At some point in a persons life they may feel like they want to give up… or dare I say “quit”. This children’s book The Day the Crayons Quit is a good read for children’s of all ages. It uses witty metaphors that parents will even get a laugh out of. Whether you’re a teacher, parents, babysitter, or just surrounded by children all the time… this may be a good choice for you to pick up to keep those children entertained with something besides electronics.
(Price: Prices vary on format delivery)
It is officially spring! Which only means it is time to add to your baby’s wardrobe! We found Sweet William in Silverlake, Los Angeles and thought it was such a darling store. You can tell they carefully select their collection from independent designers. All of their pieces are made of organic materials, so you know it is safe and comfortable for your little one. It is the perfect place to find your child’s spring and summer essentials. We love all the new springtime items we found! Here are some of our favorites: Baby Crossback Romper, Melon Pullover, Short Jumpsuit, and of course the Bunny Rattle! Sweet William has an online store too, so you can check out their shop and purchase right from your home!
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Exercise your child’s creativity, fine-motor skills, and resiliency with TOTO. TOTO the Toy Totem, by Rock and Pebbles, stacking toy/puzzle/sculpture is made right here in the United States. Each piece is made with solid maple wood with hand-painted face designs. The 3 vertical, 3 horizontal ovoids, 1 base, and 4 dowels can be stacked in a variety of ways to make adorable different looks. Your child will learn a sense of delicate visual balance.
We have all heard a horror story about a baby who stopped breathing during the night. It’s hard, as a parent, not to worry about the ‘what ifs’. With Owlet Baby Care, you can sleep soundly through the night knowing that someone is keeping an eye on your baby. Owlet is a smart sock that alerts you if your baby stops breathing. It uses the same technology hospitals use, so you can be confident that it is safe and accurate. This wireless smart sock fits snug on your baby’s foot and monitors their oxygen level and their heart rate. If anything abnormal happens you will get an alert to you smart phone and the base station. Rest assured that your baby is safe with the Owlet.
Everyone has their own opinions and ways of raising their own children. But it doesn’t hurt to get some expert advice and hear what research tells us. Neuropsychiatrist, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and parent expert, Tina Payne Bryson, PH.D., help parents understand their children’s behavior by explaining how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The Whole Brain Child explains that in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain, explaining the meltdowns and aggravations your child is having. By understanding how your child’s brain is constructed, you can foster growth in an age-appropriate and positive manner. Daniel and Tina, give parents deep insight into caring for children, describing their needs, and how to discipline them in ways that foster optimal development in their second book No-Drama Discipline. This book will create connections in your child’s brains to build emotional and social skills that will serve them now and throughout their entire life. These two books are well worth your time. Get to know you child in a deeper way with The Whole Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.
The internet is full of information that can accessed with a click of a mouse, but some of that information isn’t always suitable for the little one’s in your family. Torch is a simple WiFi router that gives parents a peace of mind when your kid is browsing the internet! With its custom settings on when your children can browse or what sites they are allowed to visit, Torch helps keep an eye out to what sites your kids browse with activity tracking to monitor where their time is spent. Torch isn’t out just yet but you can see what they are up to on their kickstarter campaign! If you like what you see feel free to support the cause and pick up a unit! Have a peace of mind while your children browse the world wide web.
Let’s face it… Kids grow up too fast. You could’ve sworn that you’re child was just running around in diapers last year and now he or she is graduating high school. As parents, sometimes we don’t have all the time in the world to capture and log every moment by lugging around our cameras or writing down details on a pen and pad. Better yet… Although scrap-booking is always a cute idea, who actually sits down and spends the time cutting and pasting into a photo book? Good thing there’s an App for all those things that we just mentioned and it’s a good one. It’s called Tinybeans. As Forbes Magazine said, “Tiny beans is a platform for parents to celebrate and share the small and beautiful details of raising their family”. With Tinybeans you can records photo’s, video’s, and notes. Keep track of developmental milestones and achievements, while sharing your kids journals and photo’s in a safe and PRIVATE social network. Give this App a try. It won’t break the bank since it’s free!
(Price: Free! at the Apple App Store)
A throwback to these two wonderful classics are a must have for all kids! Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? and The Very Hungry Caterpillar are two of the most notable children’s books released by the talented Eric Carle. The bold illustrations will capture your little ones imagination just as much as flinging a bird across a screen will. The recommended ages for these books are 1-3, but we’ve seen that adults tend to like them just as much as kids do 🙂
(Price: $5.99 and up depending on the book and version)
Whether you’re a working parent having a late night at the office or traveling with your significant other on your dream getaway to Greece, the Caribu Storytime App is the perfect tool to stay connected with your little one for those storytime nights! This app really does help make an ordinary video call more meaningful for the entire family with its interactive capabilities and collection of books ready to be downloaded. It’s features include drawing and educational activity books, a magnifying glass to read texts, and a finger pointer that helps both ends of the call read and follow at the same time! Now…Of course we know that it’s always better to be in the presence with the one you love, but with Caribu and their storytime app, they try to help parents and family never miss a moment.
P.S. The best part…It’s free!
Compatible with iPhones and iPads.
Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. Yesterday was a big day in the children’s book world, What Pet Should I Get?, written by Dr. Seuss himself, hit the shelf! Although this book is new, it was said to have been written between the late 1950s and early 1960s. This book, full of rhymes of course, is centered around a brother and sister visiting a pet store and the struggle of choosing a pet. This tale features the same brother and sister pair from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Your child is sure to love this new treasure!
“Is it 7:00 yet?!” How many times do parents hear their bedroom door creak open at wee hours in the morning, followed by little foot steps? We understand sleep is a luxury, our kiddos on the other hand have not quite grasped it yet. It may not be time for your little one to learn to tell time yet, but they can always learn the right time to get out of bed. Ok to Wake, by Patch Products, will let your child know when it is okay to get out of bed and enter their parents room. This alarm clock glows a soft yellow at night and turns green in the morning at whatever time set by the parents, telling your child it is “ok to wake”. This is a easy visual for kids. Your child can take pride in waiting for the green light before coming to visit in the morning. There is also a “Nap Timer”, allowing parents to put kids down for a nap with the same effect. Clock comes with a pink flower and green bug face, making it fun for children to change out. Enjoy your sleep in the morning!
Everyone needs a little brain teaser once in a while, especially your kids. This brain teaser and construction toy, by Areaware, was inspired by the doodles of artist-cartoonist-filmmaker-musician Richard McGuire. The unique puzzle is made out of fiberboard with specific geometric patterns that look like funny heads. Your kids can either build with the funny heads or work their brain to find the appropriate puzzle head and apply it to the corresponding place on the board. This game is fun for the whole family, it can act as a stress reliever for all the adults who play! Puzzlehead comes in two different sizes; get one for the house, and one for road trips!