As a pediatric occupational therapist with more than 15 years of clinical experience, professionally Keri specializes in working with infants, young children and their families by promoting developmental milestones in clients’ homes, in the public school system and in the community.
Over time it was clear that Keri had developed a talent for finding developmental toys that promoted a child’s educational skills, in fun, natural and playful ways. So Keri, along with her husband Derek, a photographer and multimedia specialist, decided it was time to put both of their talents together to create a resource for all parents, and ToyQueen.com was developed.
ToyQueen.com provides content that is created by a mother with a professional background in child development. This online resource reviews toys, games, attractions, events, movies, DVD’s and baby products for their developmental qualities. The goal is to help all parents and caregivers learn practical ways to play with their children everyday through unique products and experiences.
Keri has been featured as a contributing writer in various toy, parenting and juvenile product blogs including Time to Play Magazine and the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association. Keri has utilized her expertise to provide consultation for product and brand development with companies including Constructive Playthings, Mega Bloks, and Isis Parenting. She has made media appearances in public providing seminars to parents on topics such as various ways to play with an infant. She has appeared on a variety of live web shows including the Huffington Post Live and Better TV. Keri has contributed to webisodes discussing holiday gift suggestions on both Dad Labs and Digital Dads, and she has also been featured on FitarellaTV highlighting different toys that promote exercise, health and wellness. Keri has contributed weekly reviews to the product review blog on The Parenting Connection. She also ghost writes for companies looking to expand their subject matter.
Since 2011, Keri has been the main content provider as the Toys Expert at About.com. About.com has more than 900 sites supported by Guides who are independent subject matter experts in the topics they cover.
Clients and brands Keri has worked with include: Hasbro, Mattel, Mega Brands, LEGO, LEGO DUPLO, Disney Consumer Products, Disney Movies, Disney Parks, Toyota (#SiennaDiaries), PBS Kids, Dreamworks, Chobani, Coppertone, Brookstone, Proctor & Gamble, Best Buy, Stonyfield, and CVS MinuteClinic.
Current influencer and ambassador programs include: HP Smart Mom Panel, Boston Red Sox Moms, and Samsung Imagelogger.
Keri and her family will also be attending Social Media on the Sand, an invite-only blogging and social media conference hosted by Beaches Turks and Caicos, in October 2014.
Keri, her husband Derek, and their curious preschooler Gavin, live in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts.
Contact Keri at: Keri@ToyQueen.com
In addition to product reviews and giveaways, Keri is available for new toy/game product consultation, speaking at events, hosting/attending Twitter parties, providing sponsored posts, brand ambassadorship and developing video content. If you are interested in sponsoring Keri to attend various conferences or inquiring about advertising and developing a working relationship with ToyQueen.com please contact: Derek@ToyQueen.com.
Do you see an image or video clip photographed by Derek Wilmot Photography? If you would like to purchase the image for commercial usage, please contact: Derek@DerekWilmot.com