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 […]

Adora Friends Doll Giveaway

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 […]

Rainbow Loom Monster Tail

Toy Fair is always packed with meeting interesting people and all sorts of photo opportunities. The first morning of the show within 20 minutes of opening, we wandered into the booth featuring Rainbow Loom. Rainbow Loom is the elastic band sensation that took children and their parents by storm this past Fall. It was honored […]

Ready to Order Your Holiday Photo Cards? (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I  am receiving a free credit from Minted.com to facilitate this post, which I plan to use when ordering my holiday photo cards. Any additional opinions are my own. When I met my husband, he owned several 35 mm film cameras, enjoyed taking pictures with slide film, and developed many of his photos in a […]

Which Educational Tablet? The InnoTab 3S or LeapPad Ultra?

The InnoTab 3S from VTech and the LeapPad Ultra from LeapFrog are educational tablets for kids in the 3-9 year old age range. Both learning tablets feature cameras for pictures and video, plus secure wi-fi capabilities with access to paid downloadable app content that includes music, videos and e-books.  Educational games can be purchased as […]

KiddoTags Personalized Clothing Labels (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I’m participating in a sponsored campaign with a review and a giveaway with KiddoTags, designers of personalized clothing labels. In addition to free product, I will receive monetary compensation for this post. Any additional opinions reported are my own. For the first time this summer, I’ll only be working 3 days per week. So, […]

Customizable Labels from Kiddo Tags

Just a few weeks ago when Spring began to arrive, I started cleaning out some of the cabinets at home.  Gavin’s been attending daycare for 3 years, and in an effort to save some money and be a little greener, I invested in reusable snack containers with lids. While trying to organize the chaos that […]

Best Children’s Toys

So for 2012, what are the best children’s toys? For those of you who don’t know, I also write as the Toys Guide at About.com. Aside from here on ToyQueen.com where these days I try to highlight unique experiences and products that have been fun, exciting and developmentally stimulating to my family and the children […]

Floppets: A Personalized Gift for Kids

I have a toddler who is learning to zip and unzip his coat. Like many children who I’ve worked with over the years on their fine motor and self-care skills, aligning zippers is often a challenge. For some reason their little hands have a hard time grasping the zipper. So in the past I’d often […]

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