November 23, 2018 Newsletter – Shop Small

The Learning Tree toy stores 913-385-1234
Small Business Saturday Nov. 24th

Drop in tomorrow for Small Business Saturday, Melissa and Doug deals, and from 10:30am – 12:00pm for the Homemade Holiday Workshop to get ideas for handcrafted gifts and make your first gift to take home!

Special Book Event with Rhiannon Ally

Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work!

Saturday December 1, Corinth Square

10:30am – 12:00pm

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!

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.

About the Book:
Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work! is a story for young children feeling sad when mom leaves for work. Leo and his sister, Luci, try to find a way to get Mommy to stay home from work. But when a mishap at their school threatens to cancel a bake sale, Leo and Luci’s Mommy jumps into action.

Family Holiday Fun

Shop Small November 24th

Shop SmallSat. Nov. 24, Corinth Square, Park Place: Shop Local It’s Small Business Saturday: It may be the day to shop small businesses like ours but we’ve got BIG plans at The Learning Tree today!

We’re offering a pre-holiday 25% discount on all Melissa and Doug products all day.

10:30-12pm: It’s a Homemade Holiday Workshop!
Want ideas for homemade holiday gifts for friends and family? We’ll get you started! Sew this FREE Cookie Key Chain from Klutz for a friend on your list. Then we’ll show you kits to make, erasers, soap, lip balms and other cute little made-by-you gifts for everyone!

Thursday Nov. 29, Corinth Square, Park Place: Holiday Open House: Visit us all day at both Learning Tree locations where we’ll be welcoming the holiday season with some happy holiday music, refreshments and the opportunity to receive a gift certificate for $20 with your purchase of $100 or more.

  • 5:00pm Park Place: Santa will be strolling through Park Place but come in out of the cold and meet him at the Learning Tree at 5:00pm.

Thursday Nov. 29, 6:00 – 7:00 PM Corinth Square 2018 Holiday Tree Lighting- We’ll be open till 8PM as we join you in the courtyard to make merry and enjoy the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree in Corinth Square. Come in to visit us for a candy cane treat!

Game Night At Foo's Fabulous Cafe

Friday Nov. 30, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Learning Tree Family Game Night at Foo’s Fabulous Cafe: Learning Tree game experts will setup the tables in Foo’s backroom ready to teach you how to play NEW games, no rule reading required! We’ll have out NEW games for all ages, including grown-up strategy games. Come play games with us and dig into a treat while you wait for your turn!

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Your 2018 Learning Tree Holiday Catalog Is Here!!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog highlights some of our favorites for the season. If you haven’t had a look, we want to give you a chance to shop happy and join the fun!

Click the image for the electronic version. There are options to turn the pages, share and bookmark. Look for special pricing throughout and go all the way to the end for coupon SAVINGS!

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

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 like you, do you like us? Like our Facebook page and get the Learning Tree scoop plus giveaways and fun!




Two For Tea Event February 3!

Join us for a very special Tea for Two,

“No Tooting at Tea” Tea Party!

Saturday, February 3rd, Corinth Square

Each $5 Reservation is for 1 Child and 1 Adult.
Register Early as Space is Limited!

Ages 4+

11:00am Tea Party or 2:00pm Tea Party

Kids, grab your grown-up. You are invited for a tons-of-fun Tea Party!  Special guest Alastair Heim, local author of the delightfully silly book, No Tooting at Tea, will join us for an interactive story reading and tea-time activities including:

  • Fancy Hat or Bowtie Making
  • Teatime Photo Session
  • Take-Home Treats

Nicole Buriss, founder of the Midwest Tea Fest, will be serving kid-friendly tea and a light fruit and cupcake snack!

We’ll wear our hats and hold our teacups with our pinkies in the air! Feel free to wear your dress-up clothes.

No Tooting at Tea is available for pre-order or copies will be available the day of the event.

Call 913-385-1234 and make your reservation today!


March 17, 2016 Newsletter


The Learning Tree toy stores 913-385-1234

We’re Ready for Summer!

Wet Head Game by Hog Wild ToysSummer swim toys and new games have started coming in and we have a calendar packed with in-store activities and classes for you to choose from.

We’re getting ready for an amazing SUMMER! The Learning Tree will be your Fun-For-Summer Headquarters but the fun doesn’t stop when you leave the store.

The Learning Tree crew will be bringing some of our special fun (think bubbles, sidewalk chalk and surprises) to the outdoor concerts in Franklin Park and at The Summer Concert Series at Park Place. Come boogie with us!

Read on for information and 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!

$10/Kid’s Flea Market Ticket
Spaces still available! Why not start a family tradition and reserve your spot at the Kid’s Flea Market? Give your kids a chance to run their own business for a few hours at this family friendly, community event.The beginning of the summer is the perfect time for children to collect their out-grown and gently used toys, books and games to re-sell in their own “booth” space.

Click here for more info and to find out about our Best Booth contest!

Neighborhood Fun at 4th Friday Concerts

Starting May 27th with Moon City Big Band
6:30PM – 8:30PM at Franklin Park – Roe Ave. and Somerset Drive
Great local bands, free hot dog dinner and lots of kid fun from the Learning Tree all in your neighborhood park. Brought to you as a community project by Hillcrest Covenant Church.Want more info or to Join the Fourth Friday team? Click here.

Rally for Kids Concert
At Park Place in Barkley Square (corner of 116th and Ash Street)
Wed. June 1st, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

The Summer Sounds in the Park Concert Series, each Wednesday evening in June and July, kicks off with a “RALLY for Kids Concert” on June 1st to celebrate healthy parenting.

Park Place has teamed up with Shawnee Mission Health and Raised with Love and Limits to bring you this fun event. See here for complete details and activities.

Gardening and Storytime at the Learning TreeKid’s Gardening Classes
& Summer Storytime

Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00AM.

Park Place in Barkley Square (Corner of 116th Place and Ash Street)

We’re moving Wednesday storytime outside this summer to team up with Rosehill Gardens. Let’s get growing!

Sign up and information.

Want to be a Toy Expert?

Have you ever considered working as a Toy Expert?

We’re looking for year-round, full and part time additions to our Learning Tree family. Availability to include weekends. Click here for all the details and an application.

Get your Craft On with our Create It, Make It, Take It Classes and Friday Crafternoons.
Click the image for all the info…

Summer Activities for kids

Summer Crafternoons at The Learning TreeFriday Crafternoons! $10/Project

June 17th and 24th, July 8th and 15th – 2:00PM – 3:30PM Ages 4+

We’ll open the downstairs Rainbow Room at our Corinth location from 2:00PM – 3:30PM for walk-in craft-sessions. Come when you want during the session, pick your project and decide how long you stay! Great for families with different ages and stages. $10 per project. No sign-up necessary. Please call and let us know if you have a group larger than three kiddos so we can plan ahead!




Hope to SEA you at Mermaid Camp in the Rainbow Room!
No landlubbers allowed for this special week of shell-a-bration!

Mermaid Camps

Mini-Mermaid Morning Camp $45
June 20 – 23
10AM – 11:30AM
Ages 4 to 6Mermaid crafts, sing-a-longs, games, activities and snacks for little sea-loving kiddos.Take-home mermaid treasures!
Space limited. Sign-up online!

Mermaid Camp $60
June 20 – 23
1:00PM – 3:00PM
Ages 7+All things ocean for the older, more sophisticated mermaid! Mermaid crafts, sea-glass jewelry making, games, activities and snacks.
Take home treasures!
Space limited. Sign-up online!

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

Check our Facebook page often for all our event news and details.

ADULTS ONLY Coloring Event Sept. 10th!

Join The Adult Coloring Book Craze!

Join The Adult Coloring CrazeWe’re having an ADULTS ONLY Coloring Book Party on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30pm at The Learning Tree Park Place.

Now that the kids are back at school, have a relaxing night out with friends at The Learning Tree! B Y O Coloring Book, or buy one from us. Then sit down, chill out, and color!

Email Elisa to RSVP: Send Mail or call us at 913-498-1234.

The NY Times, LA Times, and our own KC Star Parade magazine have featured articles on the adult coloring book craze. Calling it “50 Shades of Coloring” and “The New Joy of Coloring,” Parade magazine tempts us to “Cheer up, chill out and get your creative juices flowing.”

This new phenomenon doesn’t surprise us here at The Learning Tree! Kids have always loved coloring and it’s a feeling that doesn’t go away as we grow up. It’s relaxing, easy, and can put you into that creative trance-like state of flow, leaving you content and calm.  Best of all, you don’t have to learn any new skills to be successful on your first attempt.

We carry an assortment of coloring book for grownups from several publishers and of course a multitude of multi-colored pens, pencils and crayons. Intricate designs include mandalas, fantasy botanicals, and enchanted animals.

Feel free to bring your own coloring books or purchase one from us before the event.

Art Open House April 23rd

Kids had a great time creating beautiful art during our Artrageous event last Saturday. Thanks to Julie Flanagan and all her students!

We have the artwork they created all framed up and hanging in our Park Place store. Here’s a small sample from 2 of our artists.

Kids art at The Learning Tree toy store

Come by to see their masterpieces any time during  The Learning Tree store hours and  come out to our Art Open House on Friday, April 23rd from 5 to 8pm to meet our young artists!
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Kid’s Flea Market June 27th at Corinth!


It’s the First Annual

Learning Tree Corinth Square

Kid’s Flea Market!

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