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The Switch Witch – A Halloween Tradition

SWITCH WITCHIt’s Halloween and you know what that means! Yes, old reruns of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “Garfield’s Halloween,” but it’s also the time of year when kids get all that CANDY CANDY CANDY! But really is it a good idea for us to give our kids so much sugar? What if there was an alternative? That’s why Learning Express has brought in the Switch Witch. Right now we are currently only stocking them in Durham but we can always get items transferred for you!

Switch Witch is an original children’s book and Switch Witch doll that helps families get rid of too much Halloween candy! Here is the story: Every year, in the beginning of October, many young Switch Witches say goodbye to their parents, hop in their flying cauldrons, and go visit kids for a long sleepover play date. During the weeks leading up to Halloween, kids can play with their Switch Witch. In exchange for a nice visit, their Switch Witch will turn some of their Halloween candy in to a gift! Then off they all fly – back home to their own families – until next Halloween when they will return to visit again.

Switch Witch helps families who are concerned with their children’s health, concerned about cavities or obesity, and who struggle with children’s food allergies during the holidays. It is also a fun and magical tradition that families enjoy together! Learn more about Switch Witch at their website, and be sure to stop by Learning Express to pick up your book and doll.


Pumpkin Eggnog Zoku

Zoku Pumpkin Eggnog

Summer is over and it’s time to put away that slushy maker, right? Negative, nope, no way no how. It’s time to switch up the recipes for your Zoku slushy/ice cream/shake maker!

Don’t have a Zoku? Check out this post to learn more about all the cool things it can do, and be sure to pick yours up today at Learning Express. They make excellent gifts for the kiddos, or use them your self for entertaining. There are so many cool recipes for kids and adults too!

We thought we’d post a great recipe found on Zoku’s recipe page to help you get into the Fall spirit! Enjoy!

Serves 2


1 1/2 cups high quality vanilla or eggnog ice cream
6 ounces (3/4 cup) high quality eggnog (regular or *pumpkin)
4 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

whipped cream
pumpkin pie spice

Place all ingredients into a blender and purée on medium speed. Pour into the Slush and Shake Maker; stir until thick.

If desired, top shakes with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

*If using pumpkin eggnog, decrease the pumpkin purée to 2 tablespoons and the pumpkin pie spice to ¾ teaspoon.

Zing Air Hunterz

Air Hunterz Crossbow

ZingCrossbowBrrr…..September not only brings the cold weather, but it’s archery season in NC, and Learning Express has just the thing for that little outdoor sportsman. The Air Hunterz Crossbow from Zing Toys is not only easy to use, but it’s incredibly accurate and shoots over 45 feet! It comes with three soft suction cup arrows that are soft enough to use indoors, but heavy enough to shoot outside as well. This is a must have for any young sportsman looking to gain skill in the classic sport of archery. We recommend this for kids 8+.

If you’re more of a regular bow kind of guy, check out the Z Curve bow from Zing Toys. It shoots 125ft and has arrows that whistle as they fly through the air!

Stop by Learning Express today for a demo of the Air Hunterz Crossbow!


Heads Up, We’re Hiring!

Now HiringLearning Express is now hiring for Full and Part time Team Leader positions, with immediate openings in our newest Falls Pointe location off Falls of Neuse Rd in North Raleigh.

Let’s be real, who doesn’t want to work in a toy store?  We are flexible with any type of schedule whether you’re looking for part time or full time. If you just want a few hours a week to make a little money for the holidays, that great. If you’re looking for a career with one of the best small businesses in the triangle, bring it on. It’s an excellent opportunity for stay at home moms and college students.

(Hint…we’re looking for creative, driven individuals.)

Duties include…

  • Training new team members
  • Gift wrapping
  • Learning new products and how to sell
  • Ringing on the registers
  • Ordering product
  • Merchandising
  • Participating in store meetings and contributing with unique, innovative ideas

Are you the right person? Print off the application below and bring it in to any of our 4 triangle locations. We look forward to working with you!


Cary, Raleigh, Durham – NC


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