Purchase Toys That Let Children ‘Play’ Like Grown-Ups

Purchase Toys That Let Children ‘Play’ Like Grown-Ups

Two years ago, it was Hatchimals. Decades before that, it was Tickle-Me Elmo. Remember Tamagotchi digital pets? Cabbage Patch Kids and the ever-popular Baby Alive? All of these toys-turned-crazes have something in common: They allow kids to practice nurturing. Even before kids can walk or talk, they are developing empathy, early childhood specialist Ayuko Uezu…
The Ultimate Remedy to Monsters Under the Bed: Farts

The Ultimate Remedy to Monsters Under the Bed: Farts

For as long as kids have been scared of the monster hiding under the bed or deviously waiting in the closet for nighttime, parents have been trying to banish it. You may have first tried to reason with them. “There is no such thing as monsters, honey” is about as effective as saying, “Oh well,…
Our 2018 Guide to Enduring Young Children

Our 2018 Guide to Enduring Young Children

Parenting through the toddler years can sometimes feel less like a rewarding experience and more like waking up and going into battle every day. We’ve written a lot about toddlers this year, and as we wrap up 2018, it feels like a good time to revisit and collect all our favorite toddler posts into one…
Finest Educational Toys & & Games for Infants and Toddlers

Finest Educational Toys & & Games for Infants and Toddlers

By Rachael Rettner and Brandon Specktor, Live Science | October 30, 2018 12:31pm ET Credit: Learning Resources Fine Motor Skill-Building Hedgehog Help your toddler exercise his or her fine motor skills with Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog by Learning Resources. The toy comes with 12 peg-shaped "quills" that are easy for little hands to hold…
Captivate Your Young Child With These Daily Family Products

Captivate Your Young Child With These Daily Family Products

Photo: Daniela Jovanovska-Hristovska (Getty Images) Here’s a secret: Kids’ favorite toys cannot be found on any store shelf. Instead, just about everything you need to stimulate, captivate and exhaust your young offspring is probably already in your possession, hiding in your linen closet, kitchen cabinet or garage. Once you start digging around your home (as…
Make a Child Tub in Your Shower With an Inflatable Swimming Pool

Make a Child Tub in Your Shower With an Inflatable Swimming...

Photo: Amazon The bath is a place of solace for babies, where they can make bubble-bath beards and write cryptic messages out of foam letters. If your place doesn’t have a tub, they can still experience the magic—you just have to get creative. Check out this mom’s solution. She simply places a small inflatable pool…
Ways to Childproof Your Home for Your 2nd Kid

Ways to Childproof Your Home for Your 2nd Kid

Photo: Taira Kurihara (Getty Images) When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband went through the childproofing checklists, making sure our home wouldn’t be a danger zone for a tot who believes the entire world is just waiting to be touched, climbed and licked. We crawled on the floor in a quest for potential…
Usage This Technique for Teaching Your Kid Colors

Usage This Technique for Teaching Your Kid Colors

Photo: Getty Images When my daughter was very young, we would read the toddler classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? In the story, the title character spots a red bird, a yellow duck, a blue horse, a green frog, a purple cat, a white dog, a black sheep and a goldfish. It’s…
Assist Your Young Child Through a Difficult Shift With a Goodbye Event

Assist Your Young Child Through a Difficult Shift With a Goodbye...

Adieu to you and you and you.Photo: 20th Century Fox When it’s time for your toddler to let go of something big, the struggle is real. These tiny tyrants are routine fiends, and giving up longtime objects of comfort (or any old thing picked up in the sandbox, for that matter) often doesn’t go down…
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