Keri is a full-time pediatric occupational therapist. With more than 17 years of clinical experience, professionally Keri specializes in working with infants, young children and their families by promoting developmental milestones in clients’ homes, in the public school system and in the community.
Over time it was clear that Keri had developed a talent for finding developmental toys that promoted a child’s educational skills, in fun, natural and playful ways. So Keri, along with her husband Derek, a photographer and multimedia specialist, decided it was time to put both of their talents together to create a resource for all parents, and ToyQueen.com was developed.
ToyQueen.com and its various social media channels (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) provide content that is created by a mother with a professional background in child development. This online resource reviews toys, games, attractions, events, movies, experiences and baby products for their developmental qualities.
The goal is to help all parents and caregivers learn practical ways to play with their children everyday through unique products and experiences.
Keri is the main content provider for the Toys site at- The Spruce.com. She has been creating toy coverage since 2011 in this role, which was formerly known as the Toys site at About.com. In February 2017, this site rebranded to The Spruce. Content Keri writes about toys and games for children of all ages, receives over 1 million page views per year.
Keri has been featured as a contributing writer in various toy, parenting and juvenile product blogs and resources including Understood.org, Time to Play Magazine and the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association.
Keri attended ChiTAG as an ambassador for the Chicago Toy and Game Group in 2015 and 2016, and has spoken on social media panels, sharing her knowledge of the industry to members of the toy, game and inventor group.
Keri has utilized her expertise to provide consultation for product and brand development with companies.
Live television media segments include:
Keri has made media appearances in public providing seminars to parents on topics such as various ways to play with an infant. She has appeared on a variety of live web shows including NECN, Huffington Post Live and Better TV. Keri ghost writes and contributes content to companies looking to enhance their social media strategy and blog posts. She has been quoted as a source on websites such as Care.com, The Toy Industry Association and Cafemom.com.
Clients and brands Keri has worked with include: Hasbro, Mattel, Mega Brands, LEGO, LEGO DUPLO, Disney Consumer Products, Disney Movies, Disney Parks, Toyota (#SiennaDiaries), PBS Kids, Dreamworks, Chobani, Coppertone, Brookstone, Proctor & Gamble, Best Buy, Stonyfield, CVS MinuteClinic, HP, Samsung, and the Boston Red Sox.
Keri and her family attended the Social Media on the Sand, an invite-only blogging and social media conference hosted by Beaches Turks and Caicos, in October 2014 and 2015.
She and her family will attend Family Forward at Universal Studios in August 2017, which is an invite-only event hosted by Mom It Forward.
Keri, her husband Derek, and their curious elementary school aged son Gavin, used to live in the Greater Boston area, but have since relocated to Dallas, Texas!
Contact Keri at: Keri@ToyQueen.com
In addition to product reviews and giveaways, Keri is available for spokesperson roles on national television, new toy/game product consultation, speaking at events, hosting/attending Twitter parties, providing sponsored posts, brand ambassadorship and developing video content. If you are interested in sponsoring Keri to attend various conferences or inquiring about advertising and developing a working relationship with ToyQueen.com please contact: Derek@ToyQueen.com.
Do you see an image or video clip photographed by Derek Wilmot Photography? If you would like to purchase the image for commercial usage, please contact: Derek@DerekWilmot.com