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.
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
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.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
Save the Children has a great reading program that not only gets your child excited about reading but also supports a great cause.
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.
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.
There's nothing better than getting brand new supplies at the start of the school year, and these Dr. Seuss themed items inspired by the beloved children's book author feature the famed, quirky cartoon designs that fans young and old love most. Check out our roundup of colorful pencils, pens, notebooks and more that make heading back to class this season super cool!
Help Save the Children celebrate the dedication of a deserving young leader working hard for change.
There's nothing more fun than family game night. Gathering around the living room table with your brood for a board game that's competitive and exciting is such a great way to spend time as a family. But after awhile, many of those classic games can get boring. Plus, kids these days need just a bit more excitement to captivate them. That's why these special-edition games are wonderful additions to your game closet. Your kids will be so more invested as they clamor to play as their favorite character or show off their movie knowledge. From classic video game characters to modern favorites, these 10 board games will bring the laughs and create some great memories in the process.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
Let Your Rockin' Self Unroll!From whacked-out wallets to wild wearables (and more!), go from sticky to stylin' with these super-hi...p duct tape projects. Updated with lots of new ideas and colorful tapes to inspire, you can add extra pizzazz to your room and wicked creativity to your life! read more
Dov'è finito Lupo? C'è qualcuno che lo cerca. Nel bosco non c'è...!!! Bisogna trovarlo in fretta, prima che faccia qualche brutto ...scherzo. read more
The first in a series with the makings of a modern classic, The Luck Uglies is an irresistible cross between Chris Colfer's Land o...f Stories series and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon, overflowing with adventure, secrets, friendship, and magic.Rye O'Chanter has seen a lot of strange things happen in Village Drowning: Children are chased through the streets. Families are fined for breaking laws that don't even exist. Girls aren't allowed to read anymore, and certain books—books that hold secrets about Drowning's past—have been outlawed altogether.Now a terrifying encounter has eleven-year-old Rye convinced that the monstrous, supposedly extinct Bog Noblins have returned. Before the monsters disappeared, there was only one way to defeat them—the Luck Uglies. But the Luck Uglies have long since been exiled, and there's nobody left who can protect the village.As Rye dives into Drowning's maze of secrets, rules, and lies, she begins to question everything she's been told about the village's legend of outlaws and beasts . . . and what she'll discover is that it may take a villain to save them from the monsters.This critically acclaimed debut middle grade novel was named an ALA Notable Book and a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing and won the Cybil Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction and a Sunshine State Young Readers Award. read more
An endearing tale of a tadpole family growing together through the cyclical nature that is life. Bringing a story of love and grat...itude towards those who raise us made special for the young and not so young reader. The Tadpole Family serves as a beautiful reminder to always believe in and love ourselves along the way. read more
It's Louis's birthday and Uncle McAllister has brought him a very special gift&150a tadpole all the way from Scotland! Louis can h...ardly wait for Alphonse to grow into a frog. But it soon becomes clear that Alphonse is not turning into any ordinary frog. First Alphonse outgrows his jar, then the sink, and then the bathtub! This new edition of The Mysterious Tadpole boasts reimagined story twists and entirely new illustrations. The lovable giant of a tadpole has grown into something even more wonderful! read more
Impressed by the proud caterpillar's boast that she will turn into a butterfly when she grows up, a polliwog determines to watch t...he caterpillar very carefully and turn into a butterfly too. read more
In this story based on the well-known rhyme, a cat and a cow want to jump over the moon, but it is so high and the little dog cann...ot stop laughing at them. read more
Since Marcus lives in the country a few miles out of town, he does not associate much with fellow students. For only one year, he ...and his family have lived on the acreage, and being new to the area has made Marcus more shy and reserved. He has no siblings, so he is accustomed to doing things on his own. Like a caterpillar that goes through stages of transformation to become a beautiful butterfly, Marcus must do the same to come out of his shell of insecurity and reach out to friends. He comes to love nature, and by observing his environment, he learns about the butterfly life cycle. Without being aware of it, the experience of sharing his interest with classmates leads to his own change and growth. read more
Follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar on a journey through nature in this book packed with sticker scenes, puzzles, colouring-in and ...games. Discover wonderful weather, glorious greenery, colourful creatures and lots more - all without leaving the pages of this book! Big stickers make this the perfect first activity book for little nature explorers everywhere. read more
Jacob the Caterpillar wins you over in this fun, exciting rhyming, counting, picture book that will make you want to get up and hu...la hoop! In this motivational story you will share the day with young Jacob while he struggles with a roller coaster of emotions all because he steps out of his comfort zone to learn how to Hula Hoop! He finds out that he does not have to follow the crowd to fit in. With some kind words of advice from one of his elders, a passing butterfly, Jacob discovers the power of intention, practice makes perfect and never give up on your dreams. The day dreaming young caterpillar wins over the admiration of his friends. Children learn their numbers with fun rhymes as they count to twenty while discovering some of life's greatest lessons. At the end of the inspirational story adults are encouraged to teach kids to count higher and that hooping is fun exercise while Jacob keeps swishing that hoop until the sun goes down. read more
Johny And The Extraordinary Caterpillar is the tale of a shy, lonely cottontail bunny named Johny who wanted a friend. One day he ...meets Oscar, the extraordinary caterpillar. Oscar launches Johny on a journey to make new friends, and Oscar surprises them all in an extraordinary ending. read more
Arnie is fascinated by nature. He learns how his backyard friends, the crawling little caterpillars, grow and change into beautifu...l flying butterflies through metamorphosis! read more
Journey with Callie, as he invents things caterpillars never dreamed of. Meeting Billie Butterfly forces Callie to make a difficul...t decision. Will he leave behind something he loves, to achieve something even greater? read more
These are short stories of my time growing up in rural Mississippi in the late fifties. It is a story of three young boys; two bla...ck and one white and their coming of age. It was a time that shaped me and my beliefs for the rest of my life. read more
In lively and easy-to-understand prose, The Caterpillar and the Black Cherry Tree tells the story of the life cycle of a female pa...inted lady butterfly in her natural habitat. The setting, no particular meadow, is integrated into the story. The purpose of the story is twofold: to enhance what the early reader may already know about the process of metamorphosis of the butterfly, and to encourage a lifelong appreciation for the rich and interdependent relationship between plant life and caterpillar, and that splendid insect called the butterfly. read more
Eric Carle is one of the most celebrated children's book authors and illustrators of all time, with over 103 million copies of his... books sold worldwide. Inspired by the classic book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar playtime is a fun time with these wooden toys. Great for imaginative play, hand-eye coordination and learning cause and effect read more
"Eric Carle's bright colors and familiar illustrations are a delightful introduction to each letter of the alphabet." - Seira Wils...on, Amazon EditorA bright and beautiful alphabet book featuring Eric Carle's wonderful creatures.Explore the amazing animal alphabet with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book. Featuring Eric Carle's bright, distinctive artwork, each letter introduces beloved animals, big and small. read more
When a lonely caterpillar asks to be friends with a ladybug, he is upset when she answers that he is too ugly to be her friend. So...on after that he turns into a gorgeous butterfly and Ladybug, not realizing it is the same insect, wants to be his friend. Ladybug is surprised and ashamed when she realizes her actions. She apologizes and they are both happy to be friends. The lesson here is that choosing a friend based on his appearance is not the right way to finding true friendship. Beauty also comes from within: kindness and goodwill are not visible on the outside, but the beauty of the heart is what really counts. read more
And If Not: The Story of Saul the Caterpillar is a story about a caterpillar named Saul, who has not yet received his wings. When ...his prayers go unanswered, he struggles to believe that God is still good. It appears his circumstances are worse than everyone elses. In a desperate attempt to find answers, he visits an old, wise butterfly in a rotting cinnamon tree who has a special story of his own. read more
Katarina is a caterpillar that just can't decide what she should be. She visits a zoo to check with some of her friends there and ...to discover differences in the animals there. She finally realizes what she will become. This book is beautifully illustrated and can help the young child to learn primary and secondary colors and shapes as well as recognize the animals in the zoo. The book also is intended to teach lessons about becoming what we are meant to be, friendship, helping each other and acceptance. read more
A charming story about a cranky caterpillar and Ezra, the little girl who finally manages to cheer him up One day Ezra hears a glo...omy blue tune coming from the piano. To her surprise, it's a caterpillar making the sound: a cranky caterpillar. Ezra tries to cheer him up with some fresh air, cakes, and new hats, but nothing seems to work… What can Ezra do to help the cranky caterpillar change his tune? Richard Graham is a new illustrator with a highly distinctive and original style. The origins of The Cranky Caterpillar lie in his own artistic sculptural creations: a caterpillar created from the hammers inside an old piano, a band of musical characters, all sculpted from instruments and materials found in his studio. Graham has also been inspired by Wassily Kandinsky's color synesthesia, whereby we are shown the magical colors of music, in this splendidly illustrated book. Children will identify with the struggle the caterpillar goes through, in trying to articulate his emotions, and will delight in the inventive band of friends that succeed in cheering him up. Illustrated in color throughout read more
Monica Campbell from Chadbourn North Carolina and now I live in Durham North Carolina for 28 years. I am the proud owner of Campbe...ll's Christian Academy preschool owned and operated for 21 years and counting. I was inspired to write about Catie the Caterpillar because her struggle to come out the cocoon to become this beautiful monarch butterfly relates to my life God reminded me that I was in an incubator fighting for my life also my mother said the doctor's was not expecting me to live over night but with the miracle from God I fought to live and become the woman after His own heart. I also was inspired because of the children taught over the years and help shaped their lives in preparation for the next stage in life Kindergarten encouraging each child just like Catie went through the metamorphosis stage in the struggle to come out to be a butterfly they can go through their stages and become what God want them to be in Him and any professional they desire. To God all the Glory and honor is given in Jesus name Amen. read more
Follow Harriet the Caterpillar and her friends, as they play, laugh, grow, and discover the meaning of true friendship.
Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies.... But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar. Alone, and thinking that no one could ever love her because of how she looks, Piujuq does not return to her camp. Instead, she lives a lonely life on the tundra as a caterpillar. Until one day, when another stranger appears . . . Based on a traditional Inuit story, this tale of inner beauty, kindness, and magic is a perfect addition to any young reader's bookshelf. read more
This book is one of three books about a curious African American little boy named Cameron who had a dream about butterflies and wa...nted to know how they were made. In his quest he meets a scientist who has a well-kept secret. Children under age 12 will enjoy reading this book because it teaches them how to take care of others and learn new things. read more