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 […]

Monsters University Coloring Activities

Summer activities that get your children reading, writing and maintaing all those academic skills they’ve perfected throughout the course of the year can be challenging. Pairing them up with current interests like current toys and movies is a great way to motivate kids to keep drawing and writing. With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University movie a […]

Teaching Kids to Write With Kids Writing Apps

Everyday as an occupational therapist I’m teaching kids to write letters, numbers and draw pictures.  For most of the children I work with who are challenged by how they hold a pencil, or the ability to pay attention, it’s a daunting task, often met with refusal, especially when I hand over the dreaded pencil and […]

Aquadoodle: The Safest Way To Teach Kids About Coloring

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am a huge lover of Aquadoodle, especially when working with toddlers, because I think it’s one of the safest ways to teach kids about coloring without the worries or fears of damaging any walls or furniture. Using the water filled pen, kids draw on the […]

Shrinky Dinks

What do you think of when you hear the word, “Shrinky Dinks?” For those of you with your heads out of the gutter, you will be instantaneously wisked away, I think, to your childhood years and specific commercial of kids peering into an oven watching their creations shrink to a tiny size. I must not […]

Griffin LightBoard Case and LightBoard Trace App

Griffin Technology is a company you might not know by name, but you would probably recognize many of the accessories they develop to keep our mobile devices charged and secure while at home or on-the-go. So — here is one of their newest concepts. What if you could transform your iPad so that your children […]

Constructive Playthings Clay Center with Play-Doh Giveaway!

My review this month for Constructive Playthings is the Clay Center with Play-Doh.  Since I am an occupational therapist, hand strengthening and fine motor coordination are my thing, so I couldn’t wait to review this as we gear up for “Back to School!” The Clay Center with Play-Doh comes with LOTS of items that include: […]

SpinMaster’s Glodoodle Review by Toy Queen

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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! […]

Spinmaster Interview on Chixos Toy by ToyQueen

Ben from Spinmaster gives an overview of some of their great toys including ChixOs, Aquadoodle, Moon Sand and Glodoodle. Tweet

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