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June 22, 2010

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ALEX, the premier award-winning brand of creative toys and children's lifestyle products, has seven categories of toys: art, crafts, bath, style, play, ALEX Jr. for baby, and ALEX Little Hands for preschoolers.

The ALEX Jr. Collection for baby has unique toys that allow your baby to explore and encourage fine motor skills. I think the "I Can Cook" and the "Hug a Puzzle" are so neat!

The ALEX Little Hands Collection for preschoolers has learning toys and skill builders, games, and craft kits. A couple of my favorites are the "Learn to Dress Monkey" and the "Talk of the Farm".

ALEX sent us this Button Art kit for the Celebration! You choose from 10 pictures to complete by putting the buttons in their matching colored circle. It comes with 10 picture cards, 46 buttons, and a storage tray.  B had so much fun completing the pictures how they were supposed to be done and then again in his own creative way. Then, we also used the buttons and the tray to sort by color, make patterns, and play Guess the Letter or Number.



The pictures are vibrant and interesting which immediately got B's interested. He loved the 2 eyeball buttons that came in the kit. The chunky buttons are well made and can be manipulated easily, which makes this a perfect independent activity for a preschooler. The only thing that I would change would be to make the buttons primary colors instead of florescent. B has a hard time distinguishing between bright yellow and lime green and it might also be difficult for a child just learning the colors. The age on this Button Art kit is 2+ and I think it would make an awesome gift for a 2 year old! It provides the opportunity to work on colors, one to one correspondence, and fine motor skills.

Do you want to win a Button Art kit from ALEX?

Here's How to Enter: (You must be a follower/subscriber of The Activity Mom to enter.)

Mandatory Entry:
Visit ALEX's website and browse their selection of unique and awesome toys. Leave me a comment and tell me what toy you'd love to have for your child.

Extra Entries:
Become a fan of ALEX on facebook
Follow ALEX on twitter
Become a  member of our new community, Mom Loop.
Spread the word about the 1000 Readers Celebration and leave me a link.

 **I will select a winner using Random.org, so be sure you leave a separate comment for each entry!

The contest starts now and ENDS Thursday, June 24th at midnight. The winner will be announced here, and emailed (your email MUST be in each comment/or enabled in blogger). The winner must reply to my email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.


I was sent a Button Art kit to review. These views and opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way!

80 comments:

  1. I love everything. The Pals Stickers For The Tub look like fun.

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  2. I am a member of Mom Loop!

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  3. I am following Alex Toys on Facebook.

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  4. I am following Alex Toys on Twitter.

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  5. I posted on Twitter http://twitter.com/jdaniel4smom/status/16768584304 .

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  6. I would love their giant art jar:

    http://www.alextoys.com/product/126959/170WX/_/Giant_Art_Jar

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  7. I'm following ALEX on twitter

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  8. and I'm a member of Mom Loop

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  9. I follow and I like the learn to dress kitty

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  10. Alex fb fan (michelle b)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  11. follow alex toys on twitter (chelleb36)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  12. The magnetic artist easel would get the most use at our house!

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  13. I'd love the button art kit!

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  14. So fun! I think the Monster toss game would be good, and would keep ball throwing in the house to a specific target and not all over!

    jltreasure at gmail

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  15. String a farm activity would be fun :)

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  16. I 'liked' Alex Toys on FB :)

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  17. It's so hard to decide! I would love one of the stringing sets, either ABCs, farm, or String and Beep. I love all of the activities in the "Play and Learn" section and also love the bath toys!

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  18. I blogged about your giveaways and 1000 reader celebration here:http://babybrainstorm.blogspot.com/2010/06/activity-mom-site-and-giveaways.html

    jltreasure at gmail

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  19. I became a fan of Alex Toys on FB

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  20. ohhh, i love the monster clompers, the monkey balancing board, and the hopscotch mat. . . i have an active tot who loves things like that!

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  21. I love the Zoominoes Game
    a_heart4home at yahoo

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  22. follow Alex on twitter @heart4home
    a_heart4home at yahoo

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  23. shared
    http://somegreatgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/06/1000-readers-celebration-giveaway-event.html
    a_heart4home at yahoo

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  24. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/heart4home/status/16780853782
    a_heart4home at yahoo

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  25. I would love these button boards for my son. Pick me!!
    marioandretti@hotmail.com

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  26. I would love to have the Little Jumpers Trampoline!

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  27. I am a fan of Alex Toys on Facebook.

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  28. I follow @alextoys on Twitter @couponlover16.

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  29. We need some new tub toys in this house!! Cool website!


    JNJ2214@aol.com

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  30. AnonymousJune 22, 2010

    I would like the work bench & easel for my son. I would also like the alphabets.

    shafinazpatankar at yahoo dot com

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  31. What fun toys and things! I would love to have some of the fun toys for my baby!
    latergirl@gmail.com

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  32. I thought the Stack-A-Cake was pretty cute!

    lwflorence AT gmail

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  33. I am a fan of Alex Toys on Facebook.

    lwflorence AT gmail

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  34. Wow, everything looks amazing, how do I choose! I really like the match and stack blocks. I can see those being a hit at my house!
    dean_jd@msn.com

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  35. I am a fan on facebook

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  36. That magnetic table top easel looks awesome!

    snbjork@gmail.com

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  37. I follow your blog! So many of the toys on the ALEX website look great, but I'm really eager to try the button art kit!

    lilypotterknits (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. Sure now we are wearing flip flops but soon the closed toe shoes will be back. :P The ONE, TWO TIE MY SHOES will definitely be useful in our house!!

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  39. Jennifer G.June 22, 2010

    I like the balance board!

    groves.jennifer@gmail.com

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  40. Jennifer G.June 22, 2010

    Like on FB.

    groves.jennifer@gmail.com

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  41. I want everything!!!
    The Monkey Balance Board looks like fun!

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  42. For that first comment-- I am a subscriber in my google reader!!

    I follow Alex Toys on twitter. @FantasticFind

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  43. My daughter would love the Completer Cook Set.

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  44. These two are really neat! My ABC Zoo and the My Sandbox
    Thanks!! Kelly K

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  45. My daughter would enjoy the Paint A Pinwheel - Fairy Princess. After she was finished crafting, she'd place it in her flower garden.

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  46. I'm a follower of AlexToys on twitter (iambrimful) and keeping my fingers crossed because my 2 yo son would love playing with the button art kit.

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  47. AnonymousJune 23, 2010

    I love the monkeying around. I think L is too small for it but hes into throwing things. All the bubble toys looks super fun and some cool bath time toys...

    Great site!

    Kim@cfg-greens.com

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  48. AnonymousJune 23, 2010

    I followed Alix site

    kim@cfg-greens.com

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  49. We would like the dress up bear!

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  50. I would like to try the Desk to Go
    bro2ice at yahoo dot com

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  51. Member on Mom Loop
    bro2ice at yahoo dot com

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  52. following Alex toys on twitter
    bro2ice at yahoo dot com

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  53. KristalynGJune 23, 2010

    i am a fan of ALEX toys on FB.
    rrgleason@gmail.com

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  54. KristalynGJune 23, 2010

    i love the "school" toys the best. the tie your shoe and the ABC zoo are two of my favorites. my 4 1/2 yr old could surely benefit from the tie your shoe and i love how the letters are inside the animals on the ABC zoo for my 3 yr old who is learning his letters.
    rrgleason@gmail.com

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  55. Oh my goodness! I LOVE the String my ABC's and the paper weaving sets. Lots of other wonderful things too.

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  56. I like the One, Two, Tie my shoe :)

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  57. My boys love to paint, so anything in the painting section would be so loved liked the My First Painting Set.

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  59. I meant to post the link, sorry. I posted about it on my blog sidebar. http://seekabalancedlife.blogspot.com/

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  60. ALEX continuously amazes me with their awesome toys and art supplies! I really like this button set, and the learn to dress kitty.

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  61. I'm following ALEX on Twitter :)

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  62. http://givinguponacleanhouse.blogspot.com/2010/06/great-giveaways-from-activity-mom.html

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  63. Oh my goodness! I teach in a 2 year old Parents Day Out program and I can't wait to shop for some Alex products this school year!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the button art (we have a similar product, but this is soo much better!) I also am a fan of the Mix Stack and Splash. Thanks for recommending such great stuff!

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  64. I would love the Prism Blocks. N loves building!

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  65. I love the lacing tools set. We're just starting lacing and my 2 yo loves tools!!

    bookblogmomma at gmail dot com

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  66. Followed Alex toys on FB.
    bookblogmomma at gmail dot com

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  67. Followed on Twitter
    bookblogmomma at gmail dot com

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  68. So many choices....I love Zoominoes or Monkey Balance Board

    jhplee{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  69. Like Alex on FB

    jhplee{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  70. Followed on Twitter

    jhplee{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  71. I would love to order the finger crayons for my little girls (although I still think the featured button art kit is just the coolest)!

    sunshineprincessgirl@yahoo.com

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  72. I became a fan of Alex on Facebook!

    sunshineprincessgirl at yahoo dot com

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  73. I'd love for my daughter to have the Color A Tote Bag - too cut! Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly D. - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I'm a facebook fan of ALEX. (Kelly Deaton)
    Kelly D. - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I follow ALEX on twitter. (@dkad23)
    Kelly D. - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. AnonymousJune 24, 2010

    love the puppet theater!
    jodibanocy at gmail dot com

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  77. I became a fan of alex on facebook!
    jodibanocy at gmail dot com

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  78. I love their bath toys!

    juliecerdas at gmail dot com

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