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December 3, 2007
Holiday Gifts for Teachers: Survey Finds It’s Not the Gift That Counts, It’s the Thanks and Effort

A mug, gift card or apple knickknack? Parents often rack their brains trying to find the perfect gift for a teacher, but a recent survey of teachers indicates that they would rather a thank-you and effort on the part of parents and students than a gift.

November 1, 2007
Learning Resources Offers Tips for Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are an annual fall ritual and one of the best ways for parents to get involved in their child’s education. The educational experts at Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational toys and products for homes and classrooms, offer tips to parents for making the most of parent-teacher conferences.

October 16 , 2007
Learning Resources Receives Honors for Packaging and Catalog Design

Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational tools, and its design team were recently recognized by the 2007 American Graphic Design Awards for its product packaging and catalog design. Eight of the company’s package designs and its toy catalog were presented with American Graphic Design Awards.

October 9 , 2007
Learning Resources Names Toriumi to Lead Branding Initiative

Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the classroom and learning toys for the home, announced today its appointment of Eric Toriumi to lead the company’s strategic branding initiative. Toriumi, who is currently senior marketing director at Learning Resources, will head up the branding endeavor to better define, position and promote the company’s corporate and product brands.

September 18 , 2007
Learning Resources Appoints Etienne Veber CEO and Richard Woldenberg Chairman

Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the classroom and learning toys for the home, announced today its appointment of Etienne Veber as chief executive officer. Veber was formerly Learning Resources’ president and chief operating officer. Richard Woldenberg, formerly CEO, was named chairman of Learning Resources.

September 1 , 2007
Learning Resources Offers Toys for Tots Matching Donation Program

As a national corporate sponsor of the 2007 Marines Toys for Tots campaign, Learning Resources, Inc., a manufacturer of hands-on educational toys and products for the home and classroom, will match each of its online shoppers’ donations to this year’s Toys for Tots campaign.

August 30, 2007
Learning Resources Offers Tips on Starting the School Year Off Right

Switching gears from the relaxing pace of summer to the hectic back-to-school routine isn’t always easy. Learning Resources, a manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the home and classroom, offers some practical tips for getting families back into the school mode.

August 17, 2007
A Letter from Our President

In light of the recent publicity about toys made in China, we would like to assure you that all Learning Resources products are safe for use by children. The safety of children is our top priority in both the design and manufacturing of each product.

June 21, 2007
Learning Resources Puts Fun and Learning into Summer Travel

Switching gears from the relaxing pace of summer to the hectic back-to-school routine isn’t always easy. Learning Resources, Inc., a manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the home and classroom, offers some practical tips for getting families back into the school mode.

May 30, 2007
Learning Resources Introduces Products to Help Teach Elapsed Time

Elapsed time is an abstract concept and often difficult for students to understand. To assist teachers in helping students better understand elapsed time, Learning Resources, a manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the classroom, has introduced several elapsed time teaching aids.

May 15, 2007
Learning Resources Announces Appointment of Terry Morabito as Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Learning Resources, Inc., a leading global provider of hands-on educational materials for classrooms and of learning toys for the home, announced today the appointment of Terry Morabito as vice president, global supply chain.

May 8, 2007
Teacher Appreciation: Survey Finds It’s Not the Gift That Counts, It’s the Thanks and Effort

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11

In spite of modest salaries, crowded classrooms, anxiety about meeting standardized testing goals and lack of resources; teachers say that all they need to feel appreciated is a thank-you and effort on the part of students and their parents, according to a recent survey of 1500 teachers. The survey was conducted by Learning Resources, a manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the classroom and home, in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11.

May 2, 2007
Learning Resources Receives Honors for Product Packaging

Nine Packaging Designs Win American Inhouse Design Awards

Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational tools, and its design team were recently recognized by the 2007 American Inhouse Design Awards for its product packaging. Nine of the company’s package designs were presented with American Inhouse Design Awards, which are sponsored by Graphic Design USA to recognize outstanding work of in-house designers. 

April 2, 2007
Learning Resources Introduces Flip4Science™, a Step-by-Step Approach to Scaffolded Inquiry

Kits help teachers progress students through direct, guided and full inquiry scientific method

To help teachers engage their students in inquiry-based, hands-on science experiments and prepare them for standardized science tests, Learning Resources, a provider of hands-on educational products for the classroom, developed Flip4Science™ kits. Each kit, geared to grades K-2, provides step-by-step activities in scaffolded inquiry.

February 9, 2007
Learning Resources Highlights Science Toys at Toy Fair

Science testing in schools fuels interest in science educational toys

Schools will begin administering No Child Left Behind-mandated science assessment tests annually beginning with the 2007–08 school year. To help parents prepare their children for these tests, Learning Resources®, a leading manufacturer of educational toys, is introducing a number of science toys at this year’s American International Toy Fair.    

January 26, 2007
Learning Resources Offers Parents Tips for Getting Kids Interested in Science

From developing curiosity in young children to science fair project help

Scientific literacy is needed to navigate our everyday lives and parents can play a critical role in developing their children’s lifelong interest in science. Learning Resources, a manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the classroom and home, offers some simple tips for instilling an interest in children.  

December 15, 2006
Learning Resources Offers Holiday Gift Givers Tips for Selecting Educational Toys

Educational toys are a great option for holiday gift-givers, but selecting the right educational toy isn�t always an easy task. The education experts at Learning Resources offer some general guidelines for selecting appropriate learning toys.

November 9, 2006
Learning Resources Offers Tips for Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are an annual fall ritual and one of the best ways for parents to get involved in their child�s education. The educational experts at Learning Resources, a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational products and toys for homes and classrooms, offers tips to parents for making the most of parent-teacher conferences.  

October 17, 2006
Learning Resources, Inc. Completes Educational Insights Acquisition
Strengthens market leadership in �hands-on� educational products and toys

Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home, announced today it completed its acquisition of Educational Insights, a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading, science, and other subjects. Educational Insights will continue to maintain its headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. and will operate as an independent business unit of Learning Resources.

 

June 26, 2006
Learning Resources, Inc. Acquires Safe-T Products, Inc. and Extra Measures, Inc. -
Expands Leadership in Manipulative-Based Classroom Products

Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home, announced today its acquisition of Safe-T Products, Inc. and Extra Measures, Inc., manufacturers of hands-on learning products and tools for teaching math, art and science.

 

June 6, 2006
Learning Resources� Introduces Reading Rods� Fluency & Comprehension Kits

New kits take manipulative-based approach to enhancing fluency and comprehension 

Learning Resources�, a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational products and teacher resources, announces the availability of its new Reading Rods� Fluency & Comprehension Reading Kits, which are designed to build and reinforce students� fluency and comprehension skills through engaging hands-on, standards-based activities.
           

May 22, 2006
Learning Resources� Introduces Radius� Audio Learning System

Combines Interactive CD Technology with Advanced Card-reading Capabilities

Learning 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.

 

May 1, 2006
Learning Resources� Introduces Step-by-Step Handbooks for Teaching with Math Manipulatives

Grade-leveled Lessons are Aligned with NCTM Standards

National and state standards mandate or recommend the use of manipulatives in teaching mathematics, and Learning Resources launches a series entitled, �Hands-On Standards: Photo-Illustrated Lessons for Teaching with Math Manipulatives,� to assist teachers in easily integrating manipulatives into their math curriculum and meeting standards.

 

April 30, 2006
Learning Resources� Unveils Expanded Spanish Literacy at Reading Association Conference

Helps to meet growing need for Spanish literacy products
Learning Resources showcases its Spanish literacy line at the 2006 International Reading Association Conference.

 

April 5, 2006
Learning Resources Helps Promote Nutrition Education with New Products

--Food Pyramid Pocket Chart and Pretend & Play Healthy Snacks Among Introductions

To help schools address rising childhood obesity and comply with a new federal law requiring schools to establish wellness policies, Learning Resources� introduces several new products that provide hands-on nutrition education for elementary school children.

 

February 21, 2006
Learning Resources� Helps Future Meteorologists Learn About the Weather

--Introduces Several Weather-related Educational Products for Children  

Learning Resources� introduces an array of products to help these young meteorologists better understand the weather. 

 

February 9, 2006
Growth in Educational Toy Market Spurs Learning Resources� Toy Fair Introductions

Higher educational standards and parental aspirations spark market growth

Learning Resources showcases its expanding array of educational toys and products at 2006 American International Toy Fair.   

 

February 9, 2006
Learning Resources� Unveils Expanded Spanish Language Toy Line at Toy Fair

Helps to meet growing need for Spanish language educational toys

Learning Resources showcases its expanded Spanish language toy line at the 2006 American International Toy Fair.

 

January 19, 2006
Learning Resources� Showcases Hands-on Products for English Language Learners at Phoenix Bilingual Conference

Highlights interactive literacy products specifically designed for native Spanish-speakers

Learning Resources booth highlights at the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference.

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