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The Amazing Kaleidoscopic is Toy Of The Week and 20% Off

The Amazing Kaleidoscope

Imagine looking into a new kind of kaleidoscope that you don’t have to hold up to the light!

The Amazing Kaleidoscopic has its own built-in-light show that happens as you look at the kaleidoscopic images.

You can change the color of the images using any of the 3 included liquid color chambers.

It may be the most unusual Kaleidoscope you’ve ever looked into. Whether you use it in the light or in the dark, it’s amazing. No light is needed because Kaleidoscopic has its own built-in-lighting system. When used with the 2 included liquid color chambers, the visual effects are beautiful and amazing. Use it in it’s stand or hold it in your hand. It has rubberized texture for non-slip grip.

For ages 6-12 yrs.

It’s our Learning Tree Toy of The Week and it’s 20% off this week only!

Senso Dot Balls are Toy Of The Week!

Sensory Balls by Edushape at The Learning Tree

Get Senso Dot Balls this week for 20% off!

They are our Toy Of The Week at The Learning Tree.

These super-grippy play balls are great for tiny hands. They come in a set of 4. Each colorful ball measures 4 inches in diameter and is covered with nubs for a fun sensory experience.

The balls are soft and made to enhance gross motor and tactile skills, this set of 4 balls will encourage crawling, grasping and coordination. A great gift for toddlers! Older kids will like them to as they practice their throwing and catching skills.

Made by Edushape, they are recommended for ages 0-4.

Get them this week at 20% off at The Learning Tree.



Super Skipper is our Toy Of The Week – Buy It Now for 20% Off

Round and around goes the Musical Super Skipper by Kidoozie. This active toy will have kids up and skipping for hours.

It’s our Learning Tree Toy of The Week and it’s 20% off through December 3rd.

Super Skipper by Kidoozie gets kids hopping.

It’s super easy to assemble and has 3 adjustable heights for your beginning, intermediate and advance skippers, hoppers and jumpers.

Musical Super Skipper by Kidoozie

Also has 3 different speeds to skip to.

You can play alone or with a friend….just don’t let the pole hit you or you’re out! Unless of course you make up your own rules!

The Super Skipper is fun for kids 3 to 7 years old.

Working Trucks, Our Toy Of The Week

Ms. Rachel’s Pick of the Week!

Working Trucks- Magnetic Combination Trucks

Working Trucks magnetic toys

Working Trucks are great gifts for preschool age boys and girls. They can put together numerous types of vehicles, but I find it more fun to let them create whatever they’d like!

Bulldozers, fire trucks, squad cars and semis build up quickly into fun, free-rolling vehicles. 27-piece set includes 4 wheeled base units, 2 wheeled trailers, lights, cabs, bumpers, and other parts for over 20 vehicle possibilities!”

Employee Pick Of The Week – FantaColor Junior

FantaColor JuniorSarah, a toy expert at our Park Place store, chooses FantaColor Junior by Quercetti as her toy pick this week.

Fanta Color Junior by Quercetti

“The FantaColor Jr. is an excellent educational toy that is as appealing for a 2 year old as it is for the parents.  Use it to build hand-eye coordination, increase fine motor skills, and inspire creativity.  And the best part:  It’s completely self contained and easily portable!”
This award-winning kit includes 48 large chunky pegs and 16 large picture cards. Everything stores inside a convenient carry case with a handle. It’s made in Italy and is great for kids ages 2+.
With 60 years of experience creating educational toys, Quercetti has contributed to generations of children engaging in beneficial play that encourages creativity and stimulates intuitive reasoning.
Come see it at either store or check it out online.

Ready Set Stilts are Toy of The Week and 20% Off

Who doesn’t love stilts? It’s a classic toy for kids.

Ready Set Stilts by Alex Toys

Get up and go on Ready Set Stilts by Alex Toys.

Ready Set Stilts are great for beginners since they come with balancing feet that make the learning curve a bit less steep. Once kids get the hang of it, just take the feet off and replace them with the no-skid caps which are included.

Stilts are a great toy to keep kids active and improve balance and motor skills. Start ’em off active and chances are they’ll stay that way for life.

Best part? They’re 20% off this week only!

Here’s a PDF with instructions.


Red Plasma Car is Our Toy of The Week! And 20% Off!

PlasmaCarsPlasmaCars are just plain fun. Whether you’re a kid or an adult (they hold up to 220 lbs. on a smooth surface – maybe you need one for the office?) it’s human-powered locomotion.

One of the world’s best-selling kid’s ride-on-toys, the PlasmaCar’s unique and award-winning design requires no batteries, pedals, gears, or electrical parts to propel the car; you just turn the butterfly shaped steering wheel, and away you go! The PlasmaCar harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force and friction. There’s a science lesson in there…

What’s so cool about PlasmaCar?

1 – It’s quiet: You can sneak up on unsuspecting parents, pets and siblings,

2 – It’s inexpensive (it’s 20% off this week!!),

3 – It provides limitless playability

4 – Great exercise

The PlasmaCar is  a unique toy that can reach exhilarating and kid-friendly speeds of up to 6 mph. It’s pure kid energy that creates lots and lots of fun.

Here’s a video to show how it works.

OgoDisk Minis are our Toy of The Week – and 20% Off!

Toss + catch + bounce = fun!

It’s a hand trampoline for balls!  This OgoDisk 12 inch Mini Set lets the ball fly the farthest and its small target area increases difficulty. Bounce any ball — for summer fun, try it in the pool with water balloons!

And it’s 20% off this week at The Learning Tree!

Winner of Parents Choice Award 2007
Winner of TDmonthly’s Innovations Award 2007

Each set includes one bright-blue and one OgoOrange disk with one OgoSoft ball. EVA foam ring. Nylon-spandex membrane center.  Here’s a video to show you what it’s all about.

Kid’s Flea Market Was A Success! Check Out The Photos

We had perfect weather for our 3rd Annual Kid’s Flea Market this year! So much better than last’s year’s heat-fest.

We sold all our spaces, everyone had a great time, found some bargains, and from our informal survey, the sales were brisk at all the kid’s booths. [Read more…]

Summer Classes A Hit with Kids

Our week of Make It and Take It Classes has been great! Lots of creative kids came to paint, color, glue, and more.

Here’s some photos from the Foam Fliers class yesterday.

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