January 10, 2017 Newsletter


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It’s OK to Feed Me

Dino at The Learning TreeAt both our Corinth Square and Park Place stores, Learning Tree customers are greeted at the door by a giant Dino Big Belly Bank. It’s fun to watch coins zig-zag down his long neck and land with a PLOP in his belly. For some customers “feeding the dino” is a ritual when they enter or leave the store. But what happens to all those coins? Here’s what…

Each year we pick a couple of local children’s organizations to donate to, and we’re looking to you for suggestions in 2017.

Have a suggestion of a local organization that would benefit young children from the metro area? Please send the name and a brief description of the organization to janegirson@the-learning-tree.com and we’ll consider your idea. We’re a local, family owned toy store and we’re committed to our community. The Learning Tree supports dozens of individual schools, kid focused organizations and child-centered community projects all year long.

Drop Everything at the Learning Tree!

Happy BottomsWe are a drop off center for local charity, Happy Bottoms Diaper Bank. Has your toddler reached the potty-trained milestone?

Or maybe your baby has moved on to a bigger sized diaper? Drop your unneeded diapers by the Corinth Square Learning Tree and we’ll help get them on their way to families that can use them.

The Giving Brick
We are also a drop off center for The Giving Brick, a Kansas City based, non-profit organization that collects used LEGO bricks to give to kids in need. They will take sets in any condition and with missing pieces.

Register for Winter Music in Me Classes

The Learning Tree welcomes back Music in Me for an eight week Winter Session in the Rainbow Room at Corinth Square beginning Wednesday January 18th. Music in Me was created by Kit Smith (PHS Early Childhood Educator), Joy Steincross (Professional Musician/Accompianist) and Andie Weisz (lifelong music and child enthusiast).

Music In Me teachersAndie, accompanied by Joy on keyboard, will lead you and your child in a lively parade of original songs that encourage singing, playing and social interaction.Their goal is to provide interactive music classes that educate through play, develop a love for music, and give you a front row seat (literally) to witnessing how the power of music connects you to your child and builds brain function. Click for registration information.

January Activities Coming Your Way…

Tuesday Jan. 17, 10:30am Corinth Square: New Storytime Day for Corinth Square begins. Come join Miss Beth for stories and activities! No sign up needed.

Saturday Jan. 28 – Sunday Jan. 29: It’s National Puzzle Day on Sunday, so we’ll have our puzzles out all weekend. Come in and help us piece one together. Then, take a guess at the number of pieces in our puzzle jar and win your own puzzle from the Learning Tree! Watch for Facebook puzzle give-aways. PLUS get 20% off all kinds of puzzles Sat. and Sun.!

Tuesday Jan. 31: Inspire your Heart with Art Day! Create, make, and take on this special day ending the first month of the year. Info coming soon!

Valentine's DayPsssst, want to tell someone you love them? We’re ready for Valentine’s Day at the Tree. We’ll even wrap in red, and pink with a fancy ribbon!

Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities. We’ve made it easy to sign up online! Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

Our NEW Weekly Schedule of Learning Tree Fun:

Tuesdays at 10:30am – Corinth Square: Storytime with Miss Beth
Wednesdays at 10:30am – Park Place: Storytime with our Toy Experts
Thursdays at 10:30am – Corinth Square:
Music and Movement with Jenny (No Reservation Needed: $5/Class)

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