Senseez Vibrating Seat Cushion for Kids

senseez vibrating cushion

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 […]

Planet Orbeez Ali’s Adventure Park Review (Giveaway)

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Disclosure: I received a sample of Planet Orbeez’s Ali’s Adventure Park to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. If you aren’t familiar with Orbeez, they are simply small little pellets that when immersed in water over night (or for at least 4 hours), they grow to be small, colorful bouncy balls. If you […]

“Touchy Feely” Game from Marbles The Brain Store

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Disclosure: I received a sample of the Touchy Feely Game from Marbles The Brain Store to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. If you’ve been to the mall recently, it’s possible that a Marbles The Brain Store may have opened its doors. This fun and inviting store allows parents and children to experience […]

Soft, Foam Blocks from Soft Blocks Are Great Fidget Toys

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Disclosure: I received a sample of these soft, foam blocks from Soft Blocks. Any opinions are my own. For the past few weeks, I’ve found so many great uses for these squishy foam blocks. These blocks are made from the same material that you might have in your favorite stress ball. However, what a stress […]

The Everything Kids Learning Activities Book Review (Giveaway)

Everything Kids Learning Activities Book

Disclosure: I received a free sample of this book in order to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. Commercially “back to school” is often associated with stressfully garnering all types of supplies that schools require like backpacks, glue, scissors, and markers.  Within weeks, we will all be back in the daily grind of our […]

Play Sånd from Brookstone

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Disclosure: I was provided with a sample of play Sånd from Brookstone to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. Part of  childhood these days is engaging in sensory activities or experiences using sand, water, rice, play-doh, paint, and shaving cream. Most preschool and Kindergarten classrooms have sensory bins or tables that on any […]

BabbaBox from BabbaCo at Barefoot Books

Gavin painting a maraca from the March themed BabbaBox at Barefoot Books.

Last summer I had the pleasure of reviewing the BabbaBox from BabbaCo, a subscription based, themed arts and crafts kit, designed to bring families together completing activities and through careful preparation, taking away some of the stress and chaos of planning an activity, then having to retrieve all the necessary items. This weekend, at a blogger […]

The NogginStik Rattle: A Developmental Baby Toy (Giveaway)

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As an occupational therapist, when Gavin was born, I knew a lot about developmental baby toys. However, those of us that have kids know no matter how much reading you do, even if your job prior to having children involved working with kids in some capacity, babies don’t come with instruction manuals and nothing can […]

Riding Toys for Toddlers (Giveaway)

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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 […]

Teaching Kids to Write With Kids Writing Apps

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Everyday as an occupational therapist I’m teaching kids to write letters, numbers and draw pictures.  For most of the children I work with who are challenged by how they hold a pencil, or the ability to pay attention, it’s a daunting task, often met with refusal, especially when I hand over the dreaded pencil and […]

Indoor Sensory Activities for Children

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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 […]

Lush Handmade Cosmetics

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Several weeks ago I finally took a trip into Boston and learned all about Lush handmade cosmetics. I am a no frills type of person. The question, “What skin care products do you use?” scares the heck out of me. I pretty much use what ever body wash is left over from our last hotel […]

Wet Ones Sticky Situation (Contest)

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As the mother of a 3-year-old and an occupational therapist working with children throughout the day on lots of arts and crafts projects, I’ve quickly learned to manage the mess by using either Crayola Color Wonder markers and crayons that only mark on the special paper included, or simply purchasing washable markers and crayons. Using […]

Do Your Kids Have A Fear of Fireworks?

@Uncle Milton

Last night as I was tucking Gavin in and he was finally drifting off to sleep coincidentally right at dusk, some yahoo neighbor of ours decided that lighting off fireworks was a grand idea. Immediately Gavin bolted out of bed with the fear of God instilled in him, “Mommy, what’s that? Is it thunder?” Bedtime […]

Alphabet Smart Blocks

©Kristins Gifts

Learning the letters of the alphabet can be difficult for some and easy for others. Some kids love letters, while others want nothing to do with them, leaving their parents angered and frustrated on how they are going to master this critical life skill for reading and writing. Many parents often tell me how their […]

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