Choosing the right book for a beginning reader can be a challenge. The story can't be so difficult that your budding bookworm gets discouraged, but it also shouldn't be so simple that your child can memorize the pages. Plus, the story has to be entertaining enough to maintain your little one's interest. Here, Circle of Moms members suggest 10 books that fit the bill — stories that will capture your child's curiosity and lay the foundation for an eternal love of reading.
Choosing the right book for your little one's bedtime routine can be tricky. It needs to help wind down the day instead of making your child hyper, but still be a kid-favorite. Meanwhile, you don't want to be stuck with a book you'll be tired of after a few readings. To help you decide which stories to add to your shelves, we've compiled a list of moms' top seven bedtime books for little ones, ranging from affirmations of love to all-time classics. Happy reading!
If you're hoping to stock up on books for your kids' Spring break, then why not stick to a sweet seasonal theme? With stories about flowers, rainbows, puddles, and more, these Spring-themed children's books are the perfect reads to tote on your family trip. Take a look at these charming books to get your little ones in the Spring spirit!
With warmer days ahead, freshening up for Spring is on the minds of many moms. An easy way to lighten up your kids' rooms? Ditch their heavy Fall and Winter bedding for cheerful, bright Spring linens. From cribs to big-kid beds, some of the best seasonal linens for sunny days and warm nights are right here.
Aside from a first birthday, commemorating a baby's first Christmas is maybe one of the most meaningful times of the year. That's why it's important to find just the right ornament to commemorate it. We searched Etsy for handmade ones and picked 10 of our favorites that you'll want to hang on the tree for years to come!
For any budding fashionista and her mama, it's never too early to start planning a warm weather wardrobe . . . with a vacation to match. We Are Handsome, an Australian clothing company known for its artful prints, is taking the bold, graphic swimsuits and making them mini. Beloved by celebrities like Jessica Biel, Tyra Banks, and Katy Perry, the label has turned its most iconic designs into little onesies for the stylish swimmer. Take your pick from the fierce to the flowery: this limited edition is available for preorder now, set to arrive just in time for Christmas and holiday vacations!
A simple shirt says a lot, and these tees are anything but basic. With designers like Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, this collection of sweet girl tees will have your lil one looking like a fashion icon! Don't worry about breaking the bank with these graphic-print tees — not only do they pair well with shorts or cute skirts during the Summer, but they also layer perfectly for Fall with long shirts and jeans. Click through for a glimpse of a few of our favorites!
Baby shoes can be a challenge. Finding the right fit and style is hard enough, and once you finally settle on a favorite pair, odds are your little one will outgrow them within days. But brand-new product Shupeas might be the answer to our baby-shoe woes. Invented by former Louis Vuitton executive (and mom of two) Galit Harari, Shupeas use expandable technology (it's even applied for a patent) to expand to fit babes 3-24 months. According to the company, buying one pair of leather or vegan Shupeas is like buying four pairs of Robeez! But unlike some of our other favorite baby booties, Shupeas use Velcro instead of elastic, which means you can say bye-bye to those sad marks around those chubby ankles. As an added bonus, that Velcro allows for a totally customized fit, which leads to less slippage and shoe loss. Cute styles like pink cupcakes, lavender hearts, brown peace signs, and blue puppies are obviously made for kids but not totally cutesy.
A few styles and colors of Shupeas are currently for sale online ($36 each), and more will be available at Babies "R" Us and Amazon.com in late Summer. Expect prices to drop to around $15 for vegan Shupeas and $25 for leather. So what do you think, is that a small price to pay for one pair of shoes that will last almost two years? Or are you skeptical that Shupeas could really work for your little one? Weigh in below.
Jacket weather is almost behind us, but until Summer's officially started, it's a good idea to bring along a little something for those chilly afternoons. Trench coats are a Spring staple for many city slickers, and there's nothing cuter than a scaled-down-to-size version for tiny tots. Your pint-sized fashionista will look fab, whether her style is classic khaki or a fanciful floral print.
Gwen Stefani's making good on her plans to continue creating fun and kid-friendly designs for kids (at affordable prices). The designing mama is launching her Summer Harajuku Mini collection for Target today (all priced between $12 - $20), and the bright, island-inspired designs are pure Gwen. Girls pieces feature bright colors, ruffles, and Summer-clad characters, while the boys' designs are packed with tribal- and safari-themed prints. For the first time, Gwen is venturing into swimwear for tots, adding her trademark designs to one-piece swimsuits for girls and eclectic board shorts for boys, as well as beach bags, sunglasses, and beach towels for the perfect day by the water.
Which of the pieces are you most excited to scoop up for your kiddos? There's so much to choose from . . . share your faves with us!