Posts made in March, 2013

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 in Toddlers & Preschoolers | 0 comments

ALEX and Scholastic Partner for Reading and Crafting Fun

ALEX and Scholastic Partner for Reading and Crafting Fun

Did you know that ALEX  has partnered with Scholastic in the launch of two books, Jungle Party and Moody Monsters? Written by children’s author, Jenne Simon with illustrations by ALEX, inspired by the Little Hands line, the books bring together the very best of the reading and crafting worlds for preschoolers aged 3+. Each book teaches children important kindergarten-ready skills through vibrant stories and fun, interactive toddler crafts that keep the learning and imagination going long after the book is finished! Jungle Party In this story, animals from far-off places come together in the... Read Post

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

Inspiring Creativity Through Artisitic Expression

Inspiring Creativity Through Artisitic Expression

I have been taking and posting a photo every day for seven straight years. This project has been a way for me to not only document the events of my family but to express my creativity. Creativity is what I want to help cultivate and stimulate in my children. A big part of how I do this is through artistic expression. With my daughter, she is four, we color, paint, sing and play instruments. I play like a four year old and color outside the lines take pictures at odd angles and make up silly songs. Through crafting I can see my daughter beginning to develop her sense of self, her ability to... Read Post

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Ready, Set, Bunny

Printable: Ready, Set, Bunny

All of the ALEX Little Hands products are designed specifically for preschool aged children. The Ready, Set collection gives little ones a head start building skills they need to feel confident they can succeed in school. In this craft printable we have combined the developmental skills of Ready, Set, Cut!, Ready, Set, Fold! and Ready, Set, Paste! into a fun and easy craft. It’s great way to kick off the Easter weekend while exposing your child to a positive and enjoyable learning experience.   What You Need: Safety Scissors Glue 2 Page Printable – (Click  images to download) How To... Read Post

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Eco Craft Flowers

Printable: Eco Craft Flowers

Hooray! March 20th is officially the first day of Spring. Making Eco Craft Flowers is a great way to get the kiddies into the spirit of Spring. Get out the craft supplies and make colorful flowers that will bloom even with cold temperatures outside. *Instead of using store bought craft sticks, recycle and reuse the ones from your ice pops! What You Need: Safety Scissors Glue Craft Sticks 1 Page Printable – (Click  image to download) How To Make It: ALEX has a collection of earth-friendly crafts and puzzles made from recycled paperboard, soy inks and tons of recycled materials. There are... Read Post

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Silly Soup

Printable: Silly Soup

What’s better than chicken noodle soup on a sick day? How about ALEX Silly Soup! This is the perfect craft printable for a little one to do when they are feeling under the weather or maybe it’s just too cold to play outside. Get their creative juices flowing as they stir up their very own Nosey Noodle Soup, Chunky Chocolate Chipmunk Chowder or Stinky Sock Stew. *Print 3 bowls to make them all! Here are the recipes…   What You Need: Safety Scissors Glue 4 Page Printable – (Click  images to download) How To Make It: There are new ALEX Printables coming out all the time so make sure to... Read Post

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Juice Box City

Printable: Juice Box City

Welcome to Juice Box City, population – how ever many juice boxes you can drink! Take a drive down Orange Lavaburst Lane or see what’s happening at Flashin’ Fruit Punch Park. The best part about this craft printable is the added play value. The kiddies will be happy to build an entire town that they can cruise around with their toy cars. These buildings are a great addition to any playmat,  or the little ones can continue to get creative by drawing their own roads and scenery to build around. What are you waiting for? Starting drinking those juice boxes! Get out your crafting tools and start... Read Post