March 28, 2017 Newsletter

 

The Learning Tree toy stores 913-385-1234

Don’t be an April Fool and miss Big Drum Day this Saturday!

Big Drum Day

Saturday April 1st, 10:30am at Park Place.

Join the drum circle with Kristi from Kansas City Stepping Stones. She’ll be leading this FREE fun, music exploration activity, complete with big drums, musical instruments and family participation.

Kristi will give us a taste of what goes on at Music Enrichment groups she leads all over town.

“Music is truly beneficial to all kids in a wide variety of ways! Engagement in music activates both sides of our brain and can help us to learn in new ways and develop unique connections. All children have strengths and weaknesses, but our music groups will help all children to feel confident and successful. At this event, children will have the opportunity to practice important developmental skills while having fun, through singing, movement, and instrument play!”

Kristi Hanson is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and the creator of Kansas City Stepping Stones, a traveling Music Therapy and Child Enrichment service provider. Stepping Stones offers individual sessions, music groups, birthday parties and developmentally based services. Want to know more about Kansas City Stepping Stones?

Spring Catalog
Have you seen the Learning Tree Spring Catalog?

Shop local at the Learning Tree in your neck of the woods to see the Squishables Snail, plus lots of other exciting NEW items from the Spring Catalog arriving daily!

Our Spring Catalog is filled with new toys from some of our favorite toymakers, and sprinkled with a few surprises! There are toys for babies and toddlers that engage the senses. Have you ever seen Baby Paper??? Pretend play selections will nurture the imagination, and be sure to check out the pages of games and crafts to enjoy with friends and family. Then, explore the world of science. There are lots of great ideas for active “get outside” Spring fun, too.

Heck yes, I want to see the Spring catalog!

A Tisket, A Tasket…Come fill your Basket!

Lots of Easter basket goodies at the Learning Tree

We’ve got all kinds of goodies to add to your Easter baskets. Plush bunnies of all sizes, chicks, or a duckie will delight. Tuck in some sidewalk chalk or bubbles for outdoor fun. Choose a game or a book. The Learning Tree has all kinds of wonderful surprises to personalize a basket with any theme.

Spring Calendar Highlights – Take a Look:

Music’s in the Air at Park Place each Monday at 10:30am…

Join us for MusicTime Mondays at Park Place!MusicTime with Miss Pam

Our own Miss Pam, along with her puppet friend Octave-ia, will gather friends for casual music exploration and fun. Using her extensive experience as a preschool teacher, and musical talent (not to mention 21 years as a Toy Expert at the Learning Tree), Miss Pam will present music basics using her guitar, autoharp and kid-sized instruments so everyone can join in the music making.

“Music is a wonderful way for young children to express themselves and learn language skills through rhyme, rhythm, and repetition!” – Pam Farrell

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2017 Kid's Flea Market at Corinth Square Learning Tree

The Learning Tree Kid’s Flea Market is a very popular, family friendly, community event that pulls everyone in the neighborhood together!

Whether you set up a family, kid centered booth for selling or shop the market looking for bargains on kid’s stuff everyone is welcome to enjoy the morning!

The Kid’s Flea Market gives kids a chance to run their own business for a few hours and to do a little spring-cleaning in the playroom! With their spot reserved at the Kid’s Flea Market, kids can begin to collect their out-grown and gently used toys, books and games to re-sell and to plan their booth.

Through the years, we’ve seen some very creative booths and merchandising. For the second year, we’ll let you be the judges and cast your vote for BEST BOOTH to add a bit of fun to the day. Handmade signs, banners, or fancy tablecloths are all great ways to make your booth unique and to attract shoppers! The lucky kid winner will get an insiders tour of the Learning Tree and a $25 gift certificate.

Click here for details and to sign up online or call 913 385-1234 for info!

Books & BoutiquesFriday May 5, 10am – 12pm, Books & Boutiques: The Overland Park Convention Center will host St. Luke’s South 10th Annual fundraiser, Books and Boutiques. Visit the Learning Tree Booth, do some shopping, and enjoy the fashion show and luncheon. Want to know more? Visit https://saintlukesgiving.org/books

Come work with us at the Learning Tree!

Come work with us at the Learning TreeWe’ve started scouting out candidates for spring and summer positions at the Learning Tree.

Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our team? We are always looking for enthusiastic candidates to join our talented retail staff of toy and playtime experts. We’re currently interviewing for seasonal, full, and part-time openings.

Click here for an application or stop by to pick one up.

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.

We like you, do you like us? Like our Facebook page and get the Learning Tree scoop plus giveaways and fun!

Weekly Schedule of Learning Tree Fun:

Mondays 10:30am: MusicTime Mondays with Miss Pam at Park Place
Tuesdays 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Beth at Corinth Square
Wednesdays 10:30am: Storytime at Park Place
Thursday 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square, Drop In/$5

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