An Order of Imaginative Play Coming Right Up!

July 28, 2011 at 11:29 | Posted in Play@Home Mom, Reviews | 2 Comments

We love pretend play in our house! Lori (age 4) loves to make believe it is someone’s birthday. She likes “packing” up all her toys in bags to get ready for an imaginary trip. And one of her favorite themes is making believe that she is a doctor who needs to give her patients lots of shots to make them feel better.

On a recent play date with her adorable classmate, Aeden, I knew it was the perfect time to break out the ALEX Sweetheart Café! The girls were so excited to see what was inside.

ALEX Sweetheart Cafe

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Recipe for Success… and Sidewalk Paint

July 21, 2011 at 10:54 | Posted in Kid Concoctions, Outside Play, Play@Home Mom, Recipes | 1 Comment

There’s a new book out by ALEX called Kid Concoctions: Weird Wacky & Wild Stuff You Can Make At Home! written by John E. and Danita Thomas. It is filled with all sorts of easy-to-make at-home concoctions. What kind of concoctions you ask? Things like slime, paints and even toys that kids can make on their own using everyday household items. I have the book and tried out the Super Sidewalk Paint with my girls.

ALEX Super Sidewalk Paint

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Perfect Day for a Picnic!

July 18, 2011 at 12:42 | Posted in Outside Play, Play@Home Mom | 2 Comments

After days and days of rain it was finally gorgeous outside today, so we decided to have a picnic. A pretend picnic, of course!

ALEX Picnic Basket

I gave Lori her new ALEX Picnic Basket and she was SO excited to open it right up. She laid out the little tablecloth and set up the saucers and cups for all us girls to enjoy! The picnic set has bright and pretty colors. The best part is that the cups and plates are made of tin so they can’t break and they still make fun clinking sounds when you make a toast. Julie totally loved that part! Continue Reading Perfect Day for a Picnic!…

Tips on How to Survive a Road Trip!

July 14, 2011 at 14:03 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Family Time, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment

This summer, our family decided to take a long road trip! I was a bit nervous about traveling with the two girls (Lori, 4 years and Julie, 18 months). We don’t have a mini-van or fancy backseat DVD players; we just have our trusty sedan. But with some advance planning, clever packing, and a few tricks up my sleeve, we happily made it to our destination. You can too!

Sometimes if Julie is feeling sad in the car, Lori sings to her to cheer her up. It is so sweet! This time, Lori and I sat down the day before our trip and made a “play list” of songs that she could sing to Julie. We made sure to draw little pictures with ALEX® Crayons and My Scribble Pad to reference the songs; this way Lori could “read” them herself.

ALEX Car Valet

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I Bag Your Pardon!

July 12, 2011 at 15:00 | Posted in Family Time, Kid's Arts & Crafts, Little Hands, Play@Home Mom | 2 Comments

We LOVE doing crafts at our house. I am a crafter (for work and pleasure) and my daughters, Lori, age 4, and Julie, age 1.5, come running over to join in whenever I break out my supplies. That is probably why I’m obsessed with the ALEX Little Hands craft kits; they are all projects that Lori can do on her own, without creating a huge mess, and be proud of. We recently tried out the Paper Bag Puppets kit – check it out…

When she opened the box, we found 5 individually packed projects. Every paper bag comes with the corresponding stickers and punch-outs that are needed to craft them into adorable animals! The kit also includes colorful picture instructions and jumbo-sized glue stick. Lori was thrilled that the glue stick was bright pink and dried clear.

Paper Bag Puppets

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Happy 4th of July from ALEX Toys!

July 4, 2011 at 10:51 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Holidays | Leave a comment

Contest: We’re looking for our July Birthday Boy or Girl of the Month!

July 1, 2011 at 12:33 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Contests | 31 Comments

We at ALEX Toys love birthdays! Balloons, smiles, games- how can we not get excited when our youngest customers step into a new year of life?

Every month we select one child to send a birthday gift to. Does your child have a July birthday?

How to enter: Post a comment with the age your little one is turning along with a link to an ALEX Toys product that you love. Please choose from: http://www.ALEXToys.com

One person’s child will be sent a special birthday gift!

The winner of the ALEX July Birthday giveaway is Melissa and her daughter Olivia who turned 4 on July 9th. Olivia chose the ALEX Yum Yum Crafty Fun kit as her prize. Congratulations!

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