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.
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
Mastering the art of diapering requires proper instruction, and the right diaper changing accessories. Managing the mess can be downright icky at times, but having the correct sized diaper as well as baby wipes that suit your baby's skin needs, makes all the difference. Be prepared for any and all potential diapering dilemmas—there are sure to be a few—by learning more about your diapering options.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Spring break gets the wheels turning for creative ways to improve the backyard before summer. How can we maximize our time outside this year? Houzz has 10 ideas for turning your yard into the neighborhood hangout.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
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!
Shy eleven-year-old Beetle Beane is sent to spend a week in Maine. She, reluctantly finds herself under the care of Murtha Bellwet...her, a mysterious hunting guide and owner of an old, ramshackle inn. There Beetle discovers something she shouldn't have and is determined to find the truth behind Murtha's secret. Beetle must use all of her wits and strength as she travels a challenging path to find the answers she seeks. read more
Excerpt from The Lady of the Manor, Being a Series of Conversations on the Subject of Confirmation, Vol. 5: Intended for the Use o...f the Middle and Higher Ranks of Young FemalesAS the commandments have already engaged our attention for a considerable time, said the lady of the manor to her young people, on the evening chosen for the consideration of the tenth commandment, I hope to close the subject this day with a narrative which I happen to have by me relative to the matter in hand. And, as most of What may be said on this subject is introduced in different parts of this story, I think it the less needful to make any remarks of my own on the question.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
LA PRINCESA PERDIDA CUENTOS PARA NIÑOS DEL REBE NAJMÁN Los Cuentos Para Niños del Rebe Najmán es un proyecto que recopila las hist...orias memorables del Rebe poniéndolas al alcance de los niños. Con ilustraciones vivaces y atractivas, cada cuento, ya sea una pequeña parábola o una historia más larga, revela con un estilo simple el sentido del mensaje que el Rebe Najmán buscó transmitir. Estamos seguros de que todos los libros de esta serie deleitarán a nuestros lectores cautivando a los niños y a los jóvenes de corazón. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Little Critter and his grandfather have fun on a trip to the department store.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Little Critter goes to the dentist for a checkup, and finds that going to the dentist isn't... so bad. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When school is cancelled after a heavy snowfall, Little Critter wants to build a snowman, b...ut first he has to help his little sister and his father, and then his friends want him to join them in the winter fun they prefer. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Little sister seems to want just about everything she sees when she goes out shopping with ...mom. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A boy cleans up his messy room to try to find his baseball mitt.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A duo of favorite Little Critter stories finds Little Critter enjoying a day in the city wi...th his mom on one side and sharing a first camping trip with his dad on the flip side. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Little Critter helps his Dad all day long, things don't go as planned.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Dad is locked in the basement, Little Critter knows just what to do. He picks up the p...hone to dial three numbers. The firemen arrive in just a few minutes to rescue Dad, but they can't stay long. They have another job to do. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Little Critter's sister dreams about all the wonderful things she's going to do when she gr...ows up. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Louisa May Alcott's classic story about young boys growing up in 19th-century New England.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When all of her friends decide to form a team for the Santa Vista Quiz Bowl, Amy isn't so s...ure it's a good idea. She knows she can answer the quiz questions but can she do it in front of hundreds of people? Meanwhile, the Critter Club is caring for a few chickens that need a home. And as the day of the Quiz Bowl gets closer, Amy starts to feel a little bit chicken herself! Will she get over her stage fright and help her team win? read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A simple retelling of the adventures of the four March sisters living in New England during... the time of the Civil War. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Searching for fun in his snowy polar world, Little Penguin dances with the gooney birds, ca...vorts at the Walrus Polar Club and narrowly escapes being eaten by a whale. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Little Critter imagines all the things to be done when one is bigger.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Animalia is a vast puzzle, built with entrancing pictures that unfold into layers and layer...s of objects--all matched to each page's corresponding letter. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Tony likes to help his father at their small family restaurant, but everything changes when... Little Nino's Pizzeria becomes a fancier place. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William S...teig's C D B!, book cre8ors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is perfect 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Bismark the Buffalo is grumpy and unlovable until his friends teach him how to laugh and sh...ow him that wearing colorful underwear can be great fun. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating head...mistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An ecological mystery, made up of endangered miniature owls, the Mother Paula's All-America...n Pancake House scheduled to be built over their burrows, and the owls' unlikely allies--three middle school kids determined to beat the system. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Although Stargirl is shunned by many at school for her unique presence, Leo Borlock, a fell...ow classmate, finds her inspiring and soon finds himself head-over-heels in love. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward se...quence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes Goldilocks, Jack and the beanstalk, Jack and Jill, the frog prince, Cinderella, and the gingerbread man. read more