June 2, 2020 Newsletter – We Are Open!

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Open by Appointment Now!

Opening With Care

We’re happy to announce the Learning Tree is open for In-Store shopping appointments!

We have started our reopening process off slowly and with care to see what works best. We will adjust and revise procedures as we go to help keep our community safe.

Go to our Facebook Page or call 913 385-1234 for information to make an appointment for In-Store Shopping.

Each 30 minute appointment will be limited to two guests. Regular cleaning, face masks for customers and staff and social distancing are all part of our plan.

Learning Tree Store Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm,

Sunday 11am – 3pm

Please read the complete Learning Tree In-Store Shopping Guideline to help make your experience SAFE and EASY!

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April 1, 2020 Newsletter – Custom Easter Baskets

 


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Easter is just around the corner! Life is anything but normal, but the Easter Bunny is still comin’ to town!

The Learning Tree is here to help. We’ve got a store full of Easter plush, toys and books, plus goodies galore, and this year we’re making custom Easter Baskets.

Visit our website for details!

 

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It’s super easy to order!

Just tell us who the basket is for, their age, and what they like. Then, give us a theme: rainbows, trucks, games, art, etc.

We’ll select an assortment of toys, small games and activities and pack it all in a reusable white tub with FREE Personalization available.

 

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We’ll add some Easter Candy if you’d like, and some FREE FUN STUFF from the Learning Tree.

Easter Baskets may be ordered for Curbside Pick-up or Local Delivery.

 

Get your orders in as soon as possible to ensure that we can fill your need for baskets while supplies are stocked and Curbside Pickup and Delivery options remain available.

Visit our website for details!

StoryTime Is Live on Facebook!

This Tuesday April 7th at 10:30am wear your bunny ears because it’s a special Easter Storytime on Facebook Live!

Storytime and Miss Jenny friends, we miss seeing you in the store! Have you had a chance to tune in to Storytime Live? Same time, same day – Tuesdays at 10:30am on Facebook Live streaming.


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March 17 Newsletter – Stuck At Home? We Now Have Local Delivery!

 


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Dear Learning Tree Friends,

We want our everyone to stay healthy and well – Learning Tree Friends, our staff and our families.

The Learning Tree is making changes to continue serving our customers and to keep our local neighborhood toy store business going. We need each other!

Like everyone, we are cleaning and then cleaning again. We’ve put away all play tables and demos. All in-store activities are suspended.

We have amazing products to help keep the whole family busy. We have a wonderful assortment of games, puzzles, books, workbooks, craft and science kits. And outdoor toys to help release some of that pent-up energy once the sun comes out!

Birthdays are still on the calendar. Easter will be here before we know it. With all the stress out there, we hope we can help keep the special times special!

We want to remain your resource for our community in a safe way so please read our plan (as of today) below. We are here to help in any way we can. If you have a special request, we’ll do our best. We appreciate your patience while we settle into and tweak these new services. We’re open to thoughts and suggestions.

Stay healthy and well. We miss you and thank you for supporting the Learning Tree, your neighborhood toy store!

Jane and Jonny Girson
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The store will be open as of now. Hours may shift so check our Facebook page and website for the latest information.

  • We are asking adults to shop without kids. (This breaks our hearts! We appreciate your understanding on this one.)
  • We always offer curbside service! Call in to make your purchase. Then let us know when you are on your way to the store and we’ll drop your packages right in your trunk.
  • We are now offering FREE Local Deliveries with porch drop off for sales of $35+ to zip codes 66206, 66207 and 66208. Delivery to other areas can be arranged for a small fee.
  • Call 913 385-1234 to place an order OR to set up video shopping so we can help you make selections. OR shop online and use code FREELOCAL at checkout.
  • Our regular services like complimentary gift wrap and shipping are in place as usual.
  • Need a Gift Card? Like all small local businesses, this helps us as we do what we can to keep our business going.

 

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March 10, 2020 Newsletter

 


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There’s always something happening at the Learning Tree! All of a sudden we’re thinking SPRING! We’re ready for Easter with fun basket goodies and books. Look for our Spring catalog in your mailboxes soon.

Read on for special March Storytimes. Plus we’re announcing sign-ups for the 12th Annual Kid’s Flea Market!

All events located at the Learning Tree in Corinth Square unless otherwise noted.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Storytime

Tuesday March 17th

10:30am

We’ll be sayin’ “Top o’ the mornin’ to you!” at this special Storytime! Welcome Spring and wear your green at our St. Patrick’s Day Storytime with Miss Kristina.

 

puppy dayNational Puppy Day Storytime

Tuesday March 24th

10:30am

Puppy lovers don’t paws for a minute, this Storytime is for you! Join Miss Kristina for puppy stories, crafts and treats! This is going to be arf-fully fun!

Save The Date!



Now in its 12th year, taking place each May, the Kids’ Flea Market is our biggest, annual community event. Kids and their families sign up for a space to set up shop and sell their gently used toys and books. Participants vote on the best decorated “booth” and have the option of leaving anything unsold to be donated to Operation Breakthrough.

 

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Weekly Storytime Schedule:

Tuesdays at 10:30am: Miss Kristina – free and fun for all ages

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

*Jenny will take a Spring break recess Thursday March 19th and 26th. Classes resume Thursday April 2nd.

 

Check out our website or our Facebook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities. Questions? Give us a call 913 385-1234.

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We thank all of you, our loyal friends and customers, who shopped with us at Park Place. We have fond memories of Storytimes, events and the special relationships we’ve made watching your children grow up in the store.

We look forward to seeing you at our Corinth Square location. If you haven’t visited, it’s our main store just down the road less than 5 miles north. Come play with us! You’ll find familiar faces and all the same wonderful toys, games and gifts, not to mention what we think is the best children’s book selection in Kansas City!

Our Learning Tree staff is the heart of our business and we so appreciate all those who have given their time, energy and passion to this location over the last 12 years.

Our Clearance Sale begins Saturday, so help us lighten our packing load and get some great deals too. Check for details on Facebook and Instagram.

Sale Starts Tomorrow, January 18th!

25% off sale at Park Place store-wide

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Weekly Storytime Schedule:

Tuesdays 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Kristina at Corinth Square
Wednesday January 22, 10:30am: Final Storytime with Miss Elisa at Park Place

 

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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

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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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