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Classic Wooden ABC Blocks

ABC Classic Wood Blocks

ABC Classic Wood Blocks

We love these high-quality blocks! They are patterned after blocks from the turn-of-the-century with great animal illustrations along with the number and letters.

Made by Lindenwood, these wooden blocks are a big 1 3/4″ (44mm) cubed, and are finely crafted and painted with non-toxic inks.

Each block features a unique animal picture, a number or math symbol, and four letters (two embossed) for a total of four complete alphabets. Plenty for kids to learn their numbers and letters – and of course for stacking and building things!

Set includes 28 blocks.

These blocks are beautiful enough to decorate a child’s room as well as fun to play with and learn letters and numbers. For Ages 3+

Click here for more info or to buy.

Calico Critters Townhome

Calico Critters Luxury Townhome

Calico Critters Luxury Townhome

Price has been reduced and this beautiful Luxury Townhome is move-in ready!

Our best-selling Calico Critters home has real lights you can turn on and off!

Featuring 4 large rooms, plus a room divider to create a fifth room in the Calico Critters Townhouse. Easily opens up for lots of pretend and decorating fun.

There’s even a movable staircase and extra floor area to create larger rooms. In other words, here’s a dream dollhouse every Calico Critter family would just love to move into!

House measures 12″ x 12″ x 12″. Requires 2 “AA” batteries (not included, but you can buy them from us too).

Calico Critters and accessories sold separately. Click here to see all of our Calico Critters at The Learning Tree.

Take That Elf Off The Shelf! It’s 20% Off!

Elf On The Shelf book and doll

Elf On The Shelf book and doll

The Elf on the Shelf is made for creating family traditions, and now it’s 20% off.

This cute little elf promises to watch over kids during the day, then report to the North Pole at night. The next day he’ll return to hide in a new place.

This boxed set includes the elf and his story book.

Celebrate the season by reading The Elf on the Shelf, with the whole family. The book is richly illustrated and charmingly written in rhyme. Then enjoy the hide-and-seek activity right up through Christmas Eve, this year and for years to come.

The book measures 11 x 11 by 3 inches.

Limit 3 at the sale price. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.

The author, Carol Aebersold, along with her daughter Chanda Bell, is the author of The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition. Their first children’s storybook, The Elf on the Shelf is a charming hardbound book that shares the secret of how Santa really knows who’s been naughty or nice.

Geomags Kids Colors Are A Creative Gift For Creative Kids


GEOMAG Kids Colors 110 pc. Set

There is no end to the fun you can have with GeoMags Kids!

These building sets are great for curious and creative kids who want to explore the construction of their imagination without the frustration of pieces falling apart.

Geomag Kids Colors 44 pc. Set

Geomag Kids Colors Construction Toy 44 pc. Set

Each set contains brightly colored magnetic balls and rods, perfect for making whatever little minds can dream up. The best part is that when you are done with one creation, you can start all over again!

The GeoMags Kids Colors magnetic building toy sets come in a variety of colors and sizes and are great for anyone three years old and above.

Geomag Kids Colors 66 piece set

Geomag Kids Colors 66 piece set

Three sizes:
44pc – $19.99
66pc – $29.99
110pc – $39.99

The 110 piece set is 20% off this week at The Learning Tree!

Geomags Kids are not for children under three.

Magneatos Are A Neato Construction Set for Kids

Magneatos Building Toy

Magneatos Building Toy

Now here’s a construction set as big as a child’s imagination!

With strong magnets and easy to grab, colorful shapes, this quality building set is a classic toy that kids will play with again and again – and the high quality will keep the set in use through childhood and beyond.

Magneatos Construction Set

Magneatos Construction Set

Geared for kids 3 to 8 and beyond, kids can build houses, animals, geometric shapes….anything they can dream up. This building toy is a consistent best-seller in our KC Metro Learning Tree stores and is a 2005 & 2006 OPPENHEIM AWARD WINNER. Magneatos have been featured on NBC’s Today Show and in MONEY magazine.
Magneatos 72 piece set is our Learning Tree Toy Of The Week. So, it also has the distinction of being 20% off through November 21st.

Kids love Magneatos!

Kids love Magneatos!

So, get the Magneatos 72 piece set for just $47.99 while supplies last. Your child will thank you!

Color A Flower Bag Makes An Artful Gift

Color A Flower Bag by Alex Toys

Color A Flower Bag by Alex Toys

Get colorful with Color A Flower Bag!

We at The Learning Tree love anything that encourages a child’s creativity. That’s why we love the Color A Flower Bag by Alex Toys.

Color A Flower Bag is covered with dazzling flowers but it’s up to kids to make ’em bloom. This cool messenger bag has a shoulder strap and a built-in pouch to carry the 6 permanent markers that are included. A great gift for your little artist on the go!

The bag measures 14”W x 11”H x 4”D. Plenty big enough for books, binders and a snack.

Color A Flower Bag by Alex Toys for Ages 7 to 13 is our Learning Tree Toy of The Week! It’s 20% Off through November 15th. Limit 3 at this price. Click on the photo for more info or to buy.

ZOOB Sparkle 60 is Toy of The Week

ZOOB Sparkle 60 Building Toy

ZOOB Sparkle Construction Set

Let your creativity soar with ZOOB Sparkle,

our Learning Tree Toy of The Week!

Girls and boys can build anything from animals to space rockets to thingie-majigs! Your cheetahs will run fast, space rockets will blast off in the sky and the thingie-majigs will bend and jump in every which way imaginable!

Then, when you’re all done, just take it apart and build something new! ZOOB Sparkle 60 piece set is a great addition to your ZOOB collection or you can start a brand new one!

ZOOB Sparkle is great for kids 6 years old and up. It’s made by Infinitoy. Check it out now while it’s on sale!

Limit 3 at this price.

Gbaby Sea is our Top Toy for Babies

Gbaby Sea includes magnetic creatures and shapes for infants.

Babies can go to sea with Gbaby! This 11 piece Sea set features soft, super safe materials, making it perfect for teething as well as playtime fun.

The set includes a star, a turtle, a crab and a fish – as well as fun shapes that make a rattling sound when shaken, and the magnets inside attract or repel as if by magic, making it great fun for infants 10 months and up.

Swiss-made Gbaby uses simple ergonomic forms, helping infants develop their motor skills,  hearing and touch.

All the pieces have soft edges and are hermetically sealed, so they double as a bath toy. And if they get dirty, and they will with baby around, toss them in the dishwasher and they’ll hold up just fine.

Includes 11 pieces: 4 half round, 2 disks, 1 square, a star, a turtle, a crab and a fish. It’s our Learning Tree Toy Of The Week, so it’s 20% off through Saturday, October 31st.

Mrs. Fisher Cat Visits Storytime!

Miss Kathleen read The Leaf Man today at Storytime and who showed up?

None other than Mrs. Fisher Cat from the Calico Critters Fisher Cat family!

Storytime was lots of fun today. We had a nice group of kids at our Corinth store to hear Miss Kathleen read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

Leaf Man, published in 2005, is a beautiful and very creative book. Ehlert collected leaves in a plastic bag and photocopied them to keep their beautiful colors. She found leaves of all shapes and sizes around the country – even in Kansas City! Then she made the leaves into colllages, creating chickens, ducks, geese, pumpkins, turtles and lots more. Ever page is a different collage of brightly colored leaves.
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North Pole Camouflage is Toy of The Week


North Pole Camouflage is a very cool game.

Here’s how to play:
-Arrange six transparent puzzle pieces over one of the 48 background cards, starting with beginner and working your way up to expert
-The puzzle pieces have pictures of polar bears and fish on it
-Objective: Put the polar bear in the snow and the fish in the water without covering up the people

There are 48 challenges with 4 levels of difficulty. This game is part of Educational Insights Smart Games series. Puzzle pieces and cards store in the game board’s pull-out drawer, making this a great travel toy.

This game is not only enjoyable, but it helps kids develop problem solving skills, high cognitive thinking and spatial perception. It can be played with the whole family or by yourself.

North Pole Camouflage is easiest to use by seven-year-olds and older players, but kids as young as 5 can have lots of fun matching the pieces.

It’s our Learning Tree Toy of The Week and it’s on sale through October 24th.