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2-21-06

Learning Resources® Helps Future Meteorologists Learn About the Weather
--Introduces Several Weather-related Educational Products for Children   

Vernon Hills, Ill., February 21, 2006 – The headline-making weather events of the last few years have peaked children’s interest in meteorology, and Learning Resources®, a leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys and products, is introducing an array of products to help these young meteorologists better understand the weather.  

A Giant Inflatable Weather Set teaches young children about different types of weather with large, colorful shapes that include a cloud, sun, snowflake, lightning bolt and raindrop. An activity guide provides weather-related facts and fun activities. For ages 5+.  Retail price: $36.95.

The Weather Center includes durable meteorological instruments that enable children to measure and record barometric pressure, relative humidity, and air temperature on a daily or hourly basis, and then record the trends, averages, highs and lows. The sturdy carrying case holds a 3” barometer, hygrometer and Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometer, as well as three stands for using the instruments individually. An activity guide explains in detail how to use each instrument. For ages 5-9. Retail price: $39.95.

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis Kit and Wild Weather® Kit each includes 24 experiments to teach children about the dynamic weather events that they’ve read or heard about. For ages 8 and up. Retail price: $15.95 each.     

Children can keep track of the weather as well as days, weeks and months with a Magnetic Learning Calendar. The hanging calendar features a write-on/wipe-off surface and includes 51 magnetic pieces and activity guide. For ages 4 and up. Retail price: $17.95. 

These and other Learning Resources products can be found at local teacher or specialty toy stores or online at www.learningresources.com.

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About Learning Resources®
Learning Resources is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home.  For more than 20 years, the company has been a trusted source for educators and parents for quality, award-winning educational products in language, math, science and early childhood. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL, Learning Resources markets and distributes its products in over 80 countries around the globe. For more information about Learning Resources, visit http://www.learningresources.com

 

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