ToyQueen Features Best Holiday Toys for 2015 on NECN

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping, I hate to say it, but the time is now. If your kids are asking for a specific item, don’t wait until Black Friday or anytime in December. Buy them now or at least put them on layaway. While you will have to most likely pay close to […]

Healthy Food Choices at McDonalds with John Cisna #McDonaldsOpenTour

Disclosure:  After attending the #McDOpenDoorTour event, I received compensation from McDonald’s in exchange for writing this sponsored post. All opinions are my own.   Most of my adult life post-college I’ve struggled with weight. Prior to becoming married, I rode the roller coaster, gaining 30 lbs. and losing it with exercise and Weight Watchers. When I was […]

Keri Wilmot of ToyQueen.com on NECN Sharing Toy Buying Tips

The holidays were a busy time of year, but in case you didn’t see the excitement prior, here’s a link to a live news segment I participated in with Ally Donnelly of NECN at a local Walmart as part of a hot toys segment. While I’m sure the craziness of running around buying toys prior […]

Keri Wilmot from ToyQueen.com on BetterTV Kids Tech Segment

Back in December I got a really fun opportunity to be part of a television segment on the Better TV show in New York City, which is hosted by Audra Lowe. The segment, sponsored by VTech Toys, discussed some concerns that moms like myself might have about introducing a young child to technology.  Brett Larson, […]

Keri Wilmot from ToyQueen.com will now create content for the Toys site at About.com!

We have some exciting news to share! I was recently hired to create content for the Toys site at About.com. Over the past few months I have been busy creating new content for the launch. My role at About.com will include generating new content by the way of  top toy lists, blog posts, articles and […]

A Water Fountain For the Bathtub

This is one of the coolest tub toys I have ever seen! The Yookidoo Stack ‘N’ Spray Tub Fountain has been so much fun for us in the tub. After you install 3 AA batteries, it’s very easy to turn on with the touch of the orange button. It can either float in the tub […]

Can You See What I See? Bingo Link

Gamewright has developed yet another great game, Can You See What I See? Bingo Link, which is geared to fine tune a child’s observational and attention skills. This game accommodates 2-4 players, ages 6 and up. Each player gets a large hexagonal gameboard with lots of different pictures, shifted in all sorts of orientations. Players […]

Fun Toys for Exploring Outside

Need to get the kids outside to play? Need some fun toys for exploring outside in the garden and in the backyard over the next few weeks? Here are some great products by Learning Resources to add to the fun while you supervise the kids on their excursions! The Early Science Explorer Set, Ages 3 […]

Great Cars for 1-3 Year Olds!

You see children all over town, clutching their favorite hand held toys, one in each hand, and they often include any variety of  trains, Elmo’s, cars, and Disney Princesses. These little Tiny n’ Tuff cars by Mega Bloks, have been my “go to” toy to keep Gavin entertained in places like his car seat, doctor’s […]

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 […]

Cooking Up a Storm in the Kitchen!

This month from Constructive Playthings, Gavin and I have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen reviewing the Classic Wood Kitchen Stove Combo. This kitchen set is geared for children ages 3 and up.  The measurements are 23½”W x 12″D x 35½”H, which makes this set tall and narrow, so it is really more […]

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 […]

Dream Big Little Pig Book Review

I think at this point, most everyone knows the roles of Kristi Yamaguchi as a renowned Olympic gold medalist figure skater and fierce competitor who also took home the trophy as part of Dancing With the Stars! Recently, Kristi has embarked on a new adventure and has authored her own children’s story, Dream Big Little […]

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Many of you know that I make my living daily as an occupational therapist working with children.  At all sorts of events I have had the pleasure of meeting so many great people and last year at Toy Fair 2010 I met a speech pathologist, Sherry Artemenko, who writes her blog called Play on Words, […]

Smarcks Smart Blocks are definitely smarter than the average block!

I have been reviewing the Smarcks Blocks at home and on some of my home visits the past few months and I can’t even begin to describe to you how smart the technology in these blocks really is! Wait, did I just say blocks and technology in the same sentence, you got that right! These […]

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