Our Christmas tree is covered almost entirely with homemade ornaments – salt dough ornaments, hand-sewn and hand-colored ornaments, cardboard and construction paper ornaments, jingle bell ornaments, and, of course, paper chains. I love seeing our simple ornaments and remembering the fun we had making them together! We got a little fancy this year with this fun Very Merry … [Read more...] about Kid-Made Ornaments with ALEX Toys!
The Science of Sound for Kids I remember learning about sound waves in middle school science, and the teacher using a slinky to demonstrate how the waves would travel from one side of the room to the other. Our ALEX Toys Talking Tubes were the perfect way to give the kids a little demonstration in how sound waves travel this week! As a blogger for ALEX Toys, I get to select … [Read more...] about Science for Kids: The Science of Sound
There are a few ways of making bouncy balls at home, but this kit from ALEX Toys is definitely the easiest I’ve seen! Since I blog for ALEX Toys, we get sent a bunch of their products to try; we received a mini version of this kit in the Slimy Sticky Silly Stuff Kid Concoctions set, along with a bunch of other cool activities like the volcano I featured in this post. Note: … [Read more...] about Making Bouncy Balls!
At the beginning of the summer, Emma came to me with a problem: she didn’t know how to tell analog time. She had a unit on telling time in school, and did fine on her test, but the concept behind the answers hadn’t stuck. Luckily, I was one step ahead of her – ALEX Toys had sent us a Ready, Set, Tell time! (affiliate link) set to review! This teaching kids to tell time kit … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids to Tell Time
I love multi-functional toys, and this 3D Cityscape by ALEX Toys that we were sent to review doubles as a play mat is a favorite in our house, inspiring hours of imaginative play! My kids and I have always loved big floor puzzles, and the 3D buildings add to the fun! I especially like that the different buildings are interchangeable, so you can move them to different … [Read more...] about A Puzzle that’s a Play Mat