Add some ALEX to your Easter baskets!

March 20, 2013 at 12:34 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Holidays, Kid's Arts & Crafts | 3 Comments
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easterALEX crafts can be given for any occasion!We’ve selected 9 items that we think will make the perfect accessory to any Easter basket.

Despite the large amount of creativity that these products offer, the boxes are smaller in size and would make a great center pieces for your baskets. They are also valued at $5.95 – $13.95, making them an easy purchase decision you won’t have to think twice about.

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NEW 2013 Product Launch Sweepstakes

March 12, 2013 at 09:00 | Posted in General, Giveaway | 6 Comments
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new products mainWe are so excited to introduce the 2013 product line! This year we have over 100 new toys in the categories of baby, bath, preschool, crafts, DIY fashion and jewelry, pretend play and outdoor toys.

How else would we celebrate but with a sweepstakes?!

Every day for 10 weekdays, from March 11th to March 22nd, we’ll feature one new product a day on this blog post. At the end of each day, five lucky entrants will win the featured toy of the day!

10 days! 10 featured products! 50 winners! Up to 40 entries per person!

Keep reading to learn how to win and come back each day!

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Five Games to Teach Telling Time

November 7, 2012 at 11:47 | Posted in Little Hands | 1 Comment
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When I went to my first grader’s orientation at school, I was surprised to hear that their new district-wide Ready, Set, Tell Time, ALEX Toys,math curriculum did not include life skills like telling time.  So I knew I had to bump time telling up on my list of things to teach my kids.

I was really excited to have a little help in that area when I received the Ready, Set, Tell Time! activity set in the mail. I was surprised to find that what I expected to be just a simple learning clock, was actually a bunch of time telling games in one set. I loved how versatile the set’s pieces were in making up time telling games and activities.

Here are 5 ways you can teach time telling with Ready, Set, Tell Time!

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ALEX Blogger Bulletin – Complicatedmama.com

May 8, 2012 at 13:54 | Posted in ALEX Blogger Bulletin, ALEX Toys | Leave a comment
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Our next guest blogger is Corine from Complicated Mama!

Featured in the  Digital Mom’s Handbook and nominated as a 2010 Nickelodeon Parents Pick Nominee, Corine has been a member of the blogging community since 2003. Corine’s Lifestyle site, Complicatedmama.com which highlights fun finds and topics for the fun, chaotic, and sometimes complicated life of mom.

Read her post Education & Imaginative Play with the ALEX Mix N Blast Volcano Set!

Education & Imaginative Play with Mix N Blast Volcano

May 8, 2012 at 13:53 | Posted in ALEX Blogger Bulletin, ALEX Toys, Educational, Indoor Play, Kid Concoctions | Leave a comment
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Over spring break, my family and I visited the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. The trip had been one that we had been planning for a long time and we were all very excited.  For my son who is 7 years old and extremely curious about science nature, the buzz about our upcoming trip, naturally stemmed to conversations about volcanos. He had lots of questions about how volcanos worked and if he would see one while we were on vacation.

Maui’s volcano has not been active in many years and is surrounded by a rainforest, so I knew getting a great view of it while we were away would be unlikely. So before we left, to further embrace his curiosity, and continue the dialogue, we broke out the ALEX/Kid Concoctions  Mix N Blast Volcano Set.

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ALEX Blogger Bulletin – BenSpark.com

April 11, 2012 at 11:57 | Posted in ALEX Blogger Bulletin, ALEX Toys | Leave a comment
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Our next guest blogger is Drew Bennett, blogger at 

Drew is a husband and lucky father of two adorable kids. He is also a photographer who recently completed seven straight years of taking a photo each day. At BenSpark.com, Drew blogs about life with his wife Allison and their children.

Read his review here: Inspiring Creativity.

ALEX Blogger Bulletin – Creative Kidstuff

March 28, 2012 at 15:22 | Posted in ALEX Blogger Bulletin, ALEX Toys | Leave a comment
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Our next guest blogger is Happi Olson!

Happi is a wife and mother of four kids ages 5 to 15. She loves all things creative, crafty and cooking related. In her spare time she is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Creative Kidstuff, a Minnesota based specialty toy retailer.

Read her review here: On the Farm Fun for Easter.

On the Farm Fun for Easter

March 28, 2012 at 15:20 | Posted in ALEX Blogger Bulletin, ALEX Toys, Holidays | Leave a comment
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Hosting an egg hunt is a family tradition at the Olson house. Every year friends and family gather the Saturday before Easter to hunt and collect eggs filled with candy and small treasures. The fast and furious search is followed by a delicious potluck brunch and a lively round of candy and treasure swapping.  This event is always a hit, but as it has grown and in many cases grown up, hiding spots for the eggs have become harder and harder to come by. This year I decided to change things up to make the hunt harder for the older kids and even more fun for the little ones.

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The “Spoonful of Sugar” Approach to Clean-Up Time

March 19, 2012 at 11:45 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Mamma Mia Rea | 1 Comment
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In the classic film “Mary Poppins”, Julie Andrews and her animatronic bird cajole two spoiled kids into cleaning their room with a smile, a song and a little bit of magic.

She made it look so easy.

Although I’m a pretty decent singer, I have neither a magic purse or a jolly sidekick like Dick Van Dyke to psyche my kids up about clean-up time, which is why I have to remind my kids about 47,000 times each evening to clean up the living room before the toys start getting put away…maybe. I have, however, a few tricks up my sleeve which are, in fact, inspired by our favorite magical nanny.

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ALEX Blogger Bulletin – Peekababy.com

March 14, 2012 at 10:36 | Posted in ALEX Blogger Bulletin, ALEX Toys | Leave a comment
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Our next guest blogger is, Jessica Kobrin Bernstein, author of

Before becoming an “over-educated” stay-at-home mom (as she likes to put it), Jessica was a teacher. These days you can find her either chasing after her lively kindergartener and toddler or cooking something in the kitchen.

Read her review here: Using a Tots Art Start Kit to Foster Toddler Creativity.

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