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October 14, 2013

Lakeshore® Learning Store Opens First Kansas Location on October 18
Leading Educational Retailer Comes to Kansas City’s Merriam Town Center

CARSON, Calif.—(October 14, 2013)—Lakeshore Learning Store, one of the nation’s leading retailers of educational materials for children, announced today the opening of its first Kansas location on Friday, October 18. Located at 5670 Antioch Road in the Merriam Town Center, the 5,500-square-foot store will offer teachers and parents a wide selection of unique toys & games designed to help children reach developmental milestones and achieve educational goals—while still having fun!

Built on the philosophy that children learn best through play, Lakeshore Learning Store invites guests to explore an expansive array of products that spark young imaginations and get kids excited to discover, explore and build new skills. From engaging math and reading games to puzzles, science kits and more, Lakeshore’s products span the curriculum and are 100% developed by expert educators.

“We can't wait to open our doors in Kansas City,” said Tony Gioia, Vice President of Retail at Lakeshore. “We look forward to joining with the passionate teachers and dedicated parents in this community who are committed to raising confident, accomplished children through a love of learning.”

In addition to an extensive product offering, Lakeshore Learning Store offers free teacher workshops and several family-friendly events throughout the year. And, every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families are invited to enjoy Free Crafts for Kids, a program that gives children an opportunity to explore their creative side with fun crafts that range from seasonal decorations and puppets to special cards and keepsakes.

Family-owned and family-run, Lakeshore has been providing innovative learning materials for schools and homes for 59 years. In addition to offering a convenient online store,, the company now operates 59 stores in 28 states, with plans to expand further in the coming years.

For more information about Lakeshore Learning Store, visit

About Lakeshore—Products Designed with Learning in Mind™
Lakeshore Learning Materials is a leading developer and retailer of top-quality materials for early childhood education programs, elementary schools and homes nationwide. Since 1954, Lakeshore has offered innovative learning materials distinguished by their quality, educational merit and safety. To learn more, visit

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