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Highlights for Children and Fingerprint Reimagine “Fun with a Purpose” for Today’s Mobile Family

New Highlights experience delivered daily to mobile tablets and phones

San Francisco
August 4, 2015

America’s best read kids’ magazine, Highlights for Children, is partnering with Fingerprint, a leading mobile technology company focused on the kids market, to bring the powerful Highlights brand to mobile devices around the world. The 69-year-old much loved brand and its most popular activities will be reimagined for mobile lifestyles, incorporating video and learning activities designed around the children’s play patterns that have evolved over the years.

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Highlights for Children, Inc. Welcomes Former President of Heinemann as President of Education Group

With the goal of taking a comprehensive view of the opportunities available in the evolving education marketplace, Highlights for Children, Inc., announced the appointment of Lesa Scott as President of the Education Group. In this newly formed position, Scott will oversee the Highlights for Children educational subsidiaries Zaner-Bloser, SDE and Stenhouse.

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Highlights for Children and Teaching Strategies Partner to Bring Literacy Resources for Infants and Toddlers into the Classroom

Highlights for Children, Inc., the leading family media brand and publisher of the best-read children’s magazines in North America, and Teaching Strategies, the Bethesda, Maryland-based educational company that publishes The Creative Curriculum® and Teaching Strategies GOLD®, today announced a partnership to provide Highlights Hello™, the award-winning magazine for infants and toddlers, to early childhood programs serving very young children.

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Highlights Introduces High Five Bilingüe, a Spanish and English Magazine for Kids

Highlights for Children, the leading family media brand and publisher of the best-read children’s magazines in North America, today announced the launch of a Spanish/English version of its popular High Five magazine for young children. Filled with character- and skill-building fun, High Five Bilingüe will be a resource to the rapidly growing population of young families in the U.S. who are learning both Spanish and English.

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National Survey Reveals 62% of Kids Think Parents Are Too Distracted to Listen

A majority of kids (62 percent) say their parents are distracted when kids are trying to talk to them, according to Highlights magazine’s 2014 State of the Kid survey results, an annual survey that gives children ages 6 to12 a national platform to share their thoughts and feelings about major issues. For the sixth annual State of the Kid survey, Highlights polled 1,521 children – including both Highlights readers and non-readers – to gain their insights on parental distractions, school, and extracurricular activities.

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Highlights for Children, Inc. Introduces Let’s Grow

For parents, everyday moments spent with their babies—whether strolling through the park, splashing in the bath tub or sharing a story at bedtime—are times to treasure. Today, Highlights for Children, the leading family media brand and publisher of the most-read children’s magazines in North America, announces the launch of Highlights Let’s Grow, a unique series created to help parents celebrate the joys of everyday life with baby.

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Highlights for Children Launches ‘I Was a Highlights Kid’

For millions of Americans, the mention of Highlights magazine evokes fond childhood memories of  hours spent reading stories and poems, laughing along with The Timbertoes and Goofus and Gallant,  or intently searching the Hidden Pictures puzzles for the concealed items. Generations of children were raised with Highlights magazine.  Today, Highlights for Children is inviting those grown-up kids to share their memories as part of “I Was a Highlights Kid,” a  new Facebook-based social media campaign filled with fun, interactive activities that celebrate the nostalgia of Highlights magazine. 

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Highlights for Children, Inc. Announces Marie O’Neill as Creative Director of Editorial

Highlights for Children today announces that it has appointed Marie O’Neill as Creative Director of Editorial. In this newly created role, O’Neill will lead the overall design sensibility for all children’s products published or licensed under the Highlights brand and its imprints, including all three Highlights magazines, kids’ websites, retail products, and books.

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Highlights for Children, Inc. supports American Academy of Pediatrics new recommendation to read aloud to children from birth

Highlights for Children, Inc., the leading family media brand and publisher of the most-read children’s magazines in North America, today announces its support of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) new policy announcement about reading to children from birth. The AAP’s recommendation, which was released on Tuesday, aligns with Highlights’ long-standing position on early childhood literacy.

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Highlights Magazine Joins Providence Talks Effort

Mayor Angel Taveras today announced that Highlights for Children, Inc, the leading family media brand and publisher of the best-read children’s magazines in North America, will donate 7,500 magazines and books to Providence Talks this year. The materials to be donated include Highlights Hello magazines, designed for children ages 0-2, as well as other baby books and materials to support parents in reading to their babies.

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Highlights for Children, Inc. Announces Sylvia Barsotti as Director of Parenting Editorial

To further support Highlights for Children’s dedication to helping families raise curious, confident, creative and caring kids, Highlights announces that it has appointed Sylvia Barsotti as Director of Parenting Editorial. In this newly created role, Barsotti will lead the strategy and development of Highlights Parenting, the division of Highlights that focuses on digital and print content for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers.

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Highlights Hello Magazine Honored with Prestigious Parents’ Choice Award

Highlights for Children, the leading family media brand and publisher of the best-read children’s magazines in North America, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Parents’ Choice Award for its newest magazine, Highlights Hello. The award recognizes Hello as a top magazine for children, placing it among the very best that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination and inspire creativity.

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Highlights for Children wins big at ‘Achievements in Marketing’ awards dinner

Highlights for Children, the leading family media brand and publisher of the best-read children’s magazines in North America, received top honors from the Columbus American Marketing Association (AMA) for its 2013 Highlights Holiday Gift Guide integrated marketing campaign, as well as four other awards. The Columbus AMA presented the awards at its January 23 Achievements in Marketing awards dinner.

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Highlights Magazine Announces Results Of Major Opinion Poll Of American Kids

Highlights magazine, the best-read children’s magazine in North America, has announced the results of its annual opinion poll of its readers in the U.S. The Highlights 2013 State of the Kid (SOTK) survey gives kids a national platform to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences related to major issues that are on the minds of parents nationwide.

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Highlights For Children, Inc. Launches International Editions of Highlights and Highlights High Five Magazines

Today, family media brand Highlights launched the international edition of its flagship magazines Highlights and Highlights High Five at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book and media fair in the world.

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Highlights For Children, Inc. Introduces Hidden Pictures Club ‘Let’s Play’ and ‘Eagle-Eye’ Deliver Find-it Fun for Kids of Every Age

Highlights for Children today introduced its Hidden Pictures Club, a monthly two-book set featuring hidden-object puzzles and engaging games and activities for children. With two levels– Let’s Play Hidden Pictures for ages 3 to 6 and Eagle-Eye Hidden Pictures for ages 6 and up – all kids can now enjoy find-it fun that is appropriate for their age and skill level.

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Highlights For Children and Delhi Press Unveil New Children’s Magazines in India

Today, at a launch event in Delhi, Highlights for Children, publishers of the most-read children’s magazines in North America, and Delhi Press, publisher of the best-selling magazines in India, unveiled a version of Highlights and High Five magazines adapted for the children of India – Highlights Champs and Highlights Genies.

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Highlights for Children, Inc. Debuts New Version of its Best-Selling Geography Puzzle Book Club

Highlights for Children announced today that it has launched a new edition of Which Way USA, its popular monthly puzzle club that delivers a state-by-state adventure through the United States for children ages 6 and older. Each shipment of Which Way USA engages children in hours of entertainment and fun, while also providing education on important people, attractions, historical facts and cultural landmarks in every state.

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Highlights Magazine Science Editor Andy Boyles Named AAAS Fellow

Andy Boyles, science editor for Highlights magazine, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Boyles was recognized for “having introduced millions of children to nature’s wonders and the process of science.” Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Boyles accepted the honor today at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass.

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Beloved Publisher Highlights for Children Launches New Magazine for Babies

Highlights for Children, Inc., the family media brand devoted to "Fun with a Purpose," has released Highlights Hello, a new monthly magazine geared toward babies and their caretakers.

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