Archives for November 2013

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.