LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

A few weeks ago after a visit to the LEGO store in the mall, we were given a coupon for a free ticket to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Since then, Gavin repeatedly asked when we’d be going to LEGOLAND. When we were invited to a media event in Boston, I decided to keep it a surprise, […]

Meet Newest Pup on Paw Patrol – Everest

Today might as well be a national holiday in our house. A new pup debuts on Paw Patrol, Everest the Husky. We don’t have cable and watch most shows on Hulu and Netflix. What we do own is a season pass to Paw Patrol. Gavin is in love with the show and Paw Patrol toys […]

Gavin’s Toyota Sienna Review #SiennaDiaries

Disclosure: We were provided with a Toyota Sienna to test drive for 3 months as part of the #SiennaDiaries. While we received a stipend to participate in the experience, any opinions are our own. No one was happier to ride in the minivan for 3 months than our 4-year-old. The experience not only allowed us […]

LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure (Giveaway)

Guess what!?! DC Super Hero character Batman is now featured in LEGO Duplo sets like this one, the LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure! LEGO Duplo sets are recommended for kids ages 2-5, given that they include larger pieces with more simplified directions. After children build the Batcave, Batman, complete with his blue cape and mask, can […]

Ionix Construction Bricks Make Great Summer Activities for Kids

Disclosure: I worked in conjunction with Spinmaster to provide these videos featuring Ionix construction bricks. While ToyQueen.com will receive compensation for the production of the videos, any opinions included in the videos and this post are purely my own. We’ve been happily adjusting to our new summer schedule. While certainly we plan to fill our […]

Toys of Summer Podcast with About.com Parenting Experts

Today I was asked to take part in the Parenting Roundabout podcast, hosted by a colleague of mine  at About.com, Terri Mauro, the expert on parenting children with special needs. Generally every week four About.com Parenting Experts engage in a podcast on all sorts of fun and interesting topics. Along with Terri, I was joined today by Catherine Holecko, […]

Ionix Construction Toys Have Great Developmental Benefits

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Spinmaster, any and all opinions shared within this post and included video are my own. There are some new construction bricks in the toy aisle from Ionix! These construction bricks have many educational and developmental features given their unique ability to shapeshift. Though Ionix look like traditional […]

Goldieblox Construction Toy Giveaway

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

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

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

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)

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 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 […]

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 […]

Monster High Catacombs & New Monster High Dolls for 2014

Monster High dolls continue to be wildly popular with tween girls. These perfectly imperfect dolls will be able to hang-out in their own Monster High Catacombs right before the 2014 holiday season. Though there isn’t any specific retail pricing available now, the Catacombs will have room for 15 different Monster High dolls. Inside the toy […]

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