Archives for 2013

DIY Truck is Toy Of The Week

The wheels on this truck go round and round…and so do the bolts and pegs and screws. Our Toy Of The Week is DIY Truck. It’s 20% off!

With a pull string in front and a workbench in back, it’s sure to be a busy day! All the detachable wooden tools, screws and pegs bring exploration, fine motor skills and spatial reasoning into play for toddlers 18-48 mos.

To get one for your little builder, click an image…

Original DIY TruckThe Original DIY Truck

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2013 Learning Tree Toy Catalog

Deluxe Sparkle Tattoo Parlor is Toy Of The Week

Deluxe Sparkle Tattoo Parlor by Alex Toys  Turn on the glam with this week’s Toy Of The Week, Deluxe Sparkle Tattoo Parlor.

You’ll add instant rock-star appeal with all the stencil and glitter choices that come with this cool kit.


Choose from 16 reusable stencils and 8 colors of temporary glitter to apply hearts, butterflies, flowers and more on you and your friends.

Everything packs in a stylish case including glue, brushes and easy instructions.

Sparkle Tattoo Parlor

For ages 7 yrs-teen.

Indigo is Toy Of The Week

Gather the most gems to win with our Toy Of The Week!


In this exotically fun, family board game, players create twisting pathways for gathering gems and moving them along to an exit. Not every exit may belong to just one player; so building occasional alliances with your opponents could be the key to ultimate success.

Simple rules make it great for family fun.

Indigo Sparks Interactive Play
Indigo features a hexagon shaped game board on which players develop gem routes to move precious stones along paths that they develop into their collection. Players can work together or separately to lay the route tiles that provide the paths they must travel on their way to exit the board with the most gems.

Players can share routes and exits so that they can both benefit, but the game is won by the player who collects the most points from the gems successfully removed from the board. Players score three points for the sapphire gem, the most precious, two points for emerald gems and one for amber gems.

Players Can Build Alliances to Achieve their Own Success
While Indigo is a competitive game, players can work together to lay pathways in their quest to earn gems, learning about the benefit of cooperation and alliances. A strategy game that encourages players to think ahead and plan exit routes for the gems, players also learn about goal-setting, cause and effect and sharing. In some cases, shared routes mean both players earn gems rather than just one of them. Such a strategy could be the best method for winning the game.

Indigo is a hands-on game for a wide range of ages. The colorful game engages players to create a game board of treasure routes that change each time they play, since the pathways they construct will be different every game. The smooth glass gems and beautifully illustrated game board provide both tactile and visual appeal.

Indigo Game

What’s In The Box?
1 game board, 4 screens, 7 treasure tiles, 54 route tiles, 24 tokes, 24 glass gems in yellow, green and blue.

Write Your Own Storybook!

Once upon a time there lived a wonderful kit that contained everything needed to transform the simple joy of writing into a sense of pride, capturing your child’s words and illustrations in a professionally typeset and bound book.

My Own Story Book by Creatively Ever After

My Own Storybook is made by Creatively Ever After. It’s our Toy Of The Week.

Markers, simple instructions, and plenty of writing and drawing forms are enclosed along with a postage-paid envelope to send in the pages.

Your finished storybook is delivered free of charge in 4 to 6 weeks and features:

  • “About the Author” page
  • dedication page
  • up to 12 story pages with up to 20 typeset words per page

It’s never been easier to get a book published. It’s a great keepsake or gift for grandparents, caregivers, faraway friends…the possibilities are endless…just like a child’s imagination.

My Own Story Book Box

Come Celebrate National Toy Store Day this Saturday!

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Neighborhood Toy Store Day is this Saturday November 9th.

We’ll have free activities and giveaways throughout the day

Over 600 independent toy retailers from coast to coast are uniting to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day. The Learning Tree will once again participate in the event that spotlights the expert advice and service area families have come to expect from the store and its employees.

This nationwide event, held every year on the second Saturday of November, reminds consumers of the importance of independent toy stores and the value of shopping within their local community.

Shopping at neighborhood and independent retailers not only increases consumer choice, it also preserves jobs and local character. According to the 3/50 Project, for every $100 spent in local, independently-owned stores, $68 returns to the community in the form of taxes, salaries, charitable contributions, children’s educational programs and more–in contrast with only $43 dollars when consumers spend their money at a national chain.

Visit us at either location:

Corinth Square
4004 West 83rd St
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 385-1234
10am to 5pm

Park Place
11536 Ash St.
Leawood, KS 66211
(913) 498-1234
10am  to 6pm

We will also celebrate ASTRA’s 2013 Best Toys for Kids Award list during the Neighborhood Toy Store Day event. This list honors toys that deliver exceptional value and expand a child’s imagination and creativity; picked by the retail experts in the specialty toy industry.

Mini Kickboard Scooter is Toy Of The Week

Kids love the Mini Kickboard Scooter!

Orange Kickboard Scooter

This scooter delivers a thrilling ride with an emphasis on safety. Kids shift their weight to move left or right, improving their balance and coordination along the way.

Pink Kickboard Scooter

Simple steering mechanism and rear spoon brake add just the right control. Weighing in at a mere 4.3 lbs., it’s easy to carry too. So, take it along to grandma’s house or a trip to the park.

Blue Kickboard Scooter

Its high standard of safety is a result of its closeness to the ground and its simple steering mechanism. Three wheels provide a very stable ride.

Comes in Green, Orange, Pink, and Blue.

Green Kickboard Scooter

A nice plus: the company has a parts replacement service so the scooter can be reliably passed on to younger siblings.

For ages 3-5 yrs.

Toddlers Have A Ball with Pic ‘n’ Pop

Tomy Pic ’n Pop is our Toy of the Week – and 20% Off!

Tomy Pic 'n Pop active toddler toyVroom. Ready, set, go.

With Tomy Pic ’n’ Pop, the race is on. Push the roller and launch the balls with a quick click of a button on the handle. Quickly, go back over the balls with the popper. The popper magically picks up the balls and sucks them up the chute, ready for the fun to start all over again.

A super fun toy for toddlers on the go,  Pic ’n’ Pop will keep little ones playing for hours on end.

• Age Range: 18 months and up

• Skill: Gross Motor Skills

• Gender: Boys and Girls

• Made of hard durable plastic with green buttons on both handles

• Includes 5 balls

• For indoor or outdoor use

• Dimensions (L x W x H): 16.5 x 6.0 x 10.25

• No batteries

Ka-Boom, It’s Demolition Lab

Demolition Lab  Build it, set your blasters, detonate and demolish with our Toy Of The Week!

Demolition Lab Triple Blast Warehouse lets you apply the science of power, force, momentum and gravity to construct and demolish any number of warehouse-type buildings. Mix and match over 60 walls, spires beams and panels—then bring them tumbling down with strategically-placed blasters.

Demolition Lab Triple Blast Warehouse

And this week only, it’s 20% off.

The instruction booklet helps kids explore the explosive principles of momentum, gravity and more while they experiment with building various structures and taking them down!

Get your own Demolition Lab at our Corinth Square or Park Place store…

or buy online here…

Demolition Lab Triple Blast Warehouse

All Magna-Tiles are 20% Off This Week

We love Magna-Tiles, and so do kids. So, we decided to put ALL our Magna-Tile sets on sale this week.


Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32-piece set

Magna Tiles Clear Colors 48-Piece DX set

Magna-Tiles DX 48-Piece set

Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100-piece set

Magna-Tiles Opaque Colors 100-piece set


are all 20% off this week!*

*While supplies last.

Magna-Tiles foster patterning, shape recognition, 3 dimensional thinking, building skills and fine motor skills. Whether you use the instructions provided in the idea guide book or let your imagination run wild through open-ended creative play, Magna-Tiles allow young minds to experience and understand basic math, science and creative concepts.

Here’s a link to all the sets on one page.