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 […]

The YBike Pewi: a Fast, New, Toddler Ride-on Toy!

Gavin, who is now 19 months, has learned a new word in our house over the last few days. From the moment his feet hit the floor in the morning or when we come home after daycare, he immediately runs over to the YBike Pewi, yelling, “Bike, bike!” He immediately hops aboard and starts racing […]

Sassy Stay Clean Silly Squirts Tub Toys

Are you looking for some cute, adorable stocking stuffers this week? Sassy has created the Stay Clean Silly Squirts Tub Toys.  The set includes a yellow cat and a blue fish that actually break apart into two separate pieces.  You take them apart, fill them with water and then re-attach them by pushing them together.  Squeeze […]

Hasbro ToyFair Event New York City

Today we had the pleasure of being invited to the Times Center in New York City to preview Hasbro’s newest products for 2010. Though I always knew that Hasbro represented a multitude of brands, seeing them all under one roof and in one room was exciting to think about all the fun to be had […]

SpinMaster’s Glodoodle Review by Toy Queen

SpinMaster’s Glodoodle Review by Toy Queen Tweet

Crayola TaDoodles Drop and See Review by ToyQueen

Crayola TaDoodles Drop and See Review by ToyQueen This is part of the Beginnings Baby Collection and it incorporates the Tadoodles balls into a nice storage compartment on the side. The balls included are Yellow, red and blue. Children are working on grasp and release skills from the ages of 9 months and up, which […]

ToyQueen’s Top 12 Holiday Toys for 2009

With the holidays fast approaching and in the spirit of gift giving, I’ve created a list of my 12 favorite educational toys. Toys were chosen based on their ability to combine fun, and developmental value over time. Most of these toys have multiple uses and can be used with a variety of different age groups! […]

Baby Genius Interview at Time to Play Showcase by ToyQueen

At Time To Play Magazine Holiday Toy Preview in New York City, ToyQueen Keri Wilmot interviews Larry Balaban from Baby Genius about the developmental aspects of their toys and the Circle of Education curriculum. Larry Balaban of Baby Genius has helped to develop preschool and role play toys that empower parents to be successful in […]

Gamewright Ringo Flamingo Review by Toy Queen

Fun game to play at school or as a family that works on a child’s fine motor skills to develop coordination, speed and dexterity. Also Incorporates math with simple addition and subtraction based on how many life savers land onto the gameboard. Tweet

ShiShuStyle Baby Blanket review by ToyQueen

ShiShuStyle Baby Blanket review discussing self calming techniques and the benefits of a quality blanket for babies. Review provided by Keri WIlmot aka ToyQueen Tweet

Fine Motor Ideas- Baby Registry Hidden Gems

We’ll be closing out the month with some of my most favorite fine motor toys that are a great addition to any baby registry gift or for purchase for your infant. Sassy Wrist Rattles- $6.00 These cute, crinkly, bright rattles attach with velcro to an infant’s wrist. When babies are first learning to move they […]

Boppy Pillow – Baby Registry Hidden Gem

Boppy Pillow– $35.00 When infants are born, one of the first skills they begin to develop during the first few months of life is called midline development, which is the ability to bring their hands to their mouth, or their hands together at the center of their body to play with their fingers. Many people […]

Items to Promote Motor Skills, Hidden Baby Registry Gems Part III

Every Monday in August I am posting some cost effective toy suggestions that could be included on a baby registry or purchased with confidence for a unique baby shower gift. Here are a few inexpensive suggestions to promote an infant’s skills for head control through tummy time, as well as their visual tracking and grasping/reaching […]

Lauri Toys Pegboard Review by ToyQueen Keri Wilmot

Lauri Pegboard – Click to watch in HD Using the Lauri Pegboard works on grasp and release patterns with children over the age of 18 months. These colorful pegs are placed into the foam board. The pegs stack on top of one another to work on building a tall tower, which can promote upper extremity […]

Helping To Soothe Baby – Hidden Baby Gems – Part II

Kiddopotamus Swaddle Me – $10-20 depending on size, fabric Fool proof swaddling! You can keep the top swaddled to change a diaper, or even swaddle the baby while in the swing or in the car seat! Swaddling provides nice firm input, similar to that of being in the womb, which can help your baby […]

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