Scratchy Clothing Can Be A Big Sensory Issue for Children

If you have a child or are sensitive yourself, you know that scratchy clothing can be a big sensory issue for children. You know — the tags that people are adamant about removing, the way kids or adults rub clothing textures through their fingertips in stores before purchasing looking for something that “feels just right.” Or, […]

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 […]

Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches Review

Disclosure: I was provided with coupons to try several different flavors of the new Stonyfield organic yogurt pouches, any opinions are my own. Yogurt is a staple in our family diet. I generally spend at least $10 per week on different varieties. In our family, we all like different flavors and textures, and since yogurt […]

Billy Beats: A Toddler’s First Musical Instrument

Disclosure: I received a sample of Mega Bloks First Builders Billy BeatsTM Dancing Piano to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. Most babies, toddlers and preschool aged children love music. In my opinion there’s nothing cuter than a 10-month-old child who is learning to stand up and you see them holding on to the […]

MegaBloks Fire Truck Finn (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I was provided the MegaBloks Fire Truck Finn toy free, to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. Ever since Gavin was 8 months old and crawling, he’s been pushing, crashing, loading and unloading Mega Bloks dump trucks, school buses and fire trucks all over our living room. His absolute favorite truck of […]

KiddoTags 10,000 Fan Giveaway

Disclosure: I received compensation to help promote the KiddoTags 10,000 fan giveaway, any additional opinions are my own. We just passed the start of school and we re-labeled all of Gavin’s backpacks, lunchboxes, and some clothing with his customized Kiddotags. Just when I thought we were finished, his teachers told me he needed a new […]

Little Pim Language Learning App Review

Disclosure: I received a free download code for the Little Pim language learning app, Spanish Colors. Any opinions are my own. For years I’ve worked with many children from bilingual families. I took 6 years of languages throughout the course of my high school and college years (Spanish and German) and though I could still probably […]

Must Have Baby Items from Drool Baby Expo

Disclosure: I received a free VIP ticket with swag bag to the Drool Baby Expo in Boston, MA to preview the newest baby gear. Any opinions stated are my own. We all see every day how technology keeps changing. It’s always amazing to me when I get a chance to see some of the newest […]

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 […]

Thomas the Train Videos for Kids (Giveaway)

As a parent, if you don’t have a child who is a Thomas the Train fan, you certainly know one who is. If I had a dollar for every child I saw in the grocery store riding in a cart, clutching a wooden Thomas and Friends toy in either hand over the past several years, […]

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 […]

How To Make Your Own Baby Food

Have you ever wondered how to make your own baby food? When Gavin was a baby, I made some of his pureed baby food from scratch, but also bought a little bit of jarred fruits, simply because I didn’t really have the right tools or the time to make hard things soft enough for him […]

Portable Tray Table for Kids from Bambinos!

When Gavin was a younger toddler we never left home without our booster seat for the table. With it’s removable tray, as a baby he could sit in it on the floor, or we could attach it to any dining room chair of the house we visited to play or eat, that is until he […]

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 […]

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 […]

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