Archives for April 2013

Suspend Is $15.99 This Week

Suspend game by Melissa and DougAs the package says: “Suspend is the teetering, wobbling, shifting, tipping, unbalanced balance game!” It’s a ton of fun and…

it’s our Learning Tree Toy Of The Week! So, you save 20%!

Like pick-up sticks grown up and twisted, this game will bring forth lots of oohs and aahs and oops and whoops, and some noise as they all fall down.

Enjoy it with kids and adults, and practice to get the “hang” of it!

1-4 players, the more the merrier!

Suspend makes a terrific birthday gift for kids and adults.

Click here for more info or to buy Suspend by Melissa and Doug.

Catan Junior is Toy Of The Week!

We love it when we can get younger version of much-loved games. Catan Junior lets younger players experience the world of Catan by introducing a simpler playing style.  We love it so much, we’ve made it our Learning Tree Toy Of The Week so you can take it home for 20% off!

Catan Junior board game for kidsIt is a perfect introduction to the Catan series of games for kids and families. The game takes place on a ring of tropical islands, where you can build lairs, expand your network, increase your resources and work to control 7 lairs to win the game.

Game play takes about 30 minutes.

2-4 players. For ages 6-10 yrs.

Kids Flea Market is June 1st! Sign Up Today!

Click here to register for the Kids Flea Market June 1st 2013It’s Back June 1st! Our 5th Annual Kids Flea Market

sign up NOW!

The Learning Tree is sponsoring (and marketing!) a flea market for your kids to re-sell their gently used toys, books and games.

It’s a great way for you kids to sell some books, games and toys they’ve out-grown or just gotten tired of.

The Learning Tree at Corinth Square in Prairie Village, KS will provide a space for children to sell their used items at whatever price they decide.

We will market the event to make sure that other kids looking to buy quality toys at a discount, will know what’s happening when.

Best of all? The cost per booth is only $5!

Here’s what you get for $5:
• One space (approx. 6′ x 6′)
• A $5 ticket you can apply as a $5 coupon on any item in The Learning Tree on June 1st.
• A chance to get rid of all the unused toys, games and books in your house that are way too good to throw away.
• Your child gets the opportunity to run his or her own business for a few hours. From set-up to sale, they will have a great experience merchandising, selling, making change, make new friends, AND possibly learn how to negotiate and bargain.
• Your child will have extra money to spend on themselves, for a charity, or save for a rainy day.
• Leftover items may be donated to Operation Breakthrough, a wonderful resource for children.
SIGN UP EARLY, SHOW UP EARLY! Call us if you have questions: (913) 385-1234

• Space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday morning.
• Set-up time starts at 9am. Bring your own tables, signs, chairs and blankets – everything you need to display and sell your items.
• All items must be clearly priced.
• All items must be in good condition and complete.
• Bring cash box with lots of small bills and change to make a sale.
• Bring water, hats, sunscreen, etc. to keep your kids and you comfortable from set-up to tear-down.

Click here TODAY to register. Or call 913-385-1234.

Any unsold items may be donated to Operation Breakthrough, a nationally accredited, not-for-profit corporation that began in 1971 as a response to requests from parents in the central city for quality child care for children of the working poor.

The program began with 50 infants, toddlers and preschoolers at 31st and Paseo. In 1976, it expanded to include before- and after-school care. The Center moved to its current location at 31st and Troost in 1981. Since that time, it has added a broad range of social services to meet the needs of the children and their families. In 2006, Operation Breakthrough completed an expansion and renovation project that doubled the size of the facility and increased its licensed capacity from 353 children to over 500.

Operation Breakthrough’s initial funding came from the Model Cities Program and a grant from the Hall Family Foundation. Current funding comes from a federal Head Start grant, the State of Missouri, the city of Kansas City, private donations and various foundations.

Operation Breakthrough relies on the generosity of our community to continue its work.

Morphibian Madness!

Morphibians rock! And this week they are 20% off.

Gator Morphibian

No terrain’s too tough for these remote control critters!

Gator Morphibian, Rover Morphibian and Explorer Morphibian are fabulously fun 4×4 drive-anywhere full-function RC monsters that are 100% waterproof – they float on the water and roll over the rocks.

Rover Morphibian

Radio controlled excitement and powerful, 4 wheel drive perseverance. These land and water vehicles are rough-and-tumble, just how kids like them!

They all requires 2 AAA and 3 AA batteries.

Explorer Morphibian