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 […]

Meet Chomp Stix: Training Chopsticks for Kids

When I was wandering the aisles of Toy Fair one of the most exciting “toys” I found were Chomp Stix. Chomp Stix are 3 different types of training chopsticks for kids. Aside from the obvious, that they are a fun alternative to a fork, there are other reasons why items like Chomp Stix, aside from […]

Glue Dots Review & Giveaway

Glue Dots provided samples free to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own. Being a pediatric occupational therapist, my daily work life revolves around  color, cut, glue, rinse and repeat. I couldn’t work without a good pair of scissors, some crayons, mechanical pencils and glue sticks. So every year in August I […]

Minecraft Toys & Activities

If you have a son or know boys that are ages 7 and up, Minecraft is the newest technology rage. Through apps, video games and computer programs, children build virtual worlds. While this game has been the most popular with older middle school and high school aged students for years, I’m hearing of children younger […]

Family Doodle Book Review & Giveaway

Traveling from school to school working with children of all ages on writing and drawing, there are a few invaluable resources that have permanent homes inside my work bag. The Family Doodle Book is one of the latest. If you have a child who struggles to write,  homework and those dreaded “open responses” that are […]

Hottest Toys for 2013

Since February at Toy Fair when the new toys are debuted, I’ve been compiling a list of my favorite toys of the year for 2013. So for those of you who are ready to embark on your holiday shopping, planning for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals or even if you are a last minute […]

Doodle Art Posters

Disclosure: PlaSmart provided me with Doodle Art Posters as samples to facilitate this review. Did you know that as a pediatric occupational therapist, it’s my job to color. Seriously, one skill of my job description includes teaching children how to hold their pencil, marker or crayon the right way so they can demonstrate enough muscle […]

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 […]

Wet Ones Sticky Situation (Contest)

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 […]

Day Out With Thomas at Conway Scenic Railroad (video)

Here is the photo gallery of our trip to Day Out With Thomas at Conway Scenic Railroad! Last weekend our family spent the morning at the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, NH for “A Day Out with Thomas!” Though my son is not a fan of the Thomas the Train television show (yet), we […]

Rose Art Color Blanks

Color Blanks by Rose Art allows both children and adults the ability to design their own unique, three dimensional plastic figurines using clay, stickers, paint and markers! There are several different Color Blank figurine kits that include themes like monsters, pets, bunnies, frogs, ducks, reindeers, snowmen, and pumpkin heads!  Inside each Color Blank kit are […]

ALEX Moody Monster Manor App Review & Monster Bingo Giveaway

One of the biggest differences we saw at Toy Fair this year was how many toy companies not only showcased their new products, but many have dived into the development of iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps for children to enhance their visibility. ALEX has been one of the standout toy companies in this arena. […]

Super Wikki Stix Giveaway

A few months ago I had the pleasure of reviewing several Wikki Stix products.  I have been using Wikki Stix in all sorts of capacities as an OT with preschool and elementary school aged children for the last decade. Wikki Stix are strips of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline food-grade, non-toxic wax, the kind used […]

Crunch Art Review

Parents, I see the look on your faces when I show up to your house or your child comes home from school and they are covered from head to toe in what ever sticky art project they completed. Sometimes, we all just need a way to help kid’s expand their creative minds, minus the mess. […]

Moon Dough Magic Zoo

Hello Moon Dough lovers! I just received Spinmaster’s latest addition to the Moon Dough family,the Moon Dough Magic Zoo! I reviewed the Moon Dough Barn Yard a few months ago and leave it to Spinmaster to use their innovation to develop yet another fun, interactive playset! In the Moon Dough Magic Zoo, children fill either a […]

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