Most Popular Posts From 2022

Hemnes convertible daybed, Clue Junior game, Battleship Shots game, and changing color Hot Wheels

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Hemnes convertible daybed, Clue Junior game, Battleship Shots game, and changing color Hot Wheels
  • What: Most popular posts
  • When: 2022
  • Why: See what other people read
  • Where: At home 

Here at Practically Apparent, 2022 was a year of transitions. From big changes (an updated design!) to small ones, we’ve had our ups and downs. But some things never go out of style, including one post that made the top three list in each of the past twelve months. Read on to find out the top posts from 2022, from favorite games for the whole family to the best car seat that will last for years.

Hemnes convertible daybed in twin mode in guest room

Hemnes Daybed: This piece of furniture takes the top spot this year, and for good reason. It works as additional seating, storage, and either a twin or king-sized bed. The pullout trundle makes it easy to transform from a small bed to a big one, while three built-in drawers offer plenty of storage for storing toys, linens, and more. Choose from several different colors in this IKEA winner that will do triple duty in almost any room in your home.

Battleship Shots game close up

Battleship Shots: Readers can’t get enough of this simple yet fun game based on the original classic. Players take turns launching balls at their opponent’s plastic boats. Fill up all the opposition’s fleet to win the game. But watch out! Luck plays a big part in this fast-paced game suitable for all ages.

Zinus Twin Spring Mattress White on Amazon

Twin Mattress: These affordable twin mattresses will provide years of comfort without breaking the bank. The sturdy construction holds up well to kids and adults alike. With a spring construction that offers lots of support, this mattress makes upgrading kids to a bigger bed a cinch. The mattress gets shipped to your door in a box that can be easily transported up stairs and through doorways.

CLue Junior board laid out ready to play

Clue Junior: This game makes the most popular list every year, and readers keep coming back for more. With six brightly colored pawns any player can move on each turn, no one has to argue about who gets what color. A picture clue sheet helps even the youngest players eliminate options until they can guess who ate the cake, with what drink, and at what time. Play over and over again to solve the mystery and build basic gaming skills.

Four First Games box lid from Ravensburger with four flowers, a bird, a tree, a colored die, and one playing piece shown on the cover of the box

Four Games in One Box: For the littlest members of the family, this box of games gives them lots of options to join in the fun. With two reversible boards, the box contains four different games in increasing levels of difficulty geared towards preschoolers. Kids can practice basic skills like numbers and colors, while parents can avoid playing the same game over and over again ad nauseam. 

Diono Radian 3RXT 3-in-1 convertible car seat in blue

Diono Radian 3RXT Car Seat: If you want one car seat that can take your child from the infant years to a elementary school, Diona delivers. This seat offers lots of perks so you don’t have to reinvest every time your child gets ready to switch types of car seats. Even better, the slender profile makes it perfect for fitting three across a backseat, even with other brands of car seats you already own. Add in excellent safety ratings at all stages and you can’t go wrong with this selection.

Colo changing hot wheels ocean patrol vehicle on carpet

Color Changing Hot Wheels: These small toy cars add an extra element of play, thanks to their ability to change color when dunked in hot or cold water. With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, kids will love collecting them all. And the low price point makes them great gifts or for kids to buy themselves. Get their engines revising with these big color reveals.

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