Archives for 2019

October Events at The Learning Tree

Saturday Oct. 26 Park Place 5-7PM Haunted Toy Store: Park Place Learning Tree will be transformed into a friendly Halloween adventure for all ages complete with monster face painting, a mad scientist’s lab and all kinds of tricks and treats! It’s a perfect Halloween outing for families looking for a one-stop adventure. Drop in for free activities and fun!

Monday Oct. 28 – Monday 11/3, Learning Tree FB/Insta Costume Contest:  Enter our Sixth Annual Facebook and Instagram Costume Contest from October 28 – Nov 4. One Facebook and one Instagram winner will each receive a $25 Learning Tree Gift Card! So “like”, “follow”, post, comment, use our hashtag, tag us and show us your costumes! Watch for details. Facebook: www.the-learning-tree.com Instagram: @learningtreetoys #learningtreecostumecontest2019

Tuesday Oct. 29, 10:30AM Corinth Square Spooky Storytime: Regular Storytime friends, goblins, ghosts and fairies you’re invited to welcome Halloween with Halloween stories and crafts. We’ll have a parade so wear your costume if you want!

Wednesday 10/30, 10:30AM Park Place Spooky Storytime :Get ready for Halloween with a Special Spooky Storytime! Halloween hoopla and stories will delight our Learning Tree friends. Wear your costume if you want and join our Halloween parade!

Thursday 10/31, 4-6PM Corinth Square Trick-or-Treating: Trick-or-Treat at Corinth Square! Make the loop around the Corinth Square Shopping Center, stopping in at your favorite shops to fill up your goodie bag! It’s a nice early activity for wee Treaters or a great place to start for those Tricksters who will be playing long into the night!

COMING IN NOVEMBER….

Friday Nov. 1- Tuesday Nov. 5, Corinth Square Candy Buy Back!

What to do with all that C-A-N-D-Y after you’ve had your fill? Trade it in at the Learning Tree location for $5 Learning Tree Bucks to spend in the store. We’ll see that it stays off your waistline, out of your kid’s teeth and goes to a good cause! Watch for details.

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September Events at the Learning Tree

September Events and Activities Calendar

Now through September 9, Big Book Blowout Bonanza Sale is in full swing at both stores! Up to 50% off! Great books make great gifts- buy now for special birthday and holiday dates coming up on your list.

Saturday, September 7, 10:30am, Park Place, Barkley Square: Learning Tree and Prairie Oaks Nature Center- Talk to the Animals! Our visiting naturalist will introduce our special guests- live local mammals, reptiles and amphibians! Come learn with us and meet our nature friends.

Sunday September 8, (We Love) Grand Parent’s Day 20% OFF: Grammie, Pop Pop, Mimi, Gramps, it’s your day! Come in Sunday 9/8 and take out your brag book, phone or snapshots to show us pictures of your little darlings. We’ll oooh and ahhh and give you 20% off your entire purchase today at both Park Place and Corinth stores!

Wednesday September 25, 10:30am, Park Place: Special Hedge Hog Storytime! Prairie Oaks Nature Center will join us again with a special hedgehog guest! Enjoy reading Jan Brett’s beautifully illustrated storybook Hedgie’s Surprise with Miss Elisa too.

Saturday September 28, 10:30am, Corinth Square: NEW Book PARTY! Book Signing, Story Reading and Celebration! We’re celebrating Come Next Season with critically acclaimed, LOCAL illustrator Daniel Miyares! This gorgeous picture book presents the magic of the seasons and the joys of family- all year around. Every change brings its own new excitement, and every experience is better when it’s shared.

July 2019 Activities and Events Calendar

Thursday, July 4: Both Learning Tree locations will be closed today! Happy Fourth!

Thursday, July 5 – July 11: Independents Week at Corinth Square! We’re closed on the Fourth but offering a week of specials celebrating the Independents – the local small businesses at Corinth Square! Take 20% off one summer outdoor item and spend $100 and get “Pool Party” table game gift with purchase! (Not to be combined with other offers.)

Friday, July 5, 6:00-8:00pm, Park Place Barkley Square: Game Night/Music On The Lawn! Learning Tree will be there to add to the fun with a table full of games. Click for here for more info!
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00am: Park Place Kid’s Gardening Class + 10:30am Learning Tree Storytime! Sign-up (fee) for Seasonal Concepts’ Gardening Class in Barkley Square in the gazebo (116th & Ash Street) Wednesdays in July, excluding 7/3. Click here for Info.
Thursday, July 11, 6:00-8:00pm, Park Place Barkley Square: Throwback Thursdays Live Concert Series! Bring the kids and groove to the music of oldies bands on July 11, 18 and 25. Learning Tree will be there with bubbles, beach ball give-aways and family fun! Click here for info.

Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, Corinth Square: Create It, Make It, Take It Classes! A full week of seven, super in-store craft activities. Dig for dinos, create your own wooden toolbox/carry caddy, or shape your own micro-mini clay sculptures and more! Choose one class or a few! Morning and afternoon sessions available. Click for full schedule and sign-up (fee).
Wednesday, July 17, 10:00am, Park Place Barkley Square: Park Place Kid’s Gardening Class + 10:30am Learning Tree Storytime! Sign-up (fee) for Seasonal Concepts’ Gardening Class in Barkley Square in the gazebo (116th & Ash Street) Wednesdays in July, excluding 7/3. Click here for Info.

Thursday, July 18, 6:00-8:00pm, Park Place Barkley Square: Throwback Thursdays Live Concert Series! Bring the kids and groove to the music of oldies bands on July 11, 18 and 25. Learning Tree will be there with bubbles, beach ball give-aways and family fun! Click here for info.
Friday, July 19, 6:00-8:00pm, Park Place Barkley Square: Game Night/Music On The Lawn! Learning Tree will be there to add to the fun with a table full of games. Click for here for more info!

Wednesday, July 24, Park Place Barkley Square: Park Place Kid’s Gardening Class + 10:30am Learning Tree Storytime! Sign-up (fee) for Seasonal Concepts’ Gardening Class in Barkley Square in the gazebo (116th & Ash Street) Wednesdays in July, excluding 7/3. Click here for Info.

Thursday, July 25, 6:00-8:00pm, Park Place Barkley Square: Throwback Thursdays Live Concert Series! Bring the kids and groove to the music of oldies bands on July 11, 18 and 25. Learning Tree will be there with bubbles, beach ball give-aways and family fun! Click here for info.

Wednesday, July 31, Park Place Barkley Square: Park Place Kid’s Gardening Class + 10:30am Learning Tree Storytime! Sign-up (fee) for Seasonal Concepts’ Gardening Class in Barkley Square in the gazebo (116th & Ash Street) Wednesdays in July, excluding 7/3. Click here for Info.

June 17, 2019 Newsletter – StoryPalooza is Tomorrow!


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MEET THE AUTHORS TOMORROW!

Join us for a morning of stories, kids activities and snacks celebrating local authors and children’s literature! We’ll see you at Corinth Square in the tented area on the corner between the Learning Tree and Hen House for StoryPalooza!

  • Listen to local authors share their books in the Storytime Living Room!*

  • Take a break at the kid’s story activity and snack tables!

  • Shop the Little Learning Tree Bookstore!

  • Meet local authors and have them sign your book!

    *Storytime Living Room Decorations by Golden Pine

    **Snacks provided by Great Harvest Bread Company

StoryPalooza Authors

Alastair Heim

Alastair Heim: No Tooting at Tea, The Great Puppy Invasion, Love You Too

Sue Lowell Gallion: Pug Meets Pig, Nip and Tucker Road Trip

Bridget Heos: The Mustache Baby, Mustache Baby Meets His Match, Arrr, Mustache Baby!, Fairy’s First Day of School
Daniel Miyares
Daniel Miyares: That Neighbor Kid, Bring Me a Rock!, Surf’s Up
Jody Jensen ShafferIt’s Your First Day of School Busy Bus!, Prudence the Part-Time Cow, A Chip Off the Old Block

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June 14, 2019 Newsletter – StoryPalooza


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Join us for a morning of stories, kids activities and snacks celebrating local authors and children’s literature! We’ll see you at Corinth Square in the tented area on the corner between the Learning Tree and Hen House for StoryPalooza!

  • Listen to local authors share their books in the Storytime Living Room!*

  • Take a break at the kid’s story activity and snack tables!

  • Shop the Little Learning Tree Bookstore!

  • Meet local authors and have them sign your book!

Meet The Authors!

Alastair Heim

Alastair Heim: No Tooting at Tea, The Great Puppy Invasion, Love You Too

Sue Lowell Gallion: Pug Meets Pig, Nip and Tucker Road Trip

Bridget Heos: The Mustache Baby, Mustache Baby Meets His Match, Arrr, Mustache Baby!, Fairy’s First Day of School
Daniel Miyares
Daniel Miyares: That Neighbor Kid, Bring Me a Rock!, Surf’s Up
Jody Jensen ShafferIt’s Your First Day of School Busy Bus!, Prudence the Part-Time Cow, A Chip Off the Old Block

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June 11, 2019 Newsletter – June Classes


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Classes & Crafts & Stories, Oh My!!

Not only do we have great fun-in-the sun toy, book and gift ideas to make this the best summer ever, we also have a HUGE list of family fun activities and events to keep your kids’ happy! Scroll on to take a look at a few coming right up.

Click for full June Activities/Events Calendar!


Create It, Make It, Take It classes

Join us for one of the six creative, in-store classes still available this week! Classes are $10 each and held at our Corinth Square location downstairs in the Rainbow Room. Sign-up online or call 913 385-1234

Sign up for JULY week of in-store creative classes!


Paints

Wednesday June 12th

1:30PM Thinking Putty Workshop – Ages 5 yrs. and up: Hey putty fans, it’s time to mix your own. Add color and special effects to mini tins of putty. Customize your tin with your decorated label. Then squeeze, stretch and bounce!

2:30PM Make Your Own Trading Cards – Ages 6 yrs. and up: Collecting and trading cards is fun! Here’s your chance to design a set of your very own with your own theme. Create cards with gel pens and stickers, then keep them in your decorated foil case. You’re ready to show them off and trade!

Thursday June 13th

10:30AM & 11:30AM
Dig It Up Dinos

Paleontologists, get ready to dig! Discover hidden dinos in their clay “eggs” using special chisel tools. Your Excavation Guide will help you identify your discovery and learn about all kinds of dinosaurs! Let’s get digging!

Friday June 14th

orange paint1:30PM Micro-Mini Clay Sculptures – Ages 6 yrs. and up: Make teeny-tiny sweet and savory snacks with air-dry clay and special tools. Add some tiny-teeny props and you’ll have a treat that looks good enough to eat…but don’t do it!

2:30PM One Shape – Endless Building – Ages 2 yrs and up: Original Plus-Plus construction pieces can be used by big kids to build 2-D in a mosaic style or 3-D to make structures in a rainbow of colors. The large size shapes are perfect for little hands. This is a good activity for families with kids of different ages!

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Bigs & Littles Drop-In Craft Event at Park Place Learning Tree

Bigs and Littles Drop in Crafts at Park Place

Looking for FREE fun to start the summer for all the kids? We’ll have TWO craft activities set up for Bigs and Littles. One craft for older kids and one craft for younger kids to enjoy at the same time. With just one stop for you!

Sat June 15, 10:30-11:30 Park Place:

Bigs: Simple Sewing Chocolate Chip Cookie Key Chain

Littless: Cool Hand Art

It’s StoryPalooza! The FREE local author Storytime event! Join us for a morning of stories, kid activities and snacks, celebrating local authors and children’s literature! This event takes place at Corinth Square in the tented area on the corner between the Learning Tree and Hen House.

 

Yay! Our Summer Catalog is out!

It’s full of great ideas for active summer fun! Haven’t seen yours yet or want to save a tree?

Simply click this image. You can turn the pages and there are options to share, bookmark and save!

Our Weekly Schedule of Learning Tree Fun

Tuesdays 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Kristina at Corinth Square

Wednesdays 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Elisa at Park Place

Thursdays 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny* at Corinth Square,

*Drop In/$5 (There will be no class on Thursday June 13th or 20th).

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June 4, 2019 Newsletter – Summer Fun Is Here!


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Summer Fun Is Here!

Looking for family fun activities and events to keep everybody learning, busy, and happy?

Click for full June Activities/Events Calendar!

We’ve got a few spots left…

 

Create Your Own Memory Stone class

Get signed up for our first Create It, Make It,Take It, in-store Craft Activity, Create Your Memory Stone on June 7th or 8th! This one is a good one for all ages with adults helping little ones.

Design and plan, squish and squeeze the mixture, and pour into the mold. We’ll have lots of beads and baubles for decorating. But feel free to bring your own treasures to press into the mixture and personalize your stone design!

 

Father’s Day is June 16th! A Memory Stone in the garden would make a nice gift for Dad to admire each time he goes out in the yard.

June Calendar

Wed. June 5, 10:00am Park Place Kid’s Gardening Class + 10:30am Learning Tree Storytime:  Sign-up (fee) for Seasonal Concepts’ Gardening Class in Barkley Square in the gazebo (116th Place & Ash Street) every Wednesday in June & July. Complimentary Learning Tree Storytime will follow. Click for more info.

Make Your Own Stepping Stone classFri. June 7, 10:30, 11:30am, Corinth Square: In-Store Craft Activity – Create Your Own Garden Memory Stone. Sign-up here for this $10 class!

Fri. June 7, 6:00-8:00PM, Park Place Barkley Square: Game Night/Music On The Lawn! Learning Tree will be there to add to the fun! Click here for Info.

Sat. June 8, 10:30 & 11:30am, Corinth Square In-Store Craft Activity: Create Your Own Garden Memory Stone. Sign-up here for this $10 class!

Make it Take it classesMon. June 10 – Fri. June 14, Corinth Square: Create It, Make It, Take It Classes – A full week of eight, great in-store craft activities. Choose one class or a few! Morning and afternoon sessions available. Click for full schedule and sign-up (fee).

Wed. June 12, Park Place Barkley Square: Kid’s Gardening Class 10:00am, Sign up here. Complimentary Learning Tree Storytime at Barkley Square at 10:30am in the Gazebo.

Sat June 15, 10:30-11:30am Park Place, Bigs & Littles FREE Drop-In Crafts We’ll have two crafts set up. For Big kids, Simple Sewing Choc Chip Cookie Key Chain and for Little kids, Cool Hand Art!

sToryPaloozaTues. June 18, Corinth Square, 10:00am -12 Noon: It’s StoryPalooza! The FREE local author Storytime event! Join us for a morning of stories, kid activities and snacks, celebrating local authors and children’s literature! At Corinth Square in the tented area on the corner between the Learning Tree and Hen House.

Wed. June 19, Park Place Barkley Square: Kid’s Gardening Class 10:00am, Sign Up here. Complimentary Learning Tree Storytime at 10:30am at Barkley Square in the Gazebo.

Fri June 21, 6:00-8:00PM, Park Place Barkley Square: Game Night/Music On The Lawn! Learning Tree will be there to add to the fun! Click here for more info.

Wed June 26, Park Place Barkley Square: Kid’s Gardening Class 10:00am, Sign Up Here. Complimentary Learning Tree Storytime at 10:30am at Barkley Square in the Gazebo.

Come Play With Us!

Tuesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Kristina at Corinth Square
Wednesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Elisa at Park Place
Thursdays at 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square
($5 per class/Punch Cards available)

Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities. We’ve made it easy to sign up online! Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

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Jump in to June with Fun Events & Activities!

Learning Tree June Events and Activities Schedule

Sat. June 1, 10:30-11:30am Park Place: Bigs & Littles FREE Drop-In Crafts We’ll have two crafts set up. For Big kids, Bead Bonanza and for Little kids, Paint Party with Do a Dot Paints and Kwik Sticks.

Wed. June 5, 10:00am Park Place Kid’s Gardening Class + 10:30am Learning Tree Storytime:  Sign-up (fee) for Seasonal Concepts’ Gardening Class in Barkley Square in the gazebo (116th Place & Ash Street) every Wednesday in June & July. Complimentary Learning Tree Storytime will follow. Click for more info.

Fri. June 7, 10:30, 11:30am, Corinth Square: In-Store Craft Activity – Create Your Own Garden Memory Stone. Sign-up here for this $10 class!

Fri. June 7, 6:00-8:00PM, Park Place Barkley Square: Game Night/Music On The Lawn! Learning Tree will be there to add to the fun! Click here for Info.

Sat. June 8, 10:30 & 11:30am, Corinth Square In-Store Craft Activity: Create Your Own Garden Memory Stone. Sign-up here for this $10 class!

Mon. June 10 – Fri. June 14, Corinth Square: Create It, Make It, Take It Classes – A full week of eight, great in-store craft activities. Choose one class or a few! Morning and afternoon sessions available. Click for full schedule and sign-up (fee).

Wed. June 12, Park Place Barkley Square: Kid’s Gardening Class 10:00am, Sign up here. Complimentary Learning Tree Storytime at Barkley Square at 10:30am in the Gazebo. [Read more…]

May 29, 2019 Newsletter – June Events Schedule is Here


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Jump into June!

Not only do we have great toy, book and gift ideas to make this the best summer ever, we also have a HUGE list of family fun activities and events to keep your kids happy between swimming, vacations, and camps! Scroll on to take a look at a few coming right up.

Click for full June Activities/Events Calendar!

Bigs and Littles Drop-In Crafts at Park Place

Looking for FREE fun to start the summer for all the kids? We’ll have TWO craft activities set up for Bigs and Littles. One craft for older kids and one craft for younger kids to enjoy at the same time. That means just one stop for you!

 This Saturday June 1, 10:30-11:30am Park Place:

Bigs- Bead Bonanza

Littles- Paint Party with Do a Dot Paints and Kwik Sticks

 Saturday June 15, 10:30-11:30am Park Place:

Bigs– Simple Sewing Choc Chip Cookie Key Chain

Littles– Cool Hand Art 

 

Create Your Own Memory Stone class

Get signed up for our first Create It, Make It,Take It, in-store Craft Activity, Create Your Memory Stone on June 7th or 8th! This one is a good one for all ages with adults helping little ones. Design and plan, squish and squeeze the mixture, and pour into the mold.
Father’s Day is June 16th! A Memory Stone in the garden would make a nice gift for Dad to admire each time he goes out in the yard.

It’s StoryPalooza! The FREE local author Storytime event! Join us for a morning of stories, kid activities and snacks, celebrating local authors and children’s literature! At Corinth Square in the tented area on the corner between the Learning Tree and Hen House.

 

Summer activity classes for kids

Want a head start on Summer kids scheduling?

Click the Create It, Make It, Take It badge and get signed up now!

There are lots of fun classes like Shrinkable Creations, Making Your Own Trading Cards, and Thinking Putty Workshops.

Get signed up! Get excited! Get messy!

Want to know what’s coming? Click for full June Activities/Events Calendar!

 

Yay! Our Summer Catalog has started showing up in mailboxes! It’s full of great ideas for active summer fun! Haven’t seen yours yet or want to save a tree?

Simply click this electronic Summer Catalog image. You can turn the pages and there are options to share, bookmark and save!

Plus, tucked inside, between pages 8 and 9 is the is the pull-out list and schedule for Create It, Make It, Take It, In-Store Craft Activities!

Come Play With Us!

Tuesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Kristina at Corinth Square
Wednesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Elisa at Park Place
Thursdays at 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square
($5 per class/Punch Cards available)

Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities. We’ve made it easy to sign up online! Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

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May 21, 2019 Newsletter


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It’s THIS SATURDAY!


2019 Kids Flea Market

Flea Market Highlights:

  • It’s a fun way to start the summer as a family!
  • Support a community event with friends and neighbors!
  • The Flea Market Benefits Operation Breakthrough!
  • Find bargains on great gently used kids toys and books!
  • Help us VOTE for BEST BOOTH! The lucky kid winner gets a $25 Learning Tree gift certificate.

Click here for details or call 913-385-1234 for info!

 

Yay! Our Summer Catalog has started showing up in mailboxes! It’s full of great ideas for active summer fun! Haven’t seen yours yet or want to save a tree?

Simply click this electronic Summer Catalog image. You can turn the pages and there are options to share, bookmark and save!

Plus, tucked inside, between pages 8 and 9 is the is the pull-out list and schedule for Create It, Make It, Take It, In-Store Craft Activities!

 

Summer activity classes for kids

Want a head start on Summer kids scheduling?

Click the Create It, Make It, Take It badge and get signed up now!

There are lots of fun classes like Shrinkable Creations, Making Your Own Trading Cards, and Thinking Putty Workshops.

Get signed up! Get excited! Get messy!

 

Create Your Own Memory Stone class

Get signed up for our first Create It, Make It,Take It, in-store Craft Activity, Create Your Memory Stone on June 7th or 8th! This one is a good one for all ages with adults helping little ones. Design and plan, squish and squeeze the mixture, and pour into the mold.
Father’s Day is coming up. A Memory Stone in the garden would make a nice gift for Dad to admire each time he goes out in the yard!

Come Play With Us!

Tuesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Kristina at Corinth Square
Wednesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Elisa at Park Place
Thursdays at 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square
($5 per class/Punch Cards available)

Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities. We’ve made it easy to sign up online! Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

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