If the thought of scanning yet another aisle at your local big-box toy store has you feeling uninspired, then look no further. The gift shops of some of the country's best art museums are great resources for unexpected, fun, and design-conscious playthings for little ones. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite finds from museum stores across the country — from New York to California and everywhere in between — and they're all available online!
Keeping your kids' toys organized can seem like a never-ending and impossible-to-win battle. While we don't recommend taking the advice of one of our friends — who recently decided she might as well throw away all of her two toddlers' toys, since "they only wanted to play with the iPad anyway" — we get that keeping your house uncluttered and cute in a toy-filled zone is a tough job. That's why we tracked down 11 real kid's rooms that provide some direction on how to make all that stuff look attractive to you, your kids, and any visitors who might dare to visit. Keep clicking to learn how living with toys can be done stylishly (we swear it's possible!)
Need some quality family time? Unless you have a house of game-night fanatics, try making a homemade toy with your child. From colorful playtime dough to musical instruments and bouncy balls, these 10 fun toy ideas are easy to make with your kids, plus they can provide hours of entertainment. Click through to find your kid's next favorite toy!
When the sun's shining and the temperature's rising, kids can't wait to get outdoors. And when there are new toys to be played with, outdoor playtime can't come soon enough. We've checked out the hottest new toys of the season and have narrowed down our favorites to keep kids busy all Summer long. Check them out!
April 28 is National Superhero Day! My 21-month-old recently began calling herself "Super Mae," and while I'm not sure I should be encouraging her dreams to fly through the skies and walk through walls in the long term, for now, I'm quite happy to cheer on her new identity. If you have a budding super-little-man or -little-woman on your hands, too, get them in the hero game with one of the following 16 superhero finds for kids. From design-your-own capes and awesome wall art to stuffed hero toys, these finds will help your kids become super in no time.
Tired of seeing the same old toys and baby gear at every one of your kids' playdates? Consider becoming a (very low-risk) partner to one of Kickstarter's entrepreneurial types. If you're not already familiar with the concept, Kickstarter is an online funding platform for creative products and projects. Anyone and everyone can use the site to seek funds for their ventures, and the children's category is no exception.
Here, check out nine innovative Kickstarter projects that just may appeal to moms in search of the next big thing!
Wondering what to put in your little ones' Easter baskets this year? Whether you have toddlers or school-aged kids, Circle of Moms members have lots of great Easter basket ideas.
Easter is quickly approaching, and you've found the perfect pastel dress for your little girl, picked out an adorable new basket for all that egg collecting, and ordered your annual Easter ham. But if you want to make the holiday truly over-the-top adorable, then consider one of the following 15 cute chick finds. From sweet treats to nursery decor, dresses, and books, these chicks are ready to hatch, so keep clicking to find your favorite.
It's certainly not hard to come by toys and clothing that's personalized with your child's name, but a doll that looks just like your little one takes customization to a new level entirely. Dolls and toys that look like your tot are sure to make playtime more fun. Check out these sweet dolls, playthings, and even a piece of wall art that mimic your mini me — to a tee!
We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz! In celebration of the release of Oz the Great and Powerful on March 8, we've found the most Oz-inspiring toys for your tots. Whether they're eager to catch the flick on opening day or will have to wait and watch it on DVD in a few years (the movie is rated PG), here are seven ways to create some Emerald City fun in your own home!