Trillions and trillions of microbial cells live on and inside your body. A small number of these microbes are unhealthy germs. But most belong on your body and perform essential jobs. Microbes help digest your food, protect you from dangerous germs, and help your body fight disease. Using techniques such as DNA sequencing, scientists are uncovering the many secrets of the human microbiome. Scientists are learning how the foods we eat and the medicines we take, such secrets of the human microbiome. Scientists are learning how the foods we eat and the medicines we take, such as microbe-killing antibiotics, can affect the bugs in our bodies. They are learning more and more about this system that keeps us healthy and how we can protect it in return.… read more
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.
These trendy plus-size maternity clothes will keep you both comfy and stylish throughout your pregnancy.
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.
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.
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.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for kids, have we got a gift for you! From dinosaurs to reindeers to the beloved Grinch, we've rounded up the weirdest, funniest holiday sweaters for babies, toddlers and big kids. Shop some of our favorite ugly finds for your little cutie below.
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.
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.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
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.
"Grandma, how big your teeth are!" This sturdy board book contains an abridged version of the classic fairy tale and is great for ...sharing with the very youngest of children. Enjoy Tony Ross' bright illustratiions as you follow the adventures of the Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf! Includes a QR link to free audio reading of the story. read more
Hummingbirds are fascinating little creatures that have captured the imagination of people for thousands of years. Since they are ...only found in the Americas, the myths and legends about this tiny bird originated from the peoples of North and South America. These native cultures wrote stories to offer explanations for the behavior and physical characteristics of this graceful species: Why does the hummingbird drink nectar? What accounts for its amazing flying abilities? Why is the hummingbird attracted to the color red?Jeannette Larson and Adrienne Yorinks have compiled facts and folklore about these intriguing fliers that will answer these questions and many more. Readers will also get a glimpse into the different cultures that have been transfixed for centuries by this bird, as well as learn many interesting scientific facts discovered by modern-day ornithologists. Adrienne’s bold and unique mixed-media quilts illustrate the hummingbird in nature and the mystery of these birds in ancient folklore.Substantial back matter includes an index, a glossary of terms, suggested further reading and websites, a bibliography, sources, resources, and a list of hummingbird sanctuaries. read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
Your little one will love to learn about numbers and counting with this bright board book. There are interesting photographs to lo...ok at and talk about, and labels to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold. read more
Keeping Secrets is the first book by this 12 year-old author. It is a story about self-awareness filled with action, adventure, an...d friendship. read more
Enjoy an exciting adventure highlighting animals doing wacky things, fun facts, and rhymes that are sure to make the family laugh!... Featuring a unique set of custom, fun, illustrations, “Did You See That…” offers families the option of entertainment, education, and fun in every read. Animals are in alphabetical order and each letter is emphasized so children can learn their ABC’s as they are reading. Enjoy this graphical adventure in a #58 page book with lots of re-read potential. Recommended for Children 2-9 years of age. read more
When Penelope sees the poster announcing the upcoming school talent show, she can't wait to plan a spectacular act with her best f...riend, Tiny. Penelope has big ideas: Should they dance the ballet or the hula? Should they perform a scene from a play or be trapeze artists? "Oh, yes, yes!" But "Oh, no, no!" Tiny would rather just sing in the chorus. Finally, by supporting each other, the friends find the perfect way to be part of the show--and bring down the house. read more
It comes to you in New and Fresh state Created by a mom, : The Healthy Eating Game is the award-winning nutrition game that makes ...healthy eating fun! Kids earn points for eating a balanced and colorful plate of veggies, fruits, proteins and grains. Bonus points for trying new foods and good manners! Getting kids to eat healthy has never been so easy and rewarding. By playing this game, your kids will learn to choose nutritious foods for themselves. Named one of Dr. Toy's Best 100 Children's Products of 2011 and winner of the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award. Now go ™! What you see is what you will get read more
Betty and Sam, nine-year-old friends, are given a project by their grumpy teacher, Miss Broadchalk: WHAT MAKES US HUMAN BEINGS? Th...ey begin to grapple with the challenge by observing nature all around them and conclude that animals do everything better than we humans. Downhearted, they seek help from Betty’s uncle, Professor Humphrey Tanglewire, a retired inventor. His enthusiasm cheers them up, and he gives them the key word – “HANDS” – and 12 questions to answer. Betty and Sam then enter upon a journey of exploration of the structure and function of the human hand as compared with animal limbs, and the connection between the large human brain and the many activities of the human hand – hands at work, hands that create, hands that “talk,” hands that “see,” hands that make music, hands in sports, hands that love, and finally how each human hand is different and how each one of us can be identified by his or her fingerprints. All in all, the children decide that “YOUR HANDS ARE YOU!” Grumpy “Chalky” becomes a joyous, smiling teacher after she goes over Betty and Sam’s project folder. She gives them top marks. For the rest of the morning, all classes are cancelled, to the delight of the whole class, in order to make time for Betty and Sam to present their work. The children become the heroes of the day. read more
A collection of more than 800 wild and wacky jokes guaranteed to make kids giggle, guffaw, and groan!One-liners, riddles, puns, an...d loads of knock-knock jokes—this book has them all! Kids will be giggling, chuckling, chortling, and guffawing with this collection of over 800 jokes that covers kid-friendly topics, including dinosaurs, monsters, history, and wacky jokes that will make them (and you) laugh out loud. They’ll get a kick out of zingers such as: Q: Why did T. rex cross the road?A: To eat the chickens on the other side. Knock-knock! Who’s there? Beets. Beets who? Beets me, I can’t even remember my name. Q: Why did the elephant quit the circus?A: He was tired of working for peanuts. And many more! read more
Lucy knows how to do everything. She knows how to eat with a spoon and fork, play the xylophone, paint elephants – and lots more b...esides! All her friends ask her for help if they need to know the right way to do something. When Toshi arrives, Lucy thinks he can’t do anything properly at all. He eats differently, plays strange music, and he definitely can’t paint elephants. She can barely hide her frustration. And when she finally tries to teach Toshi the right way to do things, she learns a very important lesson herself. A simple, funny tale about understanding, respecting and enjoying our differences. read more
Jumping Jack Monroe is a cricket, and like all crickets, he loves to hop, chirp, dance, and sing. There's only one problem: Jack h...as never heard real music. Come join Jack as he embarks on a quest to find his sound and his place in the world. read more
Learn about the inner workings of the human body by performing experiments with your five senses. Relate your experiments back to ...the human body systems (organs, skeletal, muscular, and circulatory) with clear and accurate anantomical illustrations. Includes a 48-page, full-color, illustrated instruction guide. read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
Learn about the inner workings of the human body by performing experiments with your five senses. Relate your experiments back to ...the human body systems (organs, skeletal, muscular, and circulatory) with clear and accurate anantomical illustrations.... read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know... it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface.We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
These whimsically decorated foil stickers feature a reflective design that pops polka dots when you move from side to side. Flower...s and swirls accent the cheerful message: Smile! God loves you a bunch! Six large 1?" x 1?" flowers and sentiment, plus four smaller sayings and two accent stickers. Six sheets, 12 stickers per sheet; 72 stickers per package. read more
God Loves You stickers are embellished with Pennsylvania Dutch flowers and hearts in pinks and pastels. Encourage your kids at hom...e or church―or use them for decorating spring tables, placecards, notes, and more. Each sheet has six large stickers 1" x 1¾" with fluted edges, plus three small accent hearts. Six sheets, 9 stickers per sheet; 54 stickers per package. read more
Foods That Grow, Make You Glow is a story about a little boy named Oliver that learns the benefits of healthy eating while spendin...g the weekend with a friend. read more
These heart stickers help kids remember two important Bible truths: Jesus loves you, and Jesus loves me. Wear and share them on ca...rds, envelopes, and clothing, or use for Valentine?s Day crafts with a meaningful message. There are five large hearts approx. 1?"?1?" x 1?"?1?", plus 12 smaller hearts. Six sheets, 17 stickers per sheet; 102 stickers per package. read more
Black Inventions: You Can’t Touch That: is a sample of major inventions by African Americans. It is a very small sample of the con...tributions of people of color. Some, African American youth, if not exposed to their history, find it hard to believe that they are gifted and have God- given talents. This is due, solely, to socialization. This book is expected to improve self-esteem and motivate youth to use their God-given gifts. Koppelman, Kent ( 2014) states, “Race is not a scientific concept but a social reality dictated by the color of one’s skin, even though skin color as a basis for human categorization is absurd. African Americans are identified as black, yet the skin color for many African Americans is more accurately described a brown. Contrary to the racist term “redskin” the skin color for Native Americans is not red. Yellow is an inaccurate description of skin color of those of Asian heritage. ……….The concept of race is both easy and difficult to discuss. Most Americans believe they know the meaning of the term, yet we have no specific set of racial categories acceptable to the scientific community.”Koppelman, K. L. (2014). Understanding Human Differences Multicultural Education for a Diverse America. New York, NY: Pearson read more
Full-range remote control with 2 bandsHexbug is the 2011 TOTY Specialty Toy of the Year WinnerAssorted colorsThe robotic creature ...that you controlDual band control means 2 separate Spiders can be controlled at the same time read more
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the s...ame format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher. read more
A small group of young people are turned into animals and must not only save the world, but figure out how to return to being huma...n read more
A small group of young people are turned into animals and must not only save the world, but figure out how to return to being huma...n read more