Most kids love snow. The whiteness, the coldness, the feeling that they’re in a winter wonderland similar to the one they imagine Santa Claus lives in. But Mother Nature doesn’t always oblige come Christmas. So we found an alternative solution that will delight little ones almost as much as snow: Cloud dough. It’s white, it’s [...]
A gentle Christmas tale with an emphasis on the joys of giving, The Bear Stays Up is a wonderful, rhyming story that kids as young as two will be chanting along with you as you read. It’s a perfect book for pre-holiday bed times and one that is so popular you might find yourself reading [...]
For many parents, the bathroom feels like a hazardous zone for little ones. A water-filled tub or bottles of soap that sometimes looks like juice loom as accidents waiting to happen. The urge for all of us is to baby-proof everything, but one enterprising Mom decided to make her bathroom baby friendly, creating easy pathways [...]
When one of our Aquatopia team reported that her child was more focused on the “giving” part of Thanksgiving–as in what are you giving me, mommy?–she thought it was time to teach her son more about the thankful part of the holiday. T is for Turkey does a great job of telling the story behind [...]
Because so many of our fans like using the Pillow Mate for curling up with a good book, we’re introducing a new blog feature that focuses on the books we think you and your little ones will love as much as we do. Pillow Mate Picks will suggest a new book every week to work [...]
Though carving a pumpkin is a long-held Halloween ritual, the thought of wielding knives anywhere near your little ones can suddenly turn tradition into terror. Thankfully, crafty people everywhere have come up with non-carved ways to decorate pumpkins. Check out some of the creative ideas here and here. Once you’ve chosen your favorite approach, gather [...]
Halloween is big business. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American family will spend about $73 on spooky decorations this year. If you’d like to make that number lower for your family, look to the web—Internet, not spider. Many enterprising and crafty people have generously posted print-ready posters, garland cut-outs and even iron-on [...]
Ask a typical little one what they want to be for Halloween and they’ll emphatically answer, “A superhero” one day and “A ghost” the next. With four-plus weeks to go, the average tot will have cycled through enough costume ideas to outfit an entire Halloween parade. This mind-changing has led many parents into the costume [...]
This next installment on our series of books that are great for preparing little ones for their first time at school is a real heart-string puller. The Kissing Hand By Audrey Penn Lovely illustrations and gentle text tell the tale of Chester the raccoon, who doesn’t want to leave his mother’s side and go to [...]
For all parents, it’s pretty much the same. You have a baby and think you’ve got so much time before you have to plan for school. Then the clock goes into fast forward and suddenly that first day of pre-k or kindergarten is around the corner. With just a few weeks before that big first [...]
More great ways to keep the kids entertained over the course of the summer. We love the rolled newspaper fort. Line it with comfy cushions and pillows and it’s going to be your child’s favorite spot to chill. 10 Great DIY Craft Projects for Kids
Many of you with 3 and 4 year-olds are probably preparing to send your kids to school for the first time. Pre-K is a big step for them and you. Here are some tips to ease the transition and keep parents and kids in their comfort zones.
It’s so easy to make baby photo albums using online technologies, but there’s still one thing a lot of parents find challenging—words.
You can tell from products like our audible bath thermometer and faucet & tap protector that safety is top of mind at Aquatopia. So, we thought we’d share with you some helpful resources for navigating SPF products this summer.
Trevor the Turtle and the entire Aquatopia team love the sea, so when Trevor spotted this clock while crawling the internet, we knew we had to share it with you.
When the weather gets hot enough to make even a swimming pool set off the “too hot” alarm on our Trevor the Turtle Bath Time Audible Thermometer, it’s time to serve up frozen treats non-stop.
If there’s one thing that can dull the anticipation and excitement of an upcoming summer family vacation, it’s packing for it.
The Fourth of July is all about family, fun and fireworks. The latter is the source of many pint-sized oohs and ahhs, but remember fireworks are explosives and can be dangerous to little fingers, eyes, eardrums and more.
As you prepare to bring your little ones to pools and beaches, you’ll want to arm yourself with plenty of SPF, fresh water and knowledge.
It’s baby shower season folks—September is the busiest birthing month—so if you’re looking to buy a gift off the beaten registry path, here’s a list of children’s stores that are ideal spots to find unique newborn gifts.
When it comes to decorating a baby nursery, you’re the only one you have to please. But once your child is into their toddler years, you have to let them have a say.
Don’t change that dial – we’ve got a link to a site where you can hear the vocal talents of turtles from around the world.
As babies turn to toddlers, those beloved nap breaks that used to allow you to watch an entire movie shrink to accommodate only short video breaks. Enter YouTube. Here are a few of our favorites.