I have been a customer at this store for many years. My first time in was at the old store by Margaret Adams on Western. My mom took me there to pick out toys for my boys who are now 29 and 26. My sons loved the toys that came frrom Learning Tree and I still have the Brio trains that were so loved by them. I then had another son who is now 13. We have been frequenting the store since before he was born. Patti, the owner, is SO helpful and knows all of her products unbeleivably well. She not only makes my 13 year old feel special and always welcome, she often asks about my two older boys. I nanny a 16 month old boy now and he and I go in to play and pick out toys. Patti hires staff who are friendly and also very helpful. She educates them about the toys so that they can help us make great choices. Patti has sent toys many places for me, including Australia. The recipients of the gifts have been impressed with the quality. When they come for visits they want to see the store where the "great toys" come from. I love to shop locally owned stores and it is always a pleasure to go to the Learning Tree to find new treasures.
What I loved about this store is that they had most of their (very unique!) toys on display so my kids could play with them right there. The train table (with Brio and Thomas the Tank) was a huge hit, as was the 'Quadrilla' marble run. The staff was knowledgeable about all their toys, and I left feeling like I have some real quality items that my kids will enjoy and learn from- not the junk they play with for a few days and then either forget about it or have it break. It was hard to get my kids out the door, and we'll be making many more trips to this fantastic find in both OKC and Edmond.
I love this store! There is something here for young children and toys their parents would love. I shopped here for my children and now shop for my grandchildren. I love the knowledgeable and friendly staff. They have gone out of their way to help me find toys, and even ordered toys for me that they didn't regularly carry. I can always count on them for wonderful gifts and great ideas!