ToyQueen’s Top Toys of Christmas for 2016

I know it’s been awhile since we chatted, but the holidays are here! I’ve been a busy elf to Santa posting here there and everywhere, but I wanted to share my best lists with you all. Here are ToyQueen’s top recommendations for the best toys for the holiday season in 2016! These are all the lists I’ve been […]

Looking for STEM Experiences? Meet Annedroids!

We didn’t fail, we just found another way if doing it wrong. – Anne from Annedroids Over the past few years, there are lots of big changes in the toy realm and in the educational space. People are talking about STEM, STEAM and STEM toys for girls and boys. S.T.E.M. is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, […]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

A few weeks ago after a visit to the LEGO store in the mall, we were given a coupon for a free ticket to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Since then, Gavin repeatedly asked when we’d be going to LEGOLAND. When we were invited to a media event in Boston, I decided to keep it a surprise, […]

LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure (Giveaway)

Guess what!?! DC Super Hero character Batman is now featured in LEGO Duplo sets like this one, the LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure! LEGO Duplo sets are recommended for kids ages 2-5, given that they include larger pieces with more simplified directions. After children build the Batcave, Batman, complete with his blue cape and mask, can […]

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 […]

Ionix Construction Bricks Make Great Summer Activities for Kids

Disclosure: I worked in conjunction with Spinmaster to provide these videos featuring Ionix construction bricks. While ToyQueen.com will receive compensation for the production of the videos, any opinions included in the videos and this post are purely my own. We’ve been happily adjusting to our new summer schedule. While certainly we plan to fill our […]

Toys of Summer Podcast with About.com Parenting Experts

Today I was asked to take part in the Parenting Roundabout podcast, hosted by a colleague of mine  at About.com, Terri Mauro, the expert on parenting children with special needs. Generally every week four About.com Parenting Experts engage in a podcast on all sorts of fun and interesting topics. Along with Terri, I was joined today by Catherine Holecko, […]

Ionix Construction Toys Have Great Developmental Benefits

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Spinmaster, any and all opinions shared within this post and included video are my own. There are some new construction bricks in the toy aisle from Ionix! These construction bricks have many educational and developmental features given their unique ability to shapeshift. Though Ionix look like traditional […]

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