Goldieblox Construction Toy Giveaway

GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank

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

Tiny Love Developlace Review

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 […]

LEGO Duplo How Do You Play? Contest #DUPLOPLAY

LEGO DUPLO How Do You Play Jury Badge

Disclosure: I have been asked to be part of the “How do you play?” jury by LEGO DUPLO. No monetary compensation is being provided for this opportunity, any opinions are my own. There’s an amazing contest that was just launched on Facebook by LEGO DUPLO, called the “How do you play?” competition. LEGO DUPLO is […]

The Happy’s Review and Giveaway

the Happy's from Cepia

Back in February at Toy Fair, I got a sneak peek at the Happy’s from Cepia. I was given a new Happy as a sample to take home and Gavin and I got a chance to play fetch with Bentley! You may remember Zhu Zhu Pets, also from Cepia? Those spunky little hamsters that were […]

Name Your Own Skylanders Swap Force Character! (Giveaway)

name your own skylanders

Disclosure: I was provided with a Frito-Lay variety pack of chips, but did not receive any additional compensation for this posting. Frito-Lay is responsible for fulfillment of the giveaway prizes listed below. Skylanders Swap Force is an amazing video game system that both kids and adults enjoy playing and collecting. Toys are placed on a […]

Adora Friends Doll Giveaway

adora jpg

Adora Dolls, based in California, has been designing and producing handmade dolls and accessories for young children for 20 years. A few years ago I created a video at the Adora dolls booth at Toy Fair, which you can view below. When I was at Toy Fair just a few weeks ago this year, I […]

Skylanders Swap Force Dune Bug Giveaway

skylanders swap force 2014

I just returned from my 5th annual trip to Toy Fair in New York City. Aside from previewing all of the newest toys the industry has to offer, hands-down, one of the most talked about experiences of any attendee is the Skylanders booth. This year, I got to pose and show my muscles with my […]

Glue Dots Review & Giveaway

glue dots review

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 […]

Wrecker the T-Rex Sand & Snow Toy (Giveaway)

Wrecker T-Rex Skid Loader from Educational Insights

Gavin loves playing in the sand at the beach digging huge holes, and now that we are in the throes of winter, having just received another 8 inches of snow, aside from sleds and a shovel, until now we didn’t really have any dedicated snow toys. I could have kissed the UPS Delivery man when […]

Octonauts Episodes on DVD! (Giveaway)

Octonauts DVD, Octonauts characters

We have been huge Disney Junior fans in our house for the past several years, watching mainly Handy Manny, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. For most of Gavin’s existence we had cable that included Disney Junior, plus the ability to watch several episodes “on-demand” through our cable service and the Disney Junior […]

Angry Birds GO! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set Review and Giveaway

Angry Birds Go Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set

When Angry Birds GO! Telepods launched back in the Fall, some of my students asked me if I would be receiving them for review, because they’d like to test them out. Around the same time I was contacted by Hasbro to review a set  in exchange for a free review, so I promised my students […]

Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machine Toy Giveaway

Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machine Toy

A huge trend at Toy Fair this year were robotics toys. Though many toys featured might generally appeal to younger children who want to control and interact with toys through voice and sound, there’s been a continued interest in remote control constructible sets. The best part about these sets is that they don’t just have […]

Best Baby Bouncer for Traveling Families (Giveaway)

Tiny Love, Tiny Love Take-Along Bouncer, baby bouncer

When Gavin was born, he was 4 weeks old at Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. I was determined I wouldn’t let an infant stop us from going to holiday parties and visiting family in both Massachusetts and Connecticut because I knew once he was older and more opinionated, then it would be […]

Barbie iPad Makeup Mirror Giveaway

keri wilmot, toyqueen,com, barbie ipad mirror

When I was at Toy Fair this past February I got a chance to preview the new Barbie iPad makeup mirror for the first time. For little girls who love makeup and mom’s who can’t stand spending money on real makeup with ridiculous colors or the mess that it makes in the bathroom, then this […]

Wagamama Lynnfield Japanese Restaurant Review & Giveaway

wagamama japanese restaurant

If you haven’t heard, Wagamama is a japanese restaurant, primarily based in the United Kingdom with 4 US locations in the Boston area, that provides a unique family oriented culinary experience. I was invited to partake in a free dining opportunity in order to celebrate the opening of Wagamama Marketstreet Lynnfield. Adventurous eater I’m am […]

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