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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We Give Thanks to ALEX/Kid Concoctions For a Great Thanksgiving Activity – Make Indian Corn Jewelry!

November 23, 2011 at 12:00 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Crafting, Family Time, Holidays, Kid Concoctions, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment
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Whether you’re looking for a fantastic project for the kids this Thanksgiving weekend or need a way to entertain them while you prepare the turkey and cranberry sauce – this is a great solution!

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An Attitude of Gratitude

November 18, 2011 at 16:36 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Blogs, Family Time, Holidays, Mamma Mia Rea | Leave a comment
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I hate to say it, but the way we celebrate Thanksgiving is not exactly conducive to cultivating gratitude in our children. We buy lots of food, maybe even some new clothes, stuff our faces and then camp out in front of the TV to digest and yell at the Giants to get the ball to the end zone. Where exactly is the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving?

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Friday Fun: Ideas from SavvyAuntie.com

March 12, 2011 at 17:33 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Family Time, Friday Fun | 2 Comments
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We all run out of ideas regarding how to keep the kids busy- especially when you’re inside more than outside during the cold winter months. SavvyAuntie.com has some great ideas for activities with the kids. Here are a few for you to check out:

Ice Cream in a Bag!

It is simply easy making ice cream in a plastic bag! Who would have thought ice cream could be so easy to make? And so tasty! The kids will be very excited to try their homemade concoctions.

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Review: My Layered Lacing

February 24, 2011 at 17:11 | Posted in ALEX Toys, All About ALEX, Little Hands, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Katie over at Katies Nesting Spot reviewed quite a few ALEX Toys.  Here’s an excerpt from her review on our Lacing Activities products:

This is an activity you can get years of fun out of. These are great for fine motor skills and getting those little fingers nimble and ready for writing.

I have to say I love the foam lacing shapes. I wish I’d purchased these for her before. I like them a lot better than the wooden or cardboard lacing shapes I was more familiar with. The foam has a little give in it. As toddler hands push and pull on it, it can move a little and sometimes that has enabled my daughter to be able to get the lace through. The pliable nature of the foam makes this a more enjoyable activity for her and I’m not worried about things tearing as it snaps back into place. This product, and many others also by ALEX Toys has also won the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval.

Read the rest of the review here: http://katiesnestingspot.blogspot.com/2009/07/alex-toys-review.html

My First Lacing Farm

Review: Undercover Super Sleuth Kit

February 10, 2011 at 16:45 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Carrie at 5 Minutes for Books, a 5 Minutes for Mom website, reviewed our Undercover Super Sleuth Kit.

“This kit is amazing! It’s perfect for one child, or for multiple children to share together. There are two code wheels so that the ah hem, children, can write and crack their own codes.

There are code files, teaching children how to hide secret messages with the use of a telephone, using a scytale, Morse code, a code grid, etc., etc., etc. They can learn how to write and make use of over 10 different codes to communicate something like, ‘The neighbor forgot to take out his trash last week. What do you think that means?’ The possibilities are endless!”

We’re so glad she enjoyed it! Read the rest of Carrie’s review and enter to win a kit of your own here: http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/2796/undercover-super-sleuthdetective-kit/

Friday Fun: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

January 29, 2010 at 15:51 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Family Time, Friday Fun, Holidays | Leave a comment
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! With about two weeks until the big day, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you’d like to celebrate with your children.

The final product!

Chocolate covered strawberries are an easy, fun, and delicious way to enjoy February 14th with your youngest Valentines. Try the simple recipe below! If you can’t get strawberries in the winter, try dipping marshmallows, pretzels…whatever sounds good to you!

What you need:

12oz good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of butter
1 quart of strawberries

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Friday Fun: Random Facts

January 22, 2010 at 14:25 | Posted in ALEX Toys, ALEX Worldwide, Friday Fun | Leave a comment
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Who doesn’t love a piece of whimsical information? Wow your kids at the dinner table with these ones!

Fun Random Facts

– Karaoke means “empty orchestra” in Japan
-Cats sleep 16-18 hours a day
-Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced
-American cars beep in the tone of F
-Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump

The History of Eggnog

December 18, 2009 at 09:21 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Friday Fun, Holidays, Recipes | Leave a comment
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Eggnog is one of the most popular holiday drinks in the United States, Canada and many other parts of the world. It is usually served from November through New Year’s Day. But where did this creamy beverage come from? ALEX is here to shed some light on the mysterious concoction.

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ALEX in the Delta Airlines Gift Guide

December 16, 2009 at 09:25 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Family Time, Holidays, Media | Leave a comment
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We were so pleased to see that the Deluxe Pottery Wheel by ALEX made it into the Delta Airlines Holiday Gift Guide!

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