Keriann Wilmot

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Keri Wilmot

Keri Wilmot, a pediatric occupational therapist and toys expert, writes and shares toy reviews, toy launches, and fun ways for children to play.


  • Founder and owner of, a site that covers toy recommendations and play tips
  • Years of experience reviewing toys and apps for kids, sharing information related to both the user and educational experience


Keriann Wilmot was a writer for The Spruce covering toys. A passionate toy enthusiast, she began her career as a pediatric occupational therapist. She valued the profound impact that toys and the role of play have in helping children achieve developmental milestones in such fun, natural ways. 

Wilmot's previous roles as an occupational therapist have included working in early intervention with children newborn through 2 years of age, as well as working for an outpatient hospital setting working with children with fine motor and sensory integration difficulties.

In an effort to help all parents find toys that their children would enjoy playing with, Wilmot began incorporating toy recommendations and other helpful play hints into her personal website, Her writing and work with toys has led her to many premier toy events as a media representative, including Toy Fair, where industry leaders unveil the hottest toys to hit the market within the upcoming year. 

Wilmot works with toy companies, using her developmental background and knowledge of children's play, to help companies with product development.


Wilmot has a bachelors degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

Expertise: Children's toys
Education: Quinnipiac University
Location: Dallas, Texas

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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