There are so many toys on the market for preschoolers today, and we’re bombarded with even more via commercials, flyers, and ads around the holidays. Here at Daily Mom, we know it can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating to choose toys that are current without being quick money-wasting fads, so we took the guesswork and stress out of shopping for your preschooler this holiday season. We’ve hand-selected our favorite toys, games, and clothing from brands we love and trust, and compiled a gift guide of things you won’t feel guilty about giving your little ones!
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Kids need to move — it’s good for their bodies, minds and souls! However, getting them away from their various screens can be tough; and the tried-and-true bikes and wagons can seem a bit boring after awhile. Get your kids excited about outdoor play again with scooters from Micro Kickboard!
Is your little one making siren sounds in his sleep? Fire trucks and firefighters are fascinating for so many toddlers and children. It must be a combination of the bright red, the flashing lights, and the awesome gear that gets kids so excited. We think this obsession with fire trucks and firefighters is wonderful to teach fire safety, team work and about caring for others and your community. There are so many more ways to have fun and learn with fire trucks than just pushing a toy truck around the living room. We’ve got lots of fun ideas to feed off your child’s excitement for fire rescue that will expand his imagination and teach him a lot of real and helpful information about firefighters too.
As fall is coming to a close, the days are growing shorter and the temperature outside is falling along with the leaves. Cooler days don’t mean you need to stay inside. In fact, playing in the cold is actually beneficial to your family. We think you need to get your kids to the playground as often as possible. Here are three great reasons to get out in the cold and tips to keep your kiddos safe and comfortable.
Children, whether infants or teenagers, are always learning. As parents, we all want to give our children every opportunity we can to explore, create, and expand their minds. The holidays are a time for fun, and we know that learning should be fun as well. Give gifts to the children in your life that encourage learning. There are so many amazing products for kids that spark their imagination and foster a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We think gifts like these are especially great to give to someone else’s child because not only will the child get so much out of whatever you choose, the parents will be happy with you as well. Everyone is happy and kids are learning while they play. These gifts are a win all around!
If you’re new to Daily Mom, let us introduce you to one of our most beloved child footwear brands, Livie & Luca. If you’re a long-time reader, you know how much we love Livie & Luca shoes, and you’ll be thrilled to see the latest fall styles in their line. Either way, we’re sure you will fall deeply in love with these incredible shoes – from their quality to their truly unique designs – their fresh fall styles do not disappoint.
The rain outside is pouring down in buckets, you have exhausted every possible activity you can think of, you cannot possibly allow one more television show or movie to play on your TV and your kids passed the point of restless hours ago. Today we are here to help you by providing you with a small, yet great selection of toys that will get your kids up and off the couch. We can assure you that they will no longer dread dreary rainy days!
As parents, surely we want what’s best for our children. We love to see them laughing, smiling and having fun. Isn’t it great when all of that is combined with learning and education or just plain old socialization? Toddlers (as you may know) are very active both mentally and physically, and although classes are not imperative, you and your child may enjoy some organized activities once or twice a week. It’s a great opportunity for you and your child to get out of the house and learn something new!
It’s coming to that time of the year when our outdoor time is limited. It is getting darker earlier, the cooler weather is starting to kick in, and of course there’s more rain and maybe even snow in the near future. To keep kids from going stir crazy while being stuck inside in the coming months, try this simple and fun activity!
Leaving your child at daycare can be the hardest decision in parenthood. You are entrusting your child’s welfare to another person. It can feel overwhelming and emotionally draining, to say the least! We are here to help! Here are 9 things to take into account when you are choosing the right daycare for your child.
Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could create a private outdoor playground in your own backyard? Your kids could get outdoor time playing with toys while you enjoy fresh air and a cup of coffee. Most of us don’t dare to consider doing this, because play equipment and toys can be expensive. And when it comes to outdoors, those expensive toys can get ruined by the elements pretty quickly. What if we told you that there is a company that can not only create the most amazing indoor or outdoor playroom for both boys and girls, but allow you to do it on a budget? Introducing American Plastic Toys.
Daily Mom recently returned from the 2014 ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada – the world’s premier trade show for children’s products. Two of our editors spent long days scouring the floor for the best new products for kids, babies, and parents. We’ve already shared with you the latest and greatest when it comes to strollers and now it’s time for the toys. Get ready to expand that Christmas shopping list!
Scootering is a wonderful outdoor activity for both kids and adults during the summer months. Scooters are easy to pack into the car — unlike bikes which typically require a bike rack or some fancy maneuvering to fit them in the back of the car. Bring your scooter to a playgroup to ride with friends or to the grandparents’ to use on their long, smooth driveway! Take a family scoot to a local store or ice cream shop for a treat. The possibilities are endless!
It’s summertime and parents are racking their brains for new ways to make the outdoors even more exciting. Keeping kids’ imagination alive even when you set them free in the outdoors is important. Kids want to be in the outdoors soaking up the sun, while parents want to keep them cool and safe. Outdoor play centers and interactive toys make a great addition to any yard and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to keep your kids having fun summer after summer.
A classic, well-made dollhouse is something that every little girl should enjoy the privilege of growing up with. From tiny, detailed furniture to little lamps that actually light up, Lundby’s houses and accessories are the epitome of dollhouse perfection. And now, you can easily take any Lundby dollhouse and make it your own from the wallpaper to customized framed photos on the walls. Create something for you and your young one to cherish and pass on through the years.