September 5, 2018 Newsletter – Big Book Bonanza Sale Happening NOW!

 


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Big Book, Blow-out Bonanza!

Big Book Bonanza Sale

We’ve started the month with our annual Big Book Blowout Bonanza Sale.

Corinth Square and Park Place locations have 50% off selected children’s book titles through this Friday, September 7!

Just a few more days to find great deals on board books, picture books, novelty and chapter books!

Shop early for birthdays and holidays. Books make a wonderful gift!

September Events

Usborne Day at Corinth Square Learning Tree

Saturday 9/15, 10:30am-Noon – Corinth Square: Fun w/Usborne Books Day! We’re celebrating a great line of kids’ books that includes coloring, activity, and educational categories. Come get creative with us today. Drop in for fun, puzzle pages, coloring and give-aways!

To The Cider Mill book by Danna York

Tuesday 9/18, 10:30am Corinth Square, Wednesday 9/19, 10:30am Park Place: Special Storytime

Our regular Storytimes will be extra sweet this week! We’ll welcome special guest and local author Danna York to celebrate the season with apple activities and her special interactive, coloring storybook To the Cider Mill.

Friday 9/28-Saturday 9/29 Corinth Square: Corinth Square Super Warehouse Sale! We’re turning the store upside down for this all-out S-A-L-E! Great discounts on discontinued and slightly damaged items. Big savings for you and more shelf space for exciting NEW toys!


fall toy catalog

Haven’t seen your catalog yet or want to save a tree? Simply click the Fall Fun Catalog image above. You can turn the pages just like the real thing and there are options to share, bookmark and save!

Want to receive the really BIG Holiday Catalog in your mailbox? Click here to add your name and address to our ever-so-safe, private mailing list! OR, call 913-385-1234

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Join our Learning Tree Team!

We’re putting the call out for candidates to interview for fall positions at the Learning Tree. Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our team? We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our talented retail staff of toy and playtime experts.

Click here for an application or stop by to pick one up.

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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, Drop In/$5

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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August 28, 2018 Newsletter – Big Book Sale & Author Book Signing


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Books, Books, Books!

Our annual Big Book Blowout Bonanza Sale is underway at Corinth Square and Park Place locations through September 7!

Up to 50% off selected children’s books. It’s a great time to add some new titles to your family library.

Teachers know that reading time each day helps build strong lifetime readers! Stock up for birthdays, holidays, or any days. Books make a wonderful gift!

Tomorrow!

The Great Puppy Invasion by Alastair Heim

It’s The Great Puppy Invasion Story Time!

Prairie Village Shopping Center at the Clocktower

Wednesday August 29th, 10-11:30am

We’re following our local author friend, Alastair Heim to Prairie Village Shopping Center! He’ll be the guest reader, sharing one of our favorites, The Great Puppy Invasion! Join him for story reading, coloring and snacks. We will be there with books to purchase for signing!

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Join our Learning Tree Team!

We’re putting the call out for candidates to interview for fall positions at the Learning Tree. Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our team? We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our talented retail staff of toy and playtime experts.

Click here for an application or stop by to pick one up.

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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, Drop In/$5

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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August 21, 2018 Newsletter – BIG toys for BIG Fun!

 


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Shop BIG, shop happy and join the fun!

Fall toy catalog

Our Fall Fun catalog has hit mailboxes and we think it’s BIG news! It’s filled with a whole lot of BIG fun and the toys that power the brainwork that play provides. There are BIG toys for outdoor playtime, BIG plush and BIG toy ideas for pretend play, games, babies and creativity!

Haven’t seen yours yet or want to save a tree? Click this electronic Fall Catalog. You can turn the pages just like the real thing and there are options to share, bookmark and save!

Not receiving our printed catalog? Give us a call at 913-385-1234 and we can add you to our list. Remember, the holidays are closer than you think!

Big Outdoor Fun

 

Giant Inflatable Bowling Game

Giant Inflatable Bowling Game

 

Wicked Big Kickball Set

Wicked Big Kickball Set

Big Squishable Plush

 

Squishable Slice of Cake 15”

 

Squishable 15

Giant Rainbow 15”

We have BIG Things Going On!

Renaissance Festival KC

Winfest for Renfest!

Stop by our Park Place store to enter for a chance to win a Family Four Pack Certificate to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival!! Now through August 26th! Huzzah!

BIG Book Bonanza

Our Big, Book, Blowout Bonanza (Bet you can’t say that 5 times fast!) is coming!

Monday August 27 – Friday September 7

Big Book Blowout Bonanza is coming your way at both Corinth Square and Park Place Learning Tree locations.

You’ll find selected titles up to 50% off!

This is a great time to stock up for birthdays, holidays and building a family library!

The Great Puppy Invasion by Alastair Heim

It’s The Great Puppy Invasion Story Time!

Prairie Village Shopping Center at the Clocktower

Wednesday August 29th, 10-11:30am

We’re following our local author friend, Alastair Heim to Prairie Village Shopping Center! He’ll be the guest reader, sharing one of our favorites, The Great Puppy Invasion! Join him for story reading, coloring and snacks. We will be there with books to purchase for signing!

Like To Play On The Job?


join our team

Join our Learning Tree Team!

We’re putting the call out for candidates to interview for fall positions at the Learning Tree. Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our team? We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our talented retail staff of toy and playtime experts.

Click here for an application or stop by to pick one up.

Share the love! Forward this email to a friend!

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, Drop In/$5

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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August 14, 2018 – Fall Catalog


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Shop happy and join the fun!

Fall toy catalog
Our Fall Fun Catalog has started arriving in lucky mail boxes!

It’s filled with a whole lot of fun, and the toys that power the brainwork that play provides!

Want a preview? Click on the electronic catalog on the left to see what’s new!

You can turn the pages just like the real thing and bookmark anything on your Wishlist.

Items are arriving in our stores every day. Come see us!

Fall Fun Catalog Favorites



Outrageous Outdoor Playtime Toys! Kaos Soccer Balls

flower power kaos soccer ball

  • Cooler fall temps make the outdoors a playground again!
  • Exercise promotes well-being.
  • Game play develops teamwork!

Choose from Flower Power, War Paint, Theory Black, or Color Bomb!

Craftastic art kits that turn on the creativity! Unicorn String Art


Unicorn String Art Kit

Why, what, when, how WOW toys! Crazy Aaron’s Neon Set


Crazy Aarons Thinking Putty Neon Set

Games that make space for family fun! Cahoots


Cahoots game

Back this Season! Playmobil


Playmobil Camping Adventure Set

We’re Ready For Fun!

KU Kickoff

2018 Annual KU Kickoff

THIS Friday August 17, 6:00pm – Corinth Square Shopping center

NEW! Come visit Learning Tree at our tented tables! We’ll be joining other fantastic Corinth Square restaurants and merchants outside where all the fun is. We’re bringing a huge selection of great novelty items to keep the kids busy!

Bring the family and join Corinth Square shops, the KU Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics for games, food, drinks, the KU spirit squad and pep band and inflatables!

The Great Puppy Invasion by Alastair Heim

It’s The Great Puppy Invasion Story Time!

Prairie Village Shopping Center at the Clocktower

Wednesday August 29th, 10-11:30am

We’re following our local author friend, Alastair Heim to Prairie Village Shopping Center! He’ll be the guest reader, sharing one of our favorites, The Great Puppy Invasion! Join him for story reading, coloring and snacks. We will be there with books to purchase for signing!

Winfest for Renfest!

Renaissance Festival KC

Stop by our Park Place store to enter for a chance to win a Family Four Pack Certificate to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival!! Now through August 26th! Huzzah!

Like To Play On The Job?


join our team

Join our Learning Tree Team!

We’re putting the call out for candidates to interview for late summer and fall positions at the Learning Tree. Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our team? We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our talented retail staff of toy and playtime experts.

Click here for an application or stop by to pick one up.

Share the love! Forward this email to a friend!

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, Drop In/$5

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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10th Annual Kids Flea Market – 2018

The 10th Annual Kids Flea Market was a huge success! We had a great turnout and lot of sales and donations to Operation Breakthrough! Thanks to all our kidtrepreneurs and shoppers who made the day special!

2017 Fall Catalog Sneak Peak…

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Sneak A Peek At Our Fall Catalog!


Autumn Toy Catalog

Explore the universe and Shop Local!

We have page after page of toys – birthday gifts, craft kits, outdoor toys, puzzles, games, robots, and lots more!

And don’t miss the $5 off coupon in the back! It’s only good through Sept. 15th so hurry!

Browse the new catalog NOW!

Here are some of our top picks!

 

NightBat and Ball

NightBat and Ball

Hit it out of the park in the dark. If it lands in the water, it floats!.

Super bright LEDs are built right into the easy-grip bat and ball. Batteries are included.

For kids ages 6 yrs-teen.

 

NightBall Soccer Ball

NightBall Soccer Ball

The hotter the action, the brighter the LED lights! Now the game goes anytime, anywhere – even the beach because this ball floats. Assorted colors available. Inflatable, size 5. Batteries included.

For kids ages 6 yrs-teen.

 

Gorilla Gym Doorway Gym System

Gorilla Gym Doorway Gym

They swing and climb anyway, so give active kids a safe outlet. Every design detail is on point for safety and kid-friendly activity. Supports up to 300 lb, with no holes or marks on the walls. Includes core unit, swing, rings and ladder.

For kids ages 3-10 yrs.

 

Quixters Fidget Spinners

Not your ordinary fidget spinners. These are customizable, with parts that change out, for tricked out swag.

They’re stackable, too, and deliver up to double the spin time. Sweet!

For kids ages 6 yrs-teen.

October 2016 Events and Activities

October Events and Activities For Kids:

Saturday Oct. 8, Park Place: The Moustache Dash walk/Run 5k is back at Park Place and we’ll be

open at 8:30a.m. to greet all you hairy contestants and supporters!

http://www.mustachedash5k.com/leawoodks


Wednesday Oct. 12, 10:30am Park Place: Our regular Wednesday Storytime will be extra sweet today! We’ll welcome special guest and local author Danna York to celebrate the season with apple activities and her special interactive, coloring storybook, To the Cider Mill.


Saturday Oct. 15, 10:30am Corinth Square: Local author Danna York is back, this time at our Corinth Square location! Delicious apples are rolling in for Fall and Danna will take us on a trip down an imaginary country road to welcome the season with her special interactive, coloring storybook, To the Cider Mill. Drop in for story reading, activities and apple tasting. Let’s hear it for Jonathans, Granny Smiths and Honey Crisps!


Wednesday Oct. 26, 10:30am – Park Place: Get ready for Halloween with a Special Spooky Storytime at Park Place! Halloween hoopla and stories will delight our Learning Tree friends. Wear your costume if you want!


Monday Oct. 31 – It’s Halloween! We have special activities at both stores all day!

10:30am, Corinth Square: Miss Elaine’s Annual Halloween Party! Regular storytime friends, goblins, ghosts and fairies you’re invited to start this special day with Halloween stories, crafts and cookie fun! Wear your costume if you want.

4:00-6:00pm, Corinth Square: 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!

5:00-7:00pm, Park Place: Come visit the Learning Tree Haunted Toy Store! Park Place Learning Tree will be transformed into a friendly Halloween adventure complete with squishy eyeballs and Tricks and Treats. The perfect Halloween outing for little ones looking for a one-stop adventure. Drop in for activities and fun!


Every Week At The Learning Tree…

Mondays at 10:30am – Corinth Square: Storytime with Miss Beth

Wednesdays at 10:30am – Park Place:  Storytime with our Toy Experts

Thursdays at 10:30am – Corinth Square: Music and Movement with Jenny  ($5/class)

Meet Sue Gallion, KC Children’s Author at a Special StoryTime Event

Come celebrate with local kid’s author Sue Lowell Gallion as she shares her new book “Pug Meets Pig” at our Corinth Square store on October 1st at 10:30am!

Pup Meets PigWe’re smitten with this sweet and silly story about a darling duo celebrating the timeless themes of embracing change, being kind to others, and finding friends in unlikely places.

Local childen’s writer Sue Lowell Gallion’s first book is about to hit the shelf and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate with this Leawood author!

Join us Saturday, October 1st, 2016 as we welcome Sue Gallion for story reading, coloring and book signing.

Meet local children’s Author Sue Lowell Gallion!

Sue Lowell Gallion’s debut picture book Pug Meets Pig charmed us from page one! We’re tickled to know there’s a second Pug and Pig book already on its way for next summer, Pug and Pig Trick or Treat.

Although this is Sue’s first book she’s no newcomer to children’s writing and literature. Sue’s stories, poems, and activity rhymes have been published in children’s magazines including Highlights and High Five. She is active in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is the regional advisor for the Kansas region.

We were lucky enough to chat with Sue recently to learn more about her…Sue Lowell Gallion, children's book author

Tell us a little bit about you and this project:

Well, people seem surprised that I don’t have a pug (or a pig!) Our dog now is a black lab mix named Tucker. We got him as a puppy from Wayside Waifs. He’s 7 now but he’s got lots of energy, so you’ll find me walking the trails, the neighborhood, or at the dog park.

The world of traditional children’s publishing is a lot more complicated than I thought when I started seriously writing for kids about 10 years ago.  I actually sold this manuscript three years ago, which is a pretty quick release for a picture book.

What are your favorite things about living in KC?

I’m a third generation Kansas Citian, so I have many favorite things about my home town! I love the varied landscape, the seasons and the friendly Midwestern people. Some of my favorite landmarks are Union Station (I remember picking up my grandparents there when they traveled by train,) the Kansas City Zoo, Kauffman Gardens, and the Overland Park Farmer’s Market.

What are your thoughts about kids and the importance of books and reading?

I’m a big proponent of reading aloud to kids from birth on. I think it’s a magic time for a child with a parent or any adult, and many studies show that it’s a huge factor in kids’ development. I’d love to see a movement among today’s parents that read aloud time is a time to put all devices away. No interruptions, just focused time together.

Today is considered another “golden age” of picture books. The art is amazing. There are so many wonderful picture books with heart and humor, both fiction and nonfiction. I’d encourage grandparents and parents not to just turn to the old classics, as special as they are. And I always encourage people to buy books locally whenever they can!

Find out more about Sue Lowell Gallion here.

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The Learning Tree is hosting new Music In Me Classes

Music in Me, music classes for babies and toddlers, has a new home at the Learning Tree…Music In Me Kids Music Classes logo

Music In Me
Music Classes for Kids

Kit Smith (PHS Early Childhood Educator), Joy Steincross (Professional Musician and Accompianist), and Andie Weisz (lifelong music and child enthusiast) 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.

What makes Music in Me different?

  • Live pianist accompanying the class
  • Original song every week
  • Classes for grandparents/children
  • Dance parades

Pop-Up Classes in August – Come see what we are all about!

August 15th (Monday)
10:00 a.m: Ages 6 months – 1 year
11:00 a.m: Ages 1 – 2 years

August 16th (Tuesday)
10:00 a.m: Ages 1 – 2 years
11:00 a.m: Ages 2 – 3 years

Fall 8 week Schedule – Begins the week of September 26th:

Tuesdays:
10:00 a.m. 6 months – 1 1/2 years Moms/Children
11:00 a.m. 1 1/2 years – 3 years Grandparents/Children
Wednesdays:
10:00 a.m. 6 months – 1 1/2 years Moms/Children
11:00 a.m. 1 1/2 years – 3 years Moms/Children

Classes are 45 minutes long and cost $25. Registration Form below.

Classes are held at The Learning Tree, 4004 West 83rd Street, PV, KS 66208

Contact Andie Weisz at andiew@gotthemusicinme.com with questions.

Click the link for a printable registration sheet with more info.

Music In Me kids music classes info and registration form

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July Calendar of Events

July Calendar of Learning Tree Events

We’re right in the middle of summer fun! The Learning Tree July calendar is filled with sign-up craft classes and neighborhood summer concerts! Enjoy cooler summer mornings with a Gardening Storytime at Park Place. Get your craft on with Create It, Make It, Take It classes and Friday Crafternoons at Corinth Square Learning Tree!

Check 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.

Tues. July 5, 10am-12pm: Tidal Wave Tuesday at Park Place! The water table will be out front filled with a little H2O and some water toys for splashing. Bring a snack or early lunch and sit at our toddler sized picnic tables. A great activity for the cooler morning hours! FREE

Thurs. –  Sat. July 7-9: Get ready for our Sidewalk Sale at Corinth Square! Lots of summer savings!

Wed. July 6, 10am: Gardening Storytime – Park Place Learning Tree and Rosehill Gardens are teaming up for a special outdoor activity. Click here for sign-up and more info!

Thurs. July 7, 1pm: Create It, Make It, Take It (CMT)/Science Lab – Corinth Square $10. Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Fri. July 8, 10am: CMT/Dino Hatch – Corinth Square $10. Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Fri. July 8, 2pm – 3:30pm: Crafternoon! Drop-In crafts in the Rainbow Room at Corinth Square. $10/Project

Mon. July 11, 10am & 1pm: CMT/Shrinkable Creations – Corinth $10 Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Tues. July 12, 10am – 12pm: Tidal Wave Tuesday at Park Place! The water table will be out front filled with a little H2O and some water toys for splashing. Bring a snack or early lunch and sit at our toddler sized picnic tables. A great activity for the cooler morning hours! FREE

Tues. July 12, 10am & 1pm: CMT/Choose Design Paint and Grow Flowerpots or Paint a Bird Feeder – Corinth $10 Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Wed. July 13, 10am: Gardening Storytime – Park Place Learning Tree and Rosehill Gardens are teaming up for a special outdoor activity. Click here for sign-up and more info!

Wed. July 13, 10am & 1pm: CMT/Dino Hatch – Corinth Square $10. Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Fri. July 15, 2pm – 3:30pm: Crafternoon! Drop-In crafts in the Rainbow Room at Corinth Learning Tree Corinth $10/Project

Mon. July 18, 10am & 1pm: CMT Make a Plate – Corinth $10. Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Tues. July 19, 10am – 12pm: Tidal Wave Tuesday at Park Place! The water table will be out front filled with a little H2O and some water toys for splashing. Bring a snack or early lunch and sit at our toddler sized picnic tables. A great activity for the cooler morning hours! FREE

Tues. July 19, 10am: CMT/Science Lab – Corinth Square $10. Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Wed. July 20, 10am: Gardening Storytime – Park Place Learning Tree and Rosehill Gardens are teaming up for a special outdoor activity. Click here for sign-up and more info!

Wed. July 20, 10am & 1pm: CMT Make a Plate – Corinth $10. Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Fri. July 22, 10am: CMT/Science Lab – Corinth Square $10. Click here for sign-up and more info about craft classes!

Fri. July 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Fourth Friday Franklin Park Concert

Tues. July 26, 10am – 12pm: Tidal Wave Tuesday at Park Place! The water table will be out front filled with a little H2O and some water toys for splashing. Bring a snack or early lunch and sit at our toddler sized picnic tables. A great activity for the cooler morning hours! FREE

Wed. July 27, 10am: Gardening Storytime – Park Place Learning Tree and Rosehill Gardens are teaming up for a special outdoor activity. Click here for sign-up and more info!