Archives for March 2011

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Many of you know that I make my living daily as an occupational therapist working with children.  At all sorts of events I have had the pleasure of meeting so many great people and last year at Toy Fair 2010 I met a speech pathologist, Sherry Artemenko, who writes her blog called Play on Words, […]

Smarcks Smart Blocks are definitely smarter than the average block!

I have been reviewing the Smarcks Blocks at home and on some of my home visits the past few months and I can’t even begin to describe to you how smart the technology in these blocks really is! Wait, did I just say blocks and technology in the same sentence, you got that right! These […]

ALEX Moody Monster Manor App Review & Monster Bingo Giveaway

One of the biggest differences we saw at Toy Fair this year was how many toy companies not only showcased their new products, but many have dived into the development of iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps for children to enhance their visibility. ALEX has been one of the standout toy companies in this arena. […]

Super Wikki Stix Giveaway

A few months ago I had the pleasure of reviewing several Wikki Stix products.  I have been using Wikki Stix in all sorts of capacities as an OT with preschool and elementary school aged children for the last decade. Wikki Stix are strips of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline food-grade, non-toxic wax, the kind used […]

Have you ever lobbied for a cause you believed in?

Today I did something I have never done before. I visited our state house in Boston, MA along with hundreds of other families and co-workers that are served by the Early Intervention (EI) programs in our state. EI provides all types of in-home and community playgroup services to children with developmental delays and disabilities. A […]

Crunch Art Review

Parents, I see the look on your faces when I show up to your house or your child comes home from school and they are covered from head to toe in what ever sticky art project they completed. Sometimes, we all just need a way to help kid’s expand their creative minds, minus the mess. […]

Why are so many toy plates, vacuum cleaners and shopping carts PINK?

So I’m soon going to be in the process of reviewing a toy kitchen with my son Gavin over the next few weeks and I decided to go on an accessory hunt today while I was at my local Target looking for some plates, pots and pans. Now I visit toy aisles frequently and feel […]

Griffin LightBoard Case and LightBoard Trace App

Griffin Technology is a company you might not know by name, but you would probably recognize many of the accessories they develop to keep our mobile devices charged and secure while at home or on-the-go. So — here is one of their newest concepts. What if you could transform your iPad so that your children […]

How much do you love Redbox?

How many of you have seen the lines at the grocery store for these big red boxes wondering what people are waiting for? Here at the Wilmot’s we are big Redbox fans, for $1 per night we have enjoyed many a movie from the big Redbox! From now until March 17th, you can be lucky […]

Ready, Set, Heres a Go at the Cars 2 Trailer!

Video: MSN Exclusive: 'Cars 2' trailer from Disney Ready for a sneak peek at the new Cars 2 trailer! The race is on! Check out MSN for the exclusive worldwide premiere of the trailer debut from CARS 2 — Disney•Pixar’s follow-up to the Academy Award®-winning box-office hit TOY STORY 3. Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice […]

ABC Song Piano app by Kiboomu

Since we have been incorporating more app reviews into the website, I have recently been using the ABC Song Piano app on my iPhone  and iPad with my son and other young children as part of my home based visits. The ABC Song Piano app by sweetly sings the traditional ABC’s with an integrated […]

Barefoot Books and Folkmanis Puppets are a great duo!

I have given many a shout out to Barefoot Books over the past few months because they are a fabulous book and publishing company with a brick and mortar store located near us in Concord, MA. However, all of their books are available for purchase online and I strongly urge you to check out their […]

Poofin Star

At Toy Fair 2011 in New York City at the Jacob Javitts Center a few weeks ago, there were many products making their debut! There I was finally able to meet in person, the creators behind Poofin! You might be wondering what a Poofin is, but it’s a soft, plush, star shaped pillow. It has a […]

VTech InnoPad coming in September 2011

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Inventors of GUBS at Gamewright Booth ToyFair 2011

Inventors of GUBS at Gamewright Booth ToyFair 2011 Video Transcription: Keri: Hi, this is Keri Wilmot from We’re here at the Gamewright booth for Toy Fair 2011. This year Gamewright has some special people here. They have some of the inventors of some of their games. This is Cole and Alex. They’re two brothers […]

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