There Is More Than One Way To Mow A Lawn

August 30, 2011 at 09:00 | Posted in Family Time, Outside Play, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment

It was a beautiful summer day and I couldn’t t wait to pick Lori (4 years old) up from school to give her and Julie (18 months old) the ALEX Bubble Mower. I had a bubble mower when I was a kid and I remember it being one of my most favorite toys.

Right out of the box, the mower is simple and quick to assemble. Just snap together the handle, put in two batteries and you are ready to go. The mower comes with 2 bottles of bubbles, which is great because these girls were outside mowing the lawn for a better part of the afternoon!

ALEX Toys Bubble Mower

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Back to School, Already?

August 25, 2011 at 14:00 | Posted in Little Hands, Play@Home Mom, Reviews | 1 Comment

Back to school gear is everywhere now. Is summer over already? Wow, that went fast! To get Lori back into the learning groove I picked up Ready, Set, School! from ALEX. This kit looks awesome! It is jam-packed with dozens of activities to sharpen her skills: ABC’s, 123’s, cutting, coloring, stencils, lacing, tying, stickers and more! She’s going to ace pre-K!

ALEX Toys Ready, Set, School!

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What a Fine Day for Croquet!

August 23, 2011 at 16:30 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Let's Play, Outside Play, Play@Home Mom | 1 Comment

It was beautiful outside today and we decided to take advantage and play some croquet! Now this wasn’t just any old game of croquet… it was adorable Jungle Croquet by ALEX! With kid-sized mallets, silly jungle critters and wooden construction, this croquet set is so much cuter than the set my grandparents have.

ALEX Jungle Croquet

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Drama Queens and Kings

August 22, 2011 at 15:30 | Posted in Mamma Mia Rea | Leave a comment

The other day I went to the Garden State Discovery Museum, a haven of please-touch activities for kids (and their exhausted parents!). In one of the museum’s many rooms was a gigantic stage with trunks full of costumes. I watched as children of all ages transformed themselves into knights, dragons and princesses and staged an impromptu fairytale in front of our eyes. I was particularly taken by the excitement with which the kids flung themselves through the curtains with an exuberant, “Introducing… AVA MARRRRTIINNNN!!!!”

ALEX Toys Mamma Mia Rea

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Down on the Farm

August 19, 2011 at 10:19 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Little Hands, Play@Home Mom, Reviews | Leave a comment

An interactive play mat? Well, this is something my kids have never even seen before. Come to think of it, neither have I!

ALEX’s Talk of the Farm is such a clever idea! This colorful and interactive play mat with a bright red musical truck was the perfect way to engage both of my girls (18 months and 3.5 years) and to get them playing together.

ALEX Talk of the Farm

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Princesses Need to Take Baths Too!

August 17, 2011 at 10:30 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Bathtime, Play@Home Mom, Reviews, Videos | 1 Comment

I consider myself lucky that my girls love taking baths, but I know some kids (and maybe you do, too) that are less than fond of bath time. If I were a betting woman, I would wager that Princess In The Tub from ALEX would get them washing without a problem (at least for the girls!)

ALEX Princess in the Tub

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Gone Golfin’

August 11, 2011 at 09:00 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Outside Play, Play@Home Mom, Reviews | Leave a comment

Summertime is here and in many homes that means golf season! The PGA Championship starts today so Lori and I thought it was a perfect time to try out our new ALEX Mini Golf set.

ALEX Toys Mini Golf

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Green Thumbs Up!

August 10, 2011 at 12:05 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Outside Play | Leave a comment

Way back in May, we told you about the start of the ALEX Design team’s garden of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Things have really started to blossom and we wanted to share our garden’s growth with you!

ALEX Toys Design Team's Garden
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Gearing Up!

August 9, 2011 at 14:50 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Little Hands, Play@Home Mom, Reviews | 2 Comments

Who says building is just for boys?

I got Lori the ALEX Twist and Drill kit so she could learn about using a drill and a screwdriver to build things. Now I know a tool kit is not the most original gift for dad, but how cute would it be if Lori could use her new tools right next to her daddy using his new tools! Big and small tool kits for father and kid – now that is the perfect gift!

ALEX Toys Twist & Drill

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A Date to the Movies

August 8, 2011 at 09:45 | Posted in ALEX News, ALEX Toys, Family Time, Mamma Mia Rea, Media | 1 Comment

I, like many other children growing up in the 1980’s, was addicted to “The Smurfs”. What wasn’t to like about them? Cute, blue, enchanting little creatures, life in Smurf world was always perfect. Even their theme song was catchy; so catchy, in fact, it haunted you all the way through college.

ALEX Toys Smurfs Movie

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