Red Sox Books for Kids

Disclosure: This post featuring a new Red Sox Book for Kids contains an affiliate link. When the holidays come we often end up searching toy stores for all sorts of toys, tablets and technology. However, I try every year to put a few keepsake books under the tree that we might not otherwise buy throughout the […]

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 […]

The Mandala Coloring Book Review & Giveaway

As a school system professional, I never could have imagined that when I decided to become an occupational therapist, that I could potentially be put in a situation of risking my life helping students while working in the school system. With all of the recent school shootings and the murder of a Danvers High School […]

The Everything Kids Learning Activities Book Review (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I received a free sample of this book in order to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. Commercially “back to school” is often associated with stressfully garnering all types of supplies that schools require like backpacks, glue, scissors, and markers.  Within weeks, we will all be back in the daily grind of our […]

The Elf on the Shelf

All of my friends with older children have raved about The Elf on the Shelf.  Seriously, Santa is ingenious. Sending little elves to watch over our little ones throughout the holiday season as spies to report back to him on whether they are being naughty or nice, is just plain awesome. My sister bought Gavin […]

Mr. Biggs in The City Book Review

Okay parents, how many dozens of children’s books do you read a week? I have been so impressed with some of the detailed illustrations recently in books, that it made me think, without these talented individuals creating the pictures that tell the story, the most amazing words in the universe would be rendered meaningless. And […]

LaRue Across America: Postcards from Vacation

Dear Mr. Mark Teague, I recently had the pleasure of reading your latest book LaRue Across America: Postcards from the Vacation. Being a dog lover, I am really not very fond of cats, so I can totally sympathize with how the dog, Ike LaRue, really feels. His mother, Mrs. LaRue tries to be a “do […]

Where’s Walrus?

Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I’ve been struggling with the idea of whether this is a gift giving holiday or not. It seems that no matter what as parents we decide, there will be friends and family members in our lives that turn these little holidays into these types of gift giving events. […]

Fisher Price iXL Learning System

The Fisher-Price iXL Learning System is a portable, hand held learning tool for children ages 3 – 7. This is a combination device! It will play downloaded music, store individual photos, read digital story books and allows children to practice writing letters, words and numbers on the notepad. The drawing stylus allows children to draw […]

How to Help Your Family Make Positive Mealtime Choices! (Giveaway)

This past Wednesday, I was invited to attend an event sponsored by Isis Parenting celebrating the development of their new 6000 square foot location in Hanover, MA. Isis Parenting sponsored the event with Alan Greene, M.D. as he spoke about his book, Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, […]

Do I purchase the Leap Frog Tag Jr. or Tag Reading System for a 3 year old?

My best friend called as she was searching for a holiday gift for her nephew, who happens to be three years old. Her question: do I purchase him the Leap Frog Tag Jr. Book Pal or the Tag Reading System? Based on the age suggestions for each product, he is on the older range for […]

Leapfrog Tag Junior review by Toy Queen

Leapfrog Tag Junior is a great way to foster the love of learning and reading for 2-3 year olds. The Tag Jr. set comes with the book pal and a board book. 5 different books can be downloaded to the same book pal through the use of a USB cord that comes in the package. […]

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