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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

5 Genius Tips to Motivate Kids to Play Outdoors

This sponsored post and $50 Toys “R” Us gift card giveaway are on behalf of the Toy Industry Association’s TheGeniousofPlay.org initiative, which celebrates the many proven benefits of play. Any opinions included are my own. This year, my family couldn’t be any more eager for Spring, happily leaving those monstrous snowbanks from the snowiest winter in history […]

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 […]

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Review

Tis the season for learning tablets! So, for those of you who are looking to score a deal on a tablet for your kids during the holiday season, I’ve been having some fun with the new LeapFrog LeapPad3. We were fortunate to receive one free to utilize, prior to our trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Tickets (Giveaway – Boston) #HTTYDToys

Disclosure: I have been provided with 20 passes to the How to Train Your Dragon movie screening courtesy of Spinmaster Toys in Boston, MA. Other than a movie ticket for my family, no additional compensation is being received and any opinions are my own. Are your children fans of Dreamworks movies? How to Train Your […]

Drool Baby Expo Boston

For the past few years I’ve attended the Drool Baby Expo presented by Magic Beans in Boston, MA. This year, on Wednesday May 7th, it’s being held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in the Seaport Area from 3-9. Amazing, high-end companies gather under one roof for new and prospective parents so they can meet in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tiny Love Developlace Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I was provided with a Tiny Love Developlace to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own. I’ve blinked and my baby is no longer a baby, but in the same breath I’ve dubbed this moment in time as, “The year of the babies!” My best friend just had twins, and I […]

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