Dino O’Dell is a hit with Learning Tree Fans!

Kids Loved Dino O'Dell's performance at The Learning Tree in Corinth SquareWow! What a crowd we had for our friend, KC children’s entertainer, Dino O’Dell. We started off the week with a crowd of over 100 packed in the store. Kiddos, moms and dads, and grandparents were jumpin’ and jivin’. Dino invited everybody to participate as he read his new book Zar and the Broken Spaceship. Kids pushed imaginary buttons with their fingers , elbows, toes, and bottoms to help Zar fix his spaceship.

If you missed Dino last Monday, don’t despair! He’s coming back to The Learning Tree in Park Place this Tuesday, September 29th at 10:30. If you enjoyed him on Monday, come back for more. We’re always happy to see our friends happy and clapping to Dino’s tunes.

435 Magazine names The Learning Tree “Best Toy Store”

Best Of KC Awards 2015We’re wrapping up the summer with city-wide recognition!

In its August, Ten Year Anniversary issue, 435 Magazine editors and readers included The Learning Tree as one of KC’s “bests!”

435’s feature of The Learning Tree mentioned our knowledgeable staff of toy experts and our popular Kids Flea Market. Calling us “old school,” they pointed out that we have been “flourishing in the area since 1996.”

It’s not easy to survive in today’s marketplace as a small, locally owned business. It may be considered impolite to mention someone’s age but people are starting to notice – we’re coming up on twenty successful years!

435, thanks for noticing! And thanks to all our loyal customers! We owe it all to you! We may be one of the oldies, but our passion continues to be your play!

See the full list of “Bests” at www. 435mag.com

Jump For Joy! It’s our Toy of The Week!

Fold N Go Trampoline

Have kids that like to jump? …We thought so! That’s why the Fold & Go Trampoline by The Original Toy Company is our Toy Of The Week.

It’s lots of fun, great exercise, and good for strengthening coordination and motor skills….and KIDS LOVE IT!Fold and Go Trampoline
Our trampoline quickly folds/unfolds for storage and indoor or outdoor fun. The handy handle and padded frame help little ones jump safely. ASTM safety approved. Holds 1 child up to 150 lbs. 36″ diameter x 35 “H (handle to floor). For ages 3-6 yrs.

Y’All Ball is Toy Of The Week

Who doesn’t like a super bouncy, super durable ball designed for kids of all ages? Nobody, that’s who!

With a wide array of colors and patterns to choose from there is a Y’all Ball for everyone.

Officially for ages 5-10 yrs….but really, wouldn’t this be a great stress reliever for an adult at the end of a long Monday?Y'All Ball 28" diameter.

Butterfly Garden Lets You Hatch Live Butterflies!

Our Toy Of The Week brings the color and awesomeness of live butterflies right into your home in a beautiful, reusable habitat. Watch as caterpillars turn into vibrant Painted Lady butterflies – then release them and let them fly away!

Live Butterfly Garden

Raise 3 to 5 Painted Lady butterflies while learning all about metamorphosis with this Live Butterfly Garden, an Oppenheim Best Toy Award-winning butterfly raising kit! See each caterpillar’s transition as it matures, changes into a chrysalis, and finally emerges as a beautiful butterfly! After observing your butterflies, experience the fun of releasing them into your backyard!

These butterflies are absolutely safe to release into the environment.

Kit includes:

  • Pop-up habitat and instruction guide
  • A coupon for butterfly larvae with special food and feeding kit

Notice! This kit doesn’t contain any live insects, but contains a mail-in coupon for the live critters. There is an additional $3.00 required when redeeming your coupon for shipping and handling of the live larvae.

Three butterflies are guaranteed to be perfect specimens. Please allow approximately 3 weeks for your larvae to develop. During extremely hot or cold weather, delivery of live larvae may be delayed. Available only in the Continental U.S. and Alaska.

Ages 4 & up.

Remember! This kit will be shipped with a Coupon for live caterpillars – not the actual caterpillars!


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

Tell Me A Riddle

The Riddle Show Talking MicrophoneWhat’s the best way to crack up the people you love? With our Toy of The Week, of course.

It’s The Riddle Show! This talking electronic microphone comes loaded with over 145 jokes, riddles, tongue twisters–plus music and sound effects–all at the touch of a button. Kids can also use it as a working microphone.

Building confidence was never this much fun!

3 AAA batteries included.

From Educational Insights for ages 6-10 yrs.

Let’s Make Some Pom Poms!

You can never have enough pomPom Pom Kit poms! That’s why the Pom Pom Kit by Ann Williams Group is our Toy Of The Week!

Pom Poms

Our kit makes it easy to do with a new, adjustable bamboo tool. Make up to 24 pom poms all at once. Make tiny pom poms or giant pillow sized poms. Make pom pom scarves, crafts, or add them as colorful trim.

Just click any image to see the kit in our store.

Pom Pom Kit




Kit contains 24 inch bamboo tool and 300 yards of yarn to get you started.

From Ann Williams Group for ages 8 yrs-teen.

Learn A Lifelong Skill with Fuzzy Wuzzy Knitting

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a….Knitting Kit!

And its our Toy of The Week!

Fuzzy Wuzzy Knitting Kit by Alex ToysShowing a child the joy of knitting is a gesture that will last a lifetime, long after the first yarn is used.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Knitting

This beautifully thought-out kit is personal, cozy and a perfect welcome to a creative, expressive world, where concentration and calm rule the day. Included are knitting needles and six skeins of soft, colorful yarn. A sweet keepsake tin keeps it all together.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Knitting

From Alex Toys for ages 7-12 yrs. Click any image to buy…..

Melt Hearts with the Ice Crystal Queen Gown

Ice Crystal Queen Gown

Could you just melt? It’s our Toy Of The Week!

Picture your little princess turning into a queen the minute she slips on this full-length confection–a swirl of aqua blue, trimmed in cool silver. Sheer organza is used for the sleeves and tulle for the dramatic train.

Comfortable, machine washable and destined to be a favorite.

From Creative Education of Canada for ages 4-6 yrs. Available in Small, Medium and Large sizes.