Kid’s Flea Market Registration is Now Open!

Save the date! Kid’s Flea Market is Saturday May 25th, 2019. Grab your booth space NOW!

2019 Kids Flea Market

It’s our 11th Annual Corinth Square Learning Tree Kid’s Flea Market!

$10/Kid’s Flea Market Ticket

This family friendly, community event gives kids a chance to run their own business for a few hours and to do a little spring-cleaning in the playroom! With their spot reserved at the Kid’s Flea Market kids can begin to collect their out-grown and gently used toys, books and games to re-sell and to plan their ‘booth.’

NEW! Through the years we’ve seen some very creative booths and merchandising. This year we’re letting you vote for BEST “BOOTH” to add a bit of fun to the day. The lucky kid winner will get an insiders tour of the Learning Tree and a $25 gift certificate.

Click here for details and to sign up online or call 913 385-1234 for info!

A $10 ticket provides:

  • A reserved spot (approx. 6’x6’ of space)
  • Promotion for the event to get lots of customers to your ‘booth’!
  • On Flea Market Saturday your Flea Market ticket is good as a $10 coupon to be used in the store.
  • A chance to make some spending money, to raise funds for a charity or to put a little something away for a rainy day.
  • Post sale, we’ll donate any items you don’t want to Operation Breakthrough, a Kansas City children’s organization whose mission is to inspire, protect and enrich the lives of children.

Details:

  • Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-paid basis.
  • Set up time begins at 9am.
  • Bring your own tables, signs, chairs, and blankets- everything you will need to display and sell your items.
  • All items must be clearly priced.
  • All items must be in good condition and complete.
  • Bring a cash box with lots of small bills and change to make a sale.
  • Bring water, hats, sunscreen to stay comfortable from set-up to tear-down!
  • During tear-down we will instruct you where to place items you are leaving for donation.
  • The Learning Tree is serving only as facilitator of the flea market and is not responsible for any of the individual transactions taking place, or the quality of the merchandise being sold.
  • Rain or shine – the sale will go on.

Are you new  to the Flea Market?

Call 913 385-1234 to sign up for Flea Market 101 – an introductory session to help you and your kiddos prepare for the Flea Market. This 30 minute session will be held at the Corinth store on Saturday May 11th at 3pm.

Rhiannon Ally, TV Anchor, coming to Corinth this Saturday with new book

Special Book Event with Rhiannon Ally

Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work!

Saturday December 1, Corinth Square

10:30am-12 Noon

Rhiannon Ally, the Emmy-award winning anchor at 41 Action News, and NEW children’s book author, is coming to share her NEW book, Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work! at Corinth Square Learning Tree! We’ll have copies available for purchase. Stop in, meet Rhiannon, catch a book reading and have her sign your copy!

Motherhood has been the toughest and most rewarding job of Rhiannon’s life. Rhiannon just welcomed her third child in October and her first two are under 5 years old. She has experienced firsthand “the mommy guilt” and understands what it means to juggle work and family life.

There are few books that help young children understand why moms work. Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work! explains that when mommy goes to work, she doesn’t love her children any less. It teaches them we all have important roles to play in the world.

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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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