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.
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.
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.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Inspire creativity this holiday season with eight craft kits the kiddos will love. From customizable musical instruments to hands-on science experiments, we'll help you gift the perfect kid's kit.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
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.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
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.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
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.
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.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
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.
Table Color: Natural Teak Summer Classics Croquet Teak Coffee Table Features: High-end outdoor furniture Summer classics outdoor P...roduct Type: Coffee Table Top Shape: Round Style: Rustic Top Color: Natural Wood Base Color: Natural Wood Distressed: No... read more
Get to work all around the construction zone with this sturdy, colorful construction site rug! Durably made to look great for coun...tless playtimes to come, the woven rug with a skid-proof backing comes with three wooden construction vehicles and features details like a crane, wheelbarrows, barriers, cones, and roads to accommodate all kinds of vehicles, play people, and more! With this rug, there are lots of ways to learn and play. Ages: 3+ Years read more
Activity rug and with both town and country scenes and 49 wooden play piecesIncludes 15 vehicles, 8 town buildings, 8 farm structu...res, 6 animals, 7 people, 4 traffic signs, bridgePlay figures match buildings and vehicles (for instance, police officer, police car, and police station)Soft rug is machine washable and features skid-proof backing and reinforced border bindingAges 3+; rug: 39” x 36” (100 cm x 91 cm)About Melissa & Doug Melissa & Doug toys are designed to nurture childhood wonder. From classic wooden toys to inventive crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug products inspire creativity and imagination in children throughout the world. The thoughtfully designed toys spark free play that’s full of joy and rich with learning. Since the company’s founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative products with a commitment to uncompromising quality, safety, service, and value. Because high-quality playthings should be accessible to all, Melissa & Doug strives to share its passion for play with kids everywhere.Countless Ways to Play We make toys and other products that offer #CountlessWaysToPlay. We believe the best playthings are often simple concepts that inspire children to come up with their own twists. With everything we create, we hope to encourage: • FREE PLAY • CREATIVITY • IMAGINATION • LEARNING • DISCOVERY read more
•Stackable design makes for easy,Walmartpact storage Walmartfy contoured back and wide armrests•Modern, lightweight architecture•S...uitable for indoor and outdoor useGender UnisexWeight Capacity 50lbs.Age 1 1/2 - 4 yearsStyle/ Theme N/A read more
This fascinating science project requires baking soda and vinegar (not included). Detailed instructions explaining the step-by-ste...p scientific process are included.This fascinating science project requires baking soda and vinegar (not included).... read more
Build a solid volcano and use it to perform a stunning volcanic eruption on your table top! Excavate to unearth beautiful crystals... which are formed after the volcano erupts. Collect these natural treasures! Experience the unlimited fun of geological... read more
Your little scientist will love learning about geology with this hands on 4M Volcano & Crystal Mining science kit. Great introduct...ion to geology What's Included Volcano mold Fine quality plaster mix Paint strip of six colors & paint brush Plaster block... read more
Your little scientist will love learning about geology with this hands on 4M Volcano & Crystal Mining science kit. Great introduct...ion to geology What's Included Volcano mold Fine quality plaster mix Paint strip of six colors & paint brush Plaster block with crystals & fool's gold pyrites buried inside Digging tool & brush Magnifier Display sets with cover & base card Pouch bag Instructions 4"H x 4"W x 4"D Age: 8 years & up Imported Model no. 4935 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more
Build a solid volcano and use it to perform a stunning volcanic eruption on your table top! Excavate to unearth beautiful crystals... which are formed after the volcanic eruptions long ago. Collect these natural treasures! Experience the unlimited fun of geological science! Kit includes volcano mold, fine quality plaster mix, paint strip of six colors, paint brush, stirrer, plaster block with crystals and fool's gold pyrites buried inside, a specially designed digging tool, brush, magnifier, display sets with cover and base card, pouch bag, a sheet of fun graphics for decoration and instructions. Recommended for ages 8 years and up. read more
Perform fun experiments and magnet games while learning the science principles involved! Each kit contains a super magnet set used... to create 10 fun experiments and games, including a magnet racer, a yacht compass, a magnetic sculpture and much more. Full instructions included.The Magnet Science Kit teaches young scientists about the effects of magnetism through a combination of fun science experiments and games.Kit contains materials to make interactive magnetic objectsConstruct Super Magnet Racer, a Yacht Compass, or a Mysterious Dangler.Fun and educationalRecommended for ages 8 years and up. read more
Explore the wobbly science of bubble making with the 4M Bubble Science Kit. The experiments in this kit include creating an unbrea...kable bubble, a giant bubble, a bubble film, and more. This kit includes a variety of bubble-making frames to experiment with different bubble sizes and shapes. Includes recipes to make your own high-quality bubble mixture. Detailed instructions for use and care are included. Recommended for ages 5 years and up. read more
Build a micro rocket that shoots up to 20 feet in the air, a glider that soars through the sky, and a racer that speeds along the ...ground. read more
Enjoy hours of fun and learning with the 4M Insectoid Robot Science Kit. Construct this easy-to-build Insectoid and discover the m...echanisms behind robotic movement. Impress friends and family with the completed robot that crawls, wriggles and walks.... read more
Perform fun experiments and magnet games while learning the science principles involved! Each kit contains a super magnet set used... to create 10 fun experiments and games, including a magnet racer, a yacht compass, a magnetic sculpture and much more.... read more
Teach children about the awesome power of volcanoes with the 4m volcano making kit. The volcano making kit is a handson science pr...oject that creates a simulated erupting volcano. This kit includes fast drying plaster volcano mold paint paint brush and... read more
Teach children about the awesome power of volcanoes with the 4m volcano making kit. The volcano making kit is a handson science pr...oject that creates a simulated erupting volcano. This kit includes fast drying plaster volcano mold paint paint brush and stir stick. Detailed instructions for use and care are included. read more
Teach children about the invisible power of magnetism with the 4M Magnet Science Kit. The Magnet Science Kit teaches young scienti...sts about the effects of magnetism through a combination of fun science experiments and games. The kit contains materials to make interactive magnetic objects like the Super Power Horseshoe Magnet and the Magnet Wand. Construct Super Magnet Racer, a Yacht Compass, or a Mysterious Dangler. Activities like the Fishing Game provide hours of fun and provide hands-on learning about the effects of magnetism. Recommended for ages 8 years and up. read more
Convert your kitchen into a science lab with the 4M Kitchen Science Kit. Perform six different science experiments using common ki...tchen ingredients. Generate electricity using a lemon, launch a rocket with vinegar, write invisible messages, and more. This kit is ideal for science enthusiasts of all ages. Complete instructions for each experiment are included with the kit. Recommended for ages 8 years and up. read more
Our 4M Weather Science Kit allows you to explore the water cycle and global warming, create clouds, experiment with acid rain and ...much more. Detailed instructions included. Award winning Green Science introduces kids to green concepts such as repurposing, upcycling and alternative energy. These exciting activities will help you understand how our weather works. You can experiment with static electricity which causes lightning, build a desktop water cycle model, and even make clouds in your palm. Watch air currents that produce wind and study the greenhouse effect and acid rain. This item is not intended for children under the age of 8. Challenge your child's imagination with 4M toys and kits. read more
4M Volcano & Crystal Mining Science Kit
Teach children about the value of recycling in a fun and creative way with 4M Eco Science Toys. This science kit recycles everyday... household waste to create a variety of cool toys. Make up to seven different toys, including a race car, a gravity-powered walking robot and a tornado inside a bottle. The kit contains all the necessary parts; just add common household items to complete the designs. A color booklet with detailed instructions and fun science facts is included. Recommended for ages 8 years and up. read more
Toysmith 4M Potato Clock is a digital clock with instructions that kids need to run their clock with the help of real potatoes (no...t included). They just need to put zinc and copper electrodes to make the clock work. No batteries? Be a scientist as you... read more
Create square bubbles, unbreakable bubbles, and much more with the 4M KidzLabs Bubble Science Kit. Through a series of experiments... and fun bubble tricks, kids can learn about the fascinating science of bubble geometry. A variety of bubble frames are... read more
The 4M Smart Robot Model Kit lets kids build a smart robot that changes direction when it encounters an obstacle. The robot moves ...as if it has a brain. read more
Your children will have fun while learning with this 4M Glow Human Skeleton Kit. It comes complete with magnets that light up in t...he dark. They will learn how it supports the body. This 4M science kit includes "magic" x-ray films that let you "see... read more