Sunday, March 17, 2013
Amy Seid, Claudia Andreski and Erica Pivinski created the picture book to raise money for Education Fund of Westfield.
The authors of 'Caps Off to Westfield's Blue Devil' will sign copies of their picture book from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 18 at Learning Express Westfield at 104 Quimby Street. All proceeds will benefit the Education Fund of Westfield. Written by Education Fund members Amy Seid, Erica Pivinski and Claudia Andreski, the authors began working on the book in May of 2012. Suitable for all ages, the book, which came out in December, follows Westfield schools' mascot as he visits each of the district's 10 schools as well as local landmarks. Tasked with speaking at Westfield High School's graduation ceremony, the Blue Devil takes readers along for the ride as he embarks on a journey through town to gather information before making his speech. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Santa comes to town Saturday, Dec. 15.
Children can share their wish lists with Santa when he visits Learning Express and Jeffrey's of Westfield on Saturday, Dec. 15. The jolly old soul's first stop will be the Quimby Street toy store where he'll stay from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Santa didn't get that belly from skipping meals. The man in the big red suit will swing by Jeffrey's for lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Parents and children can enjoy a two-course meal that features an entree and dessert sure to delight big and little appetites. (See attached menus for lunch options.) Children will have a chance to talk with Santa and each will receive a goodie bag. Before returing to the North Pole, Mr. Claus will be back at Learning Express from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The cost for lunch is $…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Brain Quest Challenge event on Wednesday, September 19th at 4:00pm.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Brain Quest, the ultimate question and answer game, Learning Express is hosting a Brain Quest Challenge at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Children in preschool through sixth grade are invited to attend. The Brain Quest Team will be on hand at the Quimby Street toy and game emporium and will cater to the range of ages by tailoring the activities to meet the grade-level of participants. "The event is a great way for kids to test their knowledge, have fun and try for some free prizes," said Elaine Jordan, owner of Learning Express. For more information, call the store at 908-233-1381 or visit the shop's website.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Learning Express, an education oriented toy store in Westfield, offers free themed Play Days for children to come into the store and play with toys.
Summer Tuesday evenings mean Jazz Night for Westfielders, and for families with young children they also mean Play Days at Learning Express. For three years, Learning Express has been holding free sessions for young kids to come into the store and play with toys. “We try to tack it on to jazz night, so the people can come into town for jazz night and their kids have something to do,” Learning Express owner Elaine Jordan said. “Maybe the parents want to go down the street for yogurt with the kids after.” Play Days are themed based on the products they have in the store, said Shannon Reilly, who coordinates the Play Days. Sometimes companies send the store, located on Quimby Street, freebie products or demos for the store to build a theme …