every day seems to bring some new super-powered villainy to Central City, and with a full-time police job and a high-maintenance ...gal pal both competing for his time, even a super-speedster like the Flash can start to feel overwhelmed. Luckily for Barry Allen, another era's Flash is ready to step out of retirement and join forces with him to face down the foes of two different earths! And with help from such allies as Kid Flash and the Elongated Man, even the best-laid plans of questionable char read more
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis i...s threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.This non-stop thrill ride is adapted and brought to life by Orpheus Collar, who developed the other Kane Chronicles graphic novels and worked on The Lightning Thief; The Graphic Novel; The Lost Hero, The Graphic Novel; and many other titles including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. read more
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis i...s threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.This non-stop thrill ride is adapted and brought to life by Orpheus Collar, who previously adapted and illustrated the rest of the Kane Chronicles series: Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel; and Throne of Fire, The Graphic Novel. read more
BOOM! Studios and DC are proud to bring together two classic properties in an unprecedented crossover event. When the Forbidden Zo...ne is thrown into chaos, Cornelius investigates and discovers an ancient ring, unlike anything the universe has ever seen.... read more
HE LIVES TO KILL THE DEAD. Written by Matt Wagner, award-winning creator of Grendel and Mage, and co-created with Thomas Tull, exe...cutive producer of 300 and The Dark Knight, this hardcover edition collects The Tower Chronicles: GeistHawk, Volumes 1-4, an read more
[Young Adult Fiction (Ages 12-17)] [Read by Julia Whelan] Elloren struggles to realize her own destiny while in the shadow of her ...grandmother, the Black Witch. A Great Winged One will soon arise and cast his fearsome shadow upon the land. And just as Night slays Day, and Day slays Night, so also shall another Black Witch rise to meet him, her powers vast beyond imagining. So foretells the greatest prophecy of the Gardnerian mages. Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch, drove back the enemy forces and saved her people during the Realm War. Now a new evil is on the horizon, and her granddaughter, Elloren, is believed to be Carnissa's heir -- but while she is the absolute image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above nearly all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren is eager to join her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University and finally embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But she soon realizes that the University, which admits all manner of people -- including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians -- is an even more treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. read more
In these stories reprinted in chronological order as they originally appeared in the 1940s, Wonder Woman battles German spies, the... mysterious Mole Men, Dr. Psycho, with the help of Army Major Steve Trevor, as well as Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls. read more