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 […]

Loving Frogglez Goggles, Swim Goggles for Kids

Loving these kids frogglez goggles, easy to adjust plus simple for kids to put on themselves. #ad A photo posted by Keriann Wilmot (@keri_wilmot) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:42pm PST We recently took a trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos for the Social Media on the Sand conference and boy do I wish we received […]

BoomCo Blaster Toy Reviews

Disclosure: I received the following BoomCo blaster toys for review, any opinions are my own. Blasters are popular with boys in the tween, teenage and adult age ranges. Recently, Mattel released a new line of blasters, BoomCo. These plastic dart toy blasters are air powered, without any batteries required. They travel distances around 20 yards […]

Automoblox Toy Vehicles Review & Giveaway

  My husband attends Toy Fair with me, and often times when we can, we split up to cover more ground. It’s the most overwhelming event I’ve ever attended and sometimes a second pair of eyes to help find the unsung heroes is really helpful. So while Derek and I were visiting different booths  this […]

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 […]

Radio Flyer Cyclone Bike

Disclosure: Radio Flyer provided a free Cyclone bike to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. So many bikes and ride-on toys require children to have good control of their abdominal muscles for balancing and coordination and strength in both legs. This can be a challenging skill for kids to learn, especially kids with […]

Senseez Vibrating Seat Cushion for Kids

Those of you with fidgety kids know how annoying it is during mealtimes and homework watching your child fall off their chair, rock back in their chair, or stand on their chair. Some kids are really challenged to remain sitting, so one of the strategies we frequently recommend to parents and teachers for home and […]

Hedbanz Act Up Family Game Review

Disclosure: I received a sample of the Hedbanz Act Up family game from Spinmaster to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. If you have elementary school age children, you may have already heard about the original Hedbanz game. Players wear colored headbands, then kids pick a card from the pile, and without looking […]

Chasin Cheeky Ring Toss Game (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I was provided with a free sample of the Chasin’ Cheeky ring toss game from Hasbro to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. Chasin’ Cheeky is a ring toss game from Hasbro that’s recommended for preschoolers or children ages 3 and up. Cheeky, the purple monkey with a long tail, zooms all […]

A Pegboard for Kids is a Great Fine Motor Skill Activity (Giveaway)

International Playthings provided the Quercetti Fantacolor Aquarium pegboard for kids, free, in order to facilitate this review and giveaway. Any opinions are my own. You might be wondering why a pegboard designed for kids is such a great fine motor skill activity? As a parent all you may be anticipating are hundreds of little pieces […]

DC Super Friends Cooperative Board Game

Disclosure: Wonder Forge provided a free sample of this game to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. As an occupational therapist working mainly with children in the preschool and early elementary school realm, I love fun board games. Not only do these games generally encourage children to build upon their individual thinking skills […]

Easter Egg Hunt Game Ideas

The Easter season is here! Hiding those plastic eggs with small candy inside both indoors and out, is such a nostalgic past time. Though these days not everyone wants to give their children unnecessary candy, or “break the bank” hiding money inside either, and as kids get older there are different ways to customize the […]

Riding Toys for Toddlers (Giveaway)

As soon as kids around 1-year-old begin to pull themselves up to a standing position and begin to walk, riding toys for toddlers become increasingly popular. They offer a great way for kids to practice walking and developing balance, as they push it from behind, and they learn to develop coordination and the muscles in […]

Ice Hockey For Kids? What’s Your Child’s Passion?

What do you think about ice hockey for kids? I grew up in a hockey family. Both my younger brother and sister played on multiple teams. When I was in high school my younger brother’s team won the national title for their age group. He then went on to play Division 1 college hockey for […]

Indoor Sensory Activities for Children

The time of year has come when the warm days here in the NorthEast are few and far between. Similar to those who can’t play outside in the extreme heat, our kids don’t go outside for recess in extreme cold. Those of us with active kids, we know that life seems to be just a […]

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