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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
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.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
So you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
What's the best part of bedtime? Stories with Mama! Before cuddling, Llama Llama must splish and splash in the tub, then put his r...ed pajamas on.Dewdney's catchy rhymes, effortless rhythm, and adorable artwork can now be enjoyed by even younger audiences. Toddlers will love this perfect read-aloud. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An original chapter-book series starring Goldie Blox and her friends, the Gearheads! When G...oldie Blox accidentally lets down her best friend, Ruby, she's determined to make it up to her by throwing her BFF the best birthday celebration ever. But will Goldie be able to pull off her wildly complicated party--or will it all end in disaster? read more
This is the story of a little girl who becomes a beautiful and wise princess. Along her way she meets the 7 Great Planets of the S...ky as they guide her on her journey. Each planet grants our little girl a wish and a symbol to use on the day they rule as well as a magical phrase for the Little Princess to always remember. read more
This colorful and stimulating volume will enthrall readers with its incredible presentations of complex algae, fungi, and plant li...fe. Students will learn that there's more to flowers than beauty, some plants are dangerous to other plant life around them, and algae can reproduce in different ways depending on the species and environmental conditions. Readers will discover that some cultures have been using healing herbs for centuries, some fungi are pathogens, and algae is found in many food products, medicines, cosmetics, and even tools. With thorough explorations of various ecosystems and detailed diagrams of various industries, students will embrace and understand the integral roles that plants, algae, and fungi play in the survival and prosperity of our world. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. It's Halloween in LEGO(R) City! This 8x8 includes stickers! The fun never stops in LEGO(R) ...City--especially not at the fire station's Halloween Party! But when a fire threatens an abandoned home, will it be the ghosts and ghouls who help the fire department to save the day? read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. One sunny day in LEGO City, it's up to the police to chase down a thief in the park--but ho...w will they find a crook who is a master of disguise? read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When the LEGO(R) City Swamp Police hold a contest, they expect to have a fun day--one witho...ut trouble. Too bad no one told the crooks! Now, three thieves have stolen the prize money and are trying to flee. Who will win the contest, and will the crooks get away with their crime? read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. LEGO Ninjago continues to be a blockbuster! The action continues with all your favorite nin...ja in this easy-to-read story. Based on the high-rated Cartoon Network TV show! read more
The action continues with all your favorite ninja! Chapter book #11 is an all-new story based on the Cartoon Network special DAY O...F THE DEPARTED, in which the ninja must face all their classic foes for one final battle. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. All aboard! Time to take a wild ride on the Lego Express train! When a famous actress loses... her award statue on the Lego Express, it is up to Mr. Clue to solve this action-packed and hilarious mystery-adventure! read more
An action-packed and funny adventure in the swamp with the LEGO(R) City Police! When the LEGO(R) City Swamp Police hold a contest,... they expect to have a fun day--one without trouble. Too bad no one told the crooks! Now, three thieves have stolen the prize money and are trying to flee. Who will win the contest, and will the crooks get away with their crime? 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. Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown of...f the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish. Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Trying to cruise through school doing as little work as possible, an unmotivated boy gets h...is comeuppance when a community service project escalates into an all-out battle with an extracurricular activity-obsessed, mean-spirited girl. read more
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. For fans of Rick Yancey and Marie Lu, Undertow is book one in this much-anticipated, genre-...breaking, breath-catching new trilogy for teensfrom New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley in which a 16-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors march out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A violent event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman y...ear in high school. Unable to discuss her trauma with anyone, Melinda sinks further into depression and becomes selectively mute. 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
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. There's never a dull moment in LEGO(R) City! In this new LEGO(R) CITY 8x8, three crooks hav...e escaped from Prison Island. Can the cops catch them before they get to shore? Find out in this funny, action-packed adventure featuring original illustrations! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. People are hard at work in LEGO(R) City until a scientist's experiment accidentally makes e...veryone crazy in love! The construction workers fall in love with their wrecking balls, dogs fall in love with cats, and a cop falls in love with a crook! Can the scientist fix everything before Valentine's Day is totally wrecked? read more
When two LEGO(R) City scientists are in the jungle with their research crew, the search for a rare spider takes them on a wild adv...enture! Snakes, leopards, and jewels, oh my! Will they find the spider-or their way back to camp? 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. A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisone...d in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A proud but decrepit lion learns a lesson about friendship from the vultures he despises.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Living in a town where fairy tales are real and a monster is rumored to be hiding, young Tw...ig witnesses astounding changes in her efforts to break a witch's curse on her family. A first middle-grade novel by the award-winning author of Here on Earth. read more