August 16, 2016 Newsletter



The Learning Tree toy stores 913-385-1234

Big Book Blow-out Bonanza Sale This Weekend!

Yes, it’s our Big Book Blow-out Bonanza Sale! Bet you can’t say that 5 times fast!

This Saturday, August 19th through September 5th, we’re sweeping the shelves and making room. Don’t miss the Learning Tree’s annual Big Book Blow-out Bonanza at both Corinth Square and Park Place. Up to 50% off all SALE TITLES!

5 Great reasons to shop the Big Book Blowout Bonanza:
1. Stock up on bedtime, snuggle stories!
2. Save big on your holiday and birthday gifts!
3. Grow your grandchild’s library!
4. Have a few books at Auntie’s house for special sleepovers!
5. Grab a couple new books to tuck in the diaper bag or car seat!

Add these events to your August Calendar!

Saturday Aug. 19 – Monday Sept. 5:
Big Book Bonanza Sale
Up to 50% off all Sale Titles!
KU Kickoff
Friday Aug. 26, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Corinth Square’s Annual KU Kickoff

Join Corinth Square shops, the KU Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics for the KU Kickoff. Bring the family for games, food, drinks, KU giveaways, and entertainment. Big Jay and Baby Jay will be there to meet and greet you!

Friday Aug. 26, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Fourth Friday Franklin Park Concert

Hope to see you for this final evening of family fun in the neighborhood! Free hot-diggity-dog-dinner and lots of fun, foot stompin’ music to enjoy!

Your Learning Tree friends will be there. Come play with us!

Coming in September…

Sign up for Music in Me and make your heart sing!

Music In Me teachersNew for fall!
This innovative, new class for chldren ages 6 months to 3 years, finds its first home in the Rainbow Room at Corinth Square Learning Tree. Andie Weisz (lifelong music and child enthusiast) and Joy Steincross (Professional Musician/ Accompanist) along with Kit Smith (PHS Early Childhood Educator) have created a new interactive music class that educates through play, develops a love for music, and gives you a front row seat (literally) to witnessing how the power of music connects you to your child and builds brain function.

Register for the 8-week Fall Session beginning September 27th.

Click here for details and information.

Our weekly schedule of Learning Tree fun:

Monday 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Beth at Corinth Square
Wednesday 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Dede at Park Place
Thursday 10:30am: Music & Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square ($5/class)

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.

We’re Hiring!

You’ve always wanted to work in a toy store? The Learning Tree is always looking for enthusiastic candidates to join our talented retail staff of toy and playtime experts.

We often have seasonal, full, and part-time openings for the following positions:

Download an application on our website or stop by to pick one up.




Questions? Call our stores or email us anytime at and we’ll be happy to help you.

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Sign Up For Summer Classes Now!

Summer Activiites at The Learning TreeCome take a fun class with us at this summer! Classes will be held at both the Corinth and Park Place stores (though not all activities will be held at Park Place).We have lots of activities for kids of all ages. Just click the image to enroll.

2015 Summer Activities Class Schedule

Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set is Toy of The Week!

…and of course it’s 20% off!

We love Magna-Tiles, and so do kids. So, we decided to put our Magna-Tiles 100 piece set on sale this week.*  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.

Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100-piece set

*While supplies last.


Little Ones Will Love FunTime Tractor

Funtime Tractor is our Toy of the Week!

iPlay Funtime Tractor

Lots to do for little ones with the Fun Time Tractor! It features five animal friends that stand in the trailer and make animal sounds when placed in their appropriate spots.

By pressing the funnel you will hear engine sounds while the tractor rolls along for 10 seconds! Push the driver and you will hear a fun melody, and you can also push the steering wheel to hear a horn sound.

Funtime Tractor by IPlay

This small toy for kids is not only fun, but it is also a learning tool for them to teach themselves about different shapes and sounds. What other toy can give you so much in a 15.75” x 6.75” x 7.5” (L x W x H) package and be appropriate for 12+ months and up.

Bananagrams is Toy Of The Week and 20% Off

We love Bananagrams. And now it’s our Toy Of The Week. That means you can get it for 20% off.

Bananagrams word game

Bananagrams is an anagrams game. Players draw letter tiles to form individual crossword puzzles while peeling (drawing) and dumping (discarding) tiles. When a player uses all their tiles they call out “Bananas!” to win the game. Everybody forms their OWN collection of connecting and intersecting words. Each player can rearrange his or her own words as often as they want. It’s like Scrabble but you don’t have to wait your turn. You play independently of each other and at the same time.

Bananagrams is for 2-8 players with each round lasting as little as five minutes. The Learning Tree Toy Experts recommend this award winning game because it allows all ages to put words together at their own level and still be competitive. Young kids can play as happily as Grandmas – even in the same round.

This is a great travel game since you don’t have to write anything down and you don’t need a playing board. Take the game (in its cute little banana carrying case) to a restaurant and play while you wait for your meal to arrive, or toss it in a travel bag for something fun to do while waiting to board a flight. Want to stay at home? The game is perfect for a fun evening with family and friends

Bananagrams includes 144 playing tiles, a zip-to-close banana carrying case, and an instruction sheet with several variations on the game to keep it fun and fresh.

Bananagrams is on sale this week. Get it here!


Ding Dong! Doorbell House is Toy of The Week

Are looking for that toy that will bring your loved one hours upon hours of play? A toy that can easily go with your child yet does not take up much room? A toy that is more than a toy? Then look no further. This week’s Toy of the Week is Melissa and Doug’s Doorbell House. 

Doorbell House

This soundly-built wooden doorbell house brings together 4 different electronic doorbells, 4 unique brass locks with matching keys, and 4 adorable, pose-able play people. The keys are attached to the house so they won’t get lost, and the sturdy handle allows the little to take it wherever he or she goes.

All of this in a compact size of 7” x 9” x 7.”

Recommended for ages 3 to 5.

Illustory Let’s YOU Be A Published Author

Ullustory is 20% Off This WeekIlluStory lets a kid write and illustrate his or her very own professionally typeset, hardbound book.

Creating an IlluStory is simple. You write and illustrate the story; then send your manuscript off to the publisher! Everything needed is included – markers, paper, even a pre-paid and pre-addressed envelope.

In weeks it returns as a 7″x 9″ hardcover book, with 12 pages plus title, dedication and “about author” pages.

Click here to buy Illustory and create your own masterpiece!

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!”

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.