How To Build a Lemonade Stand for Kids With Antsy Pants Playhouse Kits

  Have the kids ever begged you to build a lemonade stand? Every single time our family has entered a home improvement or arts and crafts store, my son would make a comment about the materials he would need to build a lemonade stand. So, like us, if you ever wondered, here’s how you build a lemonade stand […]

10 Messes Kids Can Clean with a Dyson Cordless Vacuum

As a mother, when it comes to cleaning, I feel like all day long I chase my tail. The sooner I clean up one mess there’s another one being created at the same time, just in a different location. I only have one child, I’ll never understand how those of you with more than one […]

Kinetic Sand Sales Raise Money for Autism Speaks

When I was asked by Spinmaster to share a few words about how much I love Kinetic Sand, it wasn’t hard. As an occupational therapist, I use this amazing product almost every day I work with children in the school system. Kids beg me to use it, and not only is it an amazing incentive and […]

Celebrate St. Patricks Day With Kinetic Sand

One of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids is to play with Kinetic Sand. In full disclosure,  I received Kinetic Sand free, to facilitate this post. Kinetic Sand was also extremely generous, providing enough green and gold glitter sand to donate to my son’s entire preschool class for their St. Patrick’s Day […]

Do Your Kids Love Duct Tape Projects? Enter the Scotch Tape #TapeOn Back to School Contest

Disclosure: I will be provided with free samples of Scotch Duct Tape to use for duct tape projects, no other compensation was received for this posting. Years ago I remember boys showing me the shiny silver duct tape wallets they would make with their friends in Cub Scouts. With the trend in personalization, duct tape […]

Goldieblox Construction Toy Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a free sample of GoldieBlox to facilitate this review and giveaway. Any opinions are my own. STEM toys are the rage in the toy industry. These toys aim to provide children with exposure to activities that promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Also within this same category, many companies, like […]

Meet Chomp Stix: Training Chopsticks for Kids

When I was wandering the aisles of Toy Fair one of the most exciting “toys” I found were Chomp Stix. Chomp Stix are 3 different types of training chopsticks for kids. Aside from the obvious, that they are a fun alternative to a fork, there are other reasons why items like Chomp Stix, aside from […]

How Do You Show Your #DisneySide?

Disclosure: I was provided with  free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration with Disney Parks and Mom Select. The Sensability Gym in Hopedale, MA graciously offered their facility for our use. Any opinions presented here are my own. Though we haven’t been to Disney as a family yet,  when I thought […]

Rainbow Loom Monster Tail

Toy Fair is always packed with meeting interesting people and all sorts of photo opportunities. The first morning of the show within 20 minutes of opening, we wandered into the booth featuring Rainbow Loom. Rainbow Loom is the elastic band sensation that took children and their parents by storm this past Fall. It was honored […]

Wackytivities Skinny Spatter Video

Toy Fair this year was filled with a lot of crazy fun, especially in the Spinmaster booth. While playing with their new Kinetic Sand which is another amazing item kids will love to sneak up on you with, I got BLASTED with the new Wackytivities Skinny Spatter. Remember crazy string? Same concept. It’s got a […]

Glue Dots Review & Giveaway

Glue Dots provided samples free to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own. Being a pediatric occupational therapist, my daily work life revolves around  color, cut, glue, rinse and repeat. I couldn’t work without a good pair of scissors, some crayons, mechanical pencils and glue sticks. So every year in August I […]

Frustration Free Way for Kids to Sign Every Card!

This past week at school I made “friendship cards” with my students so they could practice the art form of writing their names legibly and in those teeny tiny spaces before we handed them out to friends and teachers. As an OT I really value children being able to write their name by themselves, legibly. […]

Minecraft Toys & Activities

If you have a son or know boys that are ages 7 and up, Minecraft is the newest technology rage. Through apps, video games and computer programs, children build virtual worlds. While this game has been the most popular with older middle school and high school aged students for years, I’m hearing of children younger […]

Family Doodle Book Review & Giveaway

Traveling from school to school working with children of all ages on writing and drawing, there are a few invaluable resources that have permanent homes inside my work bag. The Family Doodle Book is one of the latest. If you have a child who struggles to write,  homework and those dreaded “open responses” that are […]

The Mandala Coloring Book Review & Giveaway

As a school system professional, I never could have imagined that when I decided to become an occupational therapist, that I could potentially be put in a situation of risking my life helping students while working in the school system. With all of the recent school shootings and the murder of a Danvers High School […]

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