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5-21-06

Learning Resources® Introduces Radius™ Audio Learning System
Combines Interactive CD Technology with Advanced Card-reading Capabilities

Vernon Hills, Ill., May 22, 2006—Learning Resources®, a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational products and teacher resources, announces the launch of the Radius Audio Learning System, an innovative, content-rich teaching platform that combines digital CD technology with advanced card-reading capabilities.

The Radius Audio Learning System enables students—individually or in small groups—to learn a diverse number of subjects through varied lesson patterns and simple, hands-on interaction. Students simply insert a Radius CD and scan one of the accompanying cards to begin. Step-by-step oral instructions, recorded with digital sound quality for proper oral modeling, guide students through activities, and an interactive audio feature provides immediate feedback for self-checking and reinforcement. The record and playback feature enables students immediately to hear up to two minutes of their own responses.

Radius CD card sets, which are sold separately, include 40 double-sided, write- on/wipe-off cards with over 80 activities that provide multiple lesson patterns. Sets also include a corresponding CD with more than 45 minutes of audio content that helps students complete the activities and answer open-ended questions. The Radius CD cards sets for English language learners (ELLs) include a Spanish-language audio support feature.

Radius CD card sets for language cover a variety of topics geared to emergent, beginning and developing readers, including alphabet awareness, short vowels, long vowels, rhyming words families, blends and digraphs, reading fluency and reading comprehension. Radius CD Card Sets for ELLs introduce key concepts, including listening, speaking, reading and writing common English vocabulary words, phrases and language patterns; conversations involving listening, reading, speaking and writing; and math and science concepts with related content-area vocabulary.      

The Radius Audio Learning System retails for $229.95, and the Radius CD Card Sets are $39.95 each. The Radius unit accommodates up to four stereo headphones. Stereo headphones with microphone are available for $36.95 and a set of two channel speakers for $26.95. Radius and Radius CD card sets will be available in July 2006 and can be found at local teacher specialty stores and at www.LearningResources.com.    

For an interactive online demo of the Radius and more information, visit www.RadiusLearning.com.  
           
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About Learning Resources®
Learning Resources is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and of 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, Ill., Learning Resources markets and distributes its products in over 80 countries around the globe.  For more information about Learning Resources, visit www.LearningResources.com

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