Learning Express Toys

  • Toy Review: The Doodle-Track Car Set

    Greetings, Learning Expressions readers!

    This week on the blog we’re putting the spotlight on the Doodle-Track Car product by Daydream Toy. The Doodle-Track car is a craft activity and race car all wrapped into one and can provide hours of interactive online and in-house entertainment. Keep reading to find out how it shakes out using the Learning Express 3F’s of toy quality—form, function and fun!

    Doodle Track Car

    Form

    The Doodle-Track set has four essential in-the-box components—the Doodle-Track Car, a washable marker, stick-on decals, and playmat track. One of our favorite things about the Doodle-Track is that it also has an interactive online component. Kids can go online to http://www.doodletrackcar.com/buildatrack/index.html and make a customized race track of their very own— complete with traffic signals, trees, and shops! The track can be printed out and, if you have enough paper in your printer, can cover your whole playroom floor. Take a look at the track we created online!

    Online Doodle Tracker

    Function

    The magic behind the Doodle-Track Car Set is that the little race car will follow any line that you draw!_ After the race car has been decorated to your satisfaction and given 2 AAA batteries, you’re ready to go. The car can meander around the playmat track or go for a ride on the race track you create online. All you need to do is draw a line with your marker (or with any black marker or crayon) and the Doodle-Track car will follow any twist or turn you put in its path. Feel like taking the car off-roading? Just get a large blank sheet of paper and create any route you want—the car will follow your marker wherever you want to travel! Check out this video to see the car in action:

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    Fun

    The Doodle-Track Car Set is an incredibly addictive little toy. Kids can get creative decorating the car and designing customized race tracks, and can then enjoy hours of interactive fun getting the car to go anywhere they (and their truly magical marker) decide it should go. We’re not sure how the technology works behind this little vehicle, but it’s pretty amazing to watch.

    We also love that this toy has an online component – kids increasingly want toys to have an online and “real life” presence and making a customized racetrack online is rewarding, engaging, and a whole ton of fun.

    Happy doodling! Talk to you again soon!

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  • Northern Ohio and Michigan Stores

    We operate 3 stores in the area, and hope you’ll stop by and visit us at one of the stores soon! ~Gary and Molly Fitzpatrick

    Maumee, OH

    308 Learning Express Toys of Maumee

    Sylvania, OH

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    Ann Arbor, MI

    228 Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor
  • New York Franchise Business Opportunity - with Learning Express

    Educational Toy Franchise, Learning Express Toys, Announces Nationwide Growth

    Community Based Local Toy Store Chain is Expanding

    The national educational toy store franchise Learning Express Toys, winner of the 2012 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, is expanding at an average of one new toy store per month. Now, with more than 130 franchise stores located across the United States, Learning Express Toys seeks to expand into additional areas of New York.

    “Typically our new franchisees have no retail management or business ownership experience,” says Linda Moore, Learning Express Toys director of franchise development. “From the start we are there to make sure the grand opening of the Learning Express Toys location is an efficient and effective event. It is vital that the franchisees are comfortable with their new business.”

    At the corporate headquarters of Learning Express Toys, the team ensures that all franchisees benefit from a strong brand, group purchasing power, lease negotiation, store marketing and design, and business analytics.  It’s not all work, though. “Franchisees have dedicated their working life to play,” says Moore. And, each franchisee understands that the right toys profoundly impacts child development!

    To learn more about owning a Learning Express Toys franchise, visit learningexpress.com/franchises or contact Linda Moore directly at (800) 436-8697.

    About Learning Express Toys Learning Express Toys is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational toy stores with more than 130 locations across the country, each one locally owned and operated. Learning Express Toys provides an extraordinary shopping experience with knowledgeable sales staff who offer expert advice on choosing the perfect toy, for every child, for every occasion. The Learning Express Toys  product mix is carefully selected from manufacturers around the world and each toy has exceptional play value. A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization, civic fundraising, and customer VIP programs make each Learning Express Toys store an integral part of its community.

  • Long Island Franchise Business Opportunity with Learning Express

    Educational Toy Franchise, Learning Express Toys, Announces Nationwide Growth

    Community Based Local Toy Store Chain is Expanding

    The national educational toy store franchise Learning Express Toys, winner of the 2012 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, is expanding at an average of one new toy store per month. Now, with more than 130 franchise stores located across the United States, Learning Express Toys seeks to expand into additional areas of New York, specifically Long Island.

    “Typically our new franchisees have no retail management or business ownership experience,” says Linda Moore, Learning Express Toys director of franchise development. “From the start we are there to make sure the grand opening of the Learning Express Toys location is an efficient and effective event. It is vital that the franchisees are comfortable with their new business.”

    At the corporate headquarters of Learning Express Toys, the team ensures that all franchisees benefit from a strong brand, group purchasing power, lease negotiation, store marketing and design, and business analytics.  It’s not all work, though. “Franchisees have dedicated their working life to play,” says Moore. And, each franchisee understands that the right toys profoundly impacts child development!

    To learn more about owning a Learning Express Toys franchise, visit learningexpress.com/franchises or contact Linda Moore directly at (800) 436-8697.

    About Learning Express Toys Learning Express Toys is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational toy stores with more than 130 locations across the country, each one locally owned and operated. Learning Express Toys provides an extraordinary shopping experience with knowledgeable sales staff who offer expert advice on choosing the perfect toy, for every child, for every occasion. The Learning Express Toys  product mix is carefully selected from manufacturers around the world and each toy has exceptional play value. A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization, civic fundraising, and customer VIP programs make each Learning Express Toys store an integral part of its community.

  • New Virginia Franchise Business Opportunities with the Nation's Largest Educational Toy Store

    Educational Toy Franchise, Learning Express Toys, Announces Nationwide Growth

    Community Based Local Toy Store Chain is Expanding

    The national educational toy store franchise Learning Express Toys, winner of the 2012 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, is expanding at an average of one new toy store per month. Now, with more than 130 franchise stores located across the United States, Learning Express Toys seeks to expand into additional areas of Virginia.

    “Typically our new franchisees have no retail management or business ownership experience,” says Linda Moore, Learning Express Toys director of franchise development. “From the start we are there to make sure the grand opening of the Learning Express Toys location is an efficient and effective event. It is vital that the franchisees are comfortable with their new business.”

    At the corporate headquarters of Learning Express Toys, the team ensures that all franchisees benefit from a strong brand, group purchasing power, lease negotiation, store marketing and design, and business analytics.  It’s not all work, though. “Franchisees have dedicated their working life to play,” says Moore. And, each franchisee understands that the right toys profoundly impacts child development!

    To learn more about owning a Learning Express Toys franchise, visit learningexpress.com/franchises or contact Linda Moore directly at (800) 436-8697.

    About Learning Express Toys Learning Express Toys is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational toy stores with more than 130 locations across the country, each one locally owned and operated. Learning Express Toys provides an extraordinary shopping experience with knowledgeable sales staff who offer expert advice on choosing the perfect toy, for every child, for every occasion. The Learning Express Toys  product mix is carefully selected from manufacturers around the world and each toy has exceptional play value. A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization, civic fundraising, and customer VIP programs make each Learning Express Toys store an integral part of its community.